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.”
A tribute to the cinema of the fathers, but also an ironic and affectionate payback, almost like in a comic book: it’s Magical Nights, the new film by Paolo Virzì, closing event of the Rome Film Fest.
The numbers of the Rome Film Fest are increasing, according to what Antonio Monda stated during the closing
press conference, which also presented the BNL Audience Award to Edoardo De Angelis’ The Vice of Hope.
The ancient stories from the sea, between the pragmatism of work and the tension towards the sacred, inhabit Giovanni Zoppeddu’s Diario di Tonnara presented in the Official Selection of the Rome Film Fest.
Tripoli is a place of the mind in Giovanna Gagliardo’s documentary Il mare della nostra storia [lit. The sea of our history], produced and to be released by Istituto Luce Cinecittà.