Carlo, Luca and Silvia Verdone awarded Marco Danieli the Mario Verdone Award 2017, eighth edition, for “Worldly Girl” during the 18th European Film Festival in Lecce. Among 10 first feature films made by directors under 40, Wordly Girl – in Febraury won the David Donatello award – has been chosen by the jury with the motivation: “Because through a firm and very balanced direction, that already shows an interesting stylistic accuracy, turns the story of a forbidden love into that of an emancipation that tackles prohibitions and social pressures. A film that relies on the talent of two young and well-directed actors to narrate the journey across a world that is unveiled beyond its clichés”.