Scorsese: Lifetime Achievement Award in Rome
The 13th edition of the Rome Film Festival
(October 18-28) will celebrate Martin
Scorsese, one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema, and will
award him with a Lifetime Achievement Prize. The award has been announced by
Artistic Director Antonio Monda in
accordance with Laura Delli Colli, Head of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma.
Paolo Taviani will present the award to the American
Monda stated: “Presenting a Lifetime Achievement
Prize to a master of cinema is a unique honor. I’m thrilled and moved by the
idea of celebrating Scorsese, not only as a major filmmaker, but also for its extraordinary
and invaluable contribution to the rediscovery of classic cinema and of Italian
cinema in particular.”
To be presented at the Venice Film Festival, The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982) by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, The Night Porter (1974) by Liliana Cavani and Death in Venice (1971) by Luchino Visconti are restorations made by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà
Menocchio by Alberto Fasulo (White Noise, Tir, Parents), featured in the International Competition, focuses on the life of Domenica Scandella, known as Menocchio, a miller from North-East Italy processed and sentenced to death for heresy by the Inquisition in the XVI century.
Powell & Pressburger and Jean Eustache. The 36th Torino Film Festival – 23 November through 1 December 2018 - will dedicate two retrospectives to these filmmakers.
The Biennale College Cinema - Italia 2018-2019 workshop is taking place in Venice from July 9 to 14. It is dedicated to 8 teams composed by a director and a producer, both of Italian nationality, selected after a call for micro-budget feature projects.
Documentary director Stefano Savona - author of Samouni Road, winner of the Oeil d'Or for Best Documentary in Cannes this year - will attend the 29th edition of FID Marseille, starting on July 10th.