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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."

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