Capri, Hollywood Film Fest: ‘Power of the Dog’ Named Best Picture

The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion’s Netflix Western, has been selected as the best picture of 2021 by the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival’s board of directors. 

The films that received the most awards, however, were Cyrano (three), Belfast, Dune, The Hand of God, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and West Side Story (two apiece).

The board, which currently includes festival founder and director Pascal Vicedomini, as well as filmmakers Bille August and Paul Haggis, songwriters Tony Renis and Noa, costume, production designers Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, production designer Gianni Quarant, and House of Gucci actress Madalina Ghenea, took into account all 2021 films, not just those that screened at their festival.

The board’s choices were unveiled during the festival’s closing event on Monday evening at Naples’ famous San Carlo Theatre. The award for best director was awarded to Paolo Sorrentino for his film The Hand of God, which was set in Naples. The complete list of winners is provided below.

The board also recognized Licorice Pizza producers Paul Thomas Anderson, Sara Murphy, and Adam Somner as Producers of the Year; Tick, Tick… Boom!

Andrew Garfield (King of Comedy Award); Ed Westwick and Sadie Frost (European Actors of the Year); and director Kirsty Bell (European Director of the Year).


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