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Congratulations: Tizza Covi awarded in Venice

Tizza Covi will take over the professorship of art and film from October 2022. The Austrian film Vera by the Vienna-based directing duo Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel has won two awards in the Orizzonti supporting track at the 79th Venice Film Festival. The film received the award for best director.

In their as usually semi-documentary project Vera, South Tyrolean Covi and Viennese Frimmel portray the unsuccessful actress Vera Gemma, daughter of screen legend Giuliano Gemma, who is still in the shadow of her famous, dead father. In the film, Covi and Frimmel deal with how to live when you are only seen as the daughter of a famous man and always compared to your father, and how to find your place in this society. The film was shot in Italian in Rome's Trastevere and San Basilio neighborhoods in the fall of 2021. The award was also given to the Roman Vera Gemma, who plays herself in the film, as best actress.