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."
From December 15 to 19, the Mostra de Cinema Italià is back to Barcelona with the aim of promoting the best Italian cinema of the last year. The opening film is Manetti Bros' Love and Bullets
In the tenth anniversary of his death, New York pays homage to Michelangelo Antonioni with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) organized in collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà.
talian Cinema at centre stage in Los Angeles with the 13th edition of Cinema Italian Style, from November 16 to 21. The Opening Night at the Egyptian Theatre hosts the US Premiere of the Italian candidate at this year's Oscar®, Jonas Carpignano's A Ciambra.
From December 6 to 21, for the celebrations of Cinecittà's 80th anniversary, the Film Forum Theatre in New York will host "Roman Hollywood", a series of film screenings ranging from Rossellini to Scorsese, with the aim of focusing on the big American productions shot in Italy.