Irish co-produced feature film ‘This Must Be The Place’ has won the best director prize at Italy’s Silver Ribbons film awards.
Director Paolo Sorrentino took the award for the film that was partly shot in Dublin during August 2010 and featured Sean Penn as a retired musician who finds redemption by pursuing a Nazi war criminal.
‘This Must Be The Place’ was co-produced by Ireland’s Element Films alongside Indigo Film and Lucky Red. Ed Guiney (The Guard, All Good Children) and Andrew Lowe (The Guard, Single-Handed) produced for Element, while the film also received funding from the Irish Film Board.
Italy’s Silver Ribbons are awarded by the Italian film journalists' union SNGCI.