Seventy-four films selected and 24 nations to participate, are amongst the numbers to mark the 17th annual.
Luna d’Oriente is the film review dedicated to Turkish Films. Cannon Film, the American cinematographic, distribution and film making company, chooses Giffoni to present seven works from 7 hugely famous fairy tales.
The golden hazelnut Nocciola d’Oro is awarded to SERGIO LEONE and to the producers "Golan and Globus".
The most important guest are: VANESSA REDGRAVE, FRANCO NERO, LELLO ARENA, MAURIZIO NICHETTI, FRANCESCO ROSI, MEMÈ PERLINI, MARINA SUMA and PAOLO VILLAGGIO.
The Italian film IL CORAGGIO DI PARLARE by Leandro Castellani wins the festival, It is the story of a boy who is brave enough to breach the conspiracy of silence. JOY by young German director very keen on sci-fi Roland Emmerich is also in competition. In '88 he will come back with a second film, "Hollywood Monster". In this case the name of the film is somehow psychic as nowadays Emmerich makes blockbuster movies in the world's cinema capital.
With the previous year's experience from 10 to 12 November in Rome, a film show from Giffoni, is organized with the collaboration of’Agis School and the Cinematographic critics Unioni.