In the opening night of the Festival the actor introduced to the public the movie “Il più grande sogno”.
And he remembered the great Claudio Cagliari.
He will be the godfather of the next Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, after many fascinating icons. And talking about this honor received, Alessandro Borghi has remembered, in the opening night of the Ischia Film Festival 2017, an outstanding person in the Italian cinema that with his movie, Non essere cattivo, has given to him and Luca Marinelli two roles that will permanently stay in the history of Italian cinema, the two friends in a toxic and desperate Ostia in the 90’s. Claudio Cagliari, of course.
“I know that when I am going to be on the red carpet in Venice and I will enter into the palace of cinema I will remember Valerio Mastrandrea, Luca, and how we felt like when we presented the movie in the exhibition. I will remember the three of us in the car: quite and touched. I don’t know what it will be like to be the godfather, but I will think of Claudio.” An extraordinary year for Alessandro Borghi, that will end up with the Netfix series, drawn by Suburra, which will tell what has happened before the movie, and with the new movie made by Paolo Genovese, The Place, in which he will act together with Valerio Mastrandrea, but also Marco Giallini and Sabrina Ferilli.
The present is just few kilometers away from the sea of Ischia, in Naples, where he is currently shooting a new movie of Ferzan Ozpetek, playing a role “very different from the others”.
Borghi introduced to the public of the Castle the movie “Il più grande sogno” (the biggest dream), and has answered to the questions of the co-director Boris Sollazzo together with the producer Giovanni Pompili. Presented in Venice in 2016, Il più grande sogno, movie of great importance for Borghi, was born in front of an arancino.
“The filmmaker Michele Vannucci, young, 28 years, just graduated at Centro Sperimentale, told me about the story of Mirko, the main character of the movie, and said that I should take part. Whenever I am proposed something I like, I accept. So we started to shoot on a first version of the treatment, alone with a camera, in La Rustica, a tough neighborhood in Rome. Then Giovanni arrived and carried the film on his shoulders.
This evening, 25th of June, the Festival will host Isabella Ragonese, already godmother of Venice exhibition in 2010, an optimal taking over, while Monday 26 October will be the time of John Turturro, who will receive the IQOS innovation award. BACT- general direction for the cinema, SIAE and Campania region, with the contribution of Philip Morris Italia and Bayer Italia. Thanks also to the technical sponsors: B:rent, Alilauro, MedMar, Cantine Antonio Mazzella, Negombo Poseidon, Ambrosino, Ceramiche Mennella, Euro Test Service, Carlone.