On Tuesday January 4th, Marina
Vlady pays tribute to Marcello Mastroianni at the Institut Lumière
in Lyon and introduces the screening of Splendor, the third film they
shot together, a nostalgic comedy directed by Ettore Scola in 1989.
The professional relationship
between the French actress of Russian origins and Mastroianni started in 1952,
when they worked together on Oreste Biancoli’s Penne nere, shot in
Friuli. On the posters of the film, a melodrama set at the end of WW2 and
produced by musician Francesco Mander, the actress was credited as “Marina
Vlady Versois” as she’s the younger sister of French actress Odile Versois.
Marina and Marcello got together
again two years later on the set of Giorni d’amore, a country-style farce
directed by Giuseppe De Santis. As a guest of the Cinema Ritrovato of Bologna
in 2018, Vlady held a memorable masterclass on her luminous international
On Thursday January 6th,
in the context of the homage to Marcello Mastroianni’s career in Lyon, scholar
Jean A. Gili will hold a conference dedicated to the actor to whom he dedicated
several books, published both in France and Italy.