Los Angeles, Italia dedicated to Zeffirelli
The 13th edition of the Los Angeles, Italia - Film Fashion and Art Fest
will be dedicated to Franco Zeffirelli
, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Romeo and Juliet
(1968). The event, taking place one week prior to the Academy Awards ceremony, promotes Italian cinema and its protagonists by hosting screenings and galas at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Based on William Shakespeare's tragedy, starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey (both Golden Globe winners) and with a soundtrack composed by Nino Rota, the film was a major success in the US, where it scored 40 millions at the box office and won two Oscars (Best Cinematography to Pasqualino De Santis, and Best Costumes to Danilo Donati). The film also got the Golden Globe as Best Foreign Film in English Language, and Zeffirelli was nominated as Best Director at the Oscars. Marina Cicogna, board member of the Istituto Capri nel Mondo, states: "We are organizing a big tribute in Los Angeles for Zeffirelli, including a retropective and an exhibition. Zeffirelli is an Italian character who is loved all over the world, and in the US in particular his works are synonimous with Italian culture and beaty."
La Biennale di Venezia and ANICA, with the Italian Institute of Culture and the Embassy of Italy, will bring a selection of Italian films from the 74. Venice Film Festival to China. The first edition of “From Venice to China – Following the Silk Road” will open on June 28th in Beijing. Two days later, it will open in Shanghai too, and will be on until July 8th.
Partnering with the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, Luce Cinecittà presents a complete retrospective on the Luchino Visconti, following the programs on Marcello Mastroianni in 2017 and Anna Magnani in 2016.
Within a few days of each other, Italian cinema will land both in North and South America, in two global metropolises such as New York and Buenos Aires.
Marco Bellocchio is back to London for the first complete retrospective on his work. “Satire and Morality: the Cinema of Marco Bellocchio” will be held from July 1 to 31, and is organized by Istituto Luce Cinecittà, BFI, and Italian Institute of Culture.