[Ischia, 17 June 2017] The actress will be a guest of the festival and will take part in the touching tribute evening to honor the memory of the great Italian film director, who came to the Aragonese Castle in one of his last public appearances. The homage will be the highlight of the retrospective - the only one so far - of the great filmmaker and will start on June 26, with Ottavia Fusco. The main event will be on June 29, in presence of Claudia Cardinale, who featured on the Cannes Film Festival poster this year.
Next year, the diva will celebrate her remarkable 60-year career, during which she starred in many films by the greatest directors of Italian cinema: Mario Monicelli, Pietro Germi, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Antonio Pietrangeli, solo per citarne alcuni, e all'estero Blake Edwards, Richard Brooks, Werner Herzog. She has devoted her life to the cinema and a new film has just been released in Italian theaters, she is the wonderful main character of the funny grotesque comedy Nobili Bugie by Antonio Pisu. In her extraordinary filmography, there are eight films with Pasquale Squitieri, representing the exceptional working and romantic relationship of these artists. A few months ago, the world of cinema had to say goodbye to this great author. In 2015, Ischia Film Festival honored Squitieri with a Lifetime Achievement Award, this year, the festival will remember him with a sincere tribute.
The artistic directors of the festival, Michelangelo Messina and Boris Sollazzo, are pleased to announce that Claudia Cardinale, one of the greatest actress of Italian cinema, will commemorate her companion of many cinema and human adventures at Ischia Film Festival 2017. This guest of honor enriches even more the programme of this year’s festival.
Ischia Film Festival 2017 is supported by MiBACT – Cinema General Direction, SIAE and Campania Region, with the contribution of Philip Morris Italia and Bayer. The 15th edition will take place from June 24to July 1 in the Aragonese Castle in Ischia.