Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight won best movie honours at the recent Capri Hollywood Film Festival.
The Weinstein Company release also won best actor for Samuel L. Jackson, best actress for Jennifer Jason Leigh and best musical score for Ennio Morricone.
The awards were announced by Lina Wertmuller, honorary president of the festival, and Pascal Vicedomini, secretary general of the Institute Capri in the World.
TWC's Carol won best adapted screenplay for writer Phyllis Nagy and best production design for Judy Becker. Costume designer Sandy Powell, who worked on Carol, received the Legend Award.
TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said in a statement: "Quentin Tarantino and the entire team from The Hateful Eight are beyond thrilled to have been acknowledged in such a big way from the Capri Hollywood Film Festival. He is a massive fan of Italian cinema, which he often pays homage to in many of his films.
“I believe that this fantastic accolade is the beginning of the road to the Academy Award Best Motion Picture nomination that Quentin thoroughly deserves."
The Hateful Eight will open in Italy on Feb 4. The film debuted in the US on Christmas Day on 100 screens in 44 cities in a special limited release in 70mm, opened nationwide on Dec 30 and has grossed about US$30mil (RM126mil) at the US box office. – Reuters
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