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XXXIII edition of the Author First Floor - Review of Italian Cinema

Assisi (PG) - It will be dedicated to the Oscar-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore, the XXXIII edition of Focus On the Author, the traditional Italian Film festival to be held, as usual, in Assisi December 1 to 6.

The Review dedicates each edition, the complete reading the work of a star that marked the Italian and international culture. In recent years have come and gone in Assisi Carlo Lizzani, Ermanno Olmi, Dino Risi, Alberto Lattuada, Pietro Germi, Michelangelo Antonioni, Lina Wertmuller, Luigi Comencini, Gillo Pontecorvo, Damiano Damiani, Mauro Bolognini, Carlo Di Carlo, Mario Monicelli, Alberto Sordi Bernardo Bertolucci, Luigi Magni, Giuliano Montaldo, Franco Zeffirelli, Carlo Verdone, Michele Placido, families Vanzinas and Gassman, Giancarlo Giannini, Aurelio De Laurentiis, Bud Spencer & Terence Hill, Francesco Rosi, Pupi Avati, Henry Sisk, Lino Banfi, Gina Lollobrigida and Blacks Parenti.

The 2014 edition of the Author First Floor, directed by Franco Mariotti and promoted by the cultural Amarcord in collaboration with the city of Assisi and the contribution of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities - General Direction for Cinema, is entitled Giuseppe Tornatore. Cinema, passion, dream and will be a tribute to the extraordinary career of an author of the most popular of the Italian film, winner of the Oscar for Cinema Paradiso.

Tornatore was born in Bagheria May 27, 1956. After the beginning of the stage, Rai made his debut in 1981 with the documentary Portrait of a robber. In 1984 he worked with Giuseppe Ferrara for hundred days in Palermo. He made his debut as a director in 1986 with the Camorra (Silver Ribbon for the best debut). With Cinema Paradiso won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and the Oscar for best foreign film. In 1990 turns Everybody's Fine, starring Marcello Mastroianni. The 1994 is a mere formality, with Roman Polanski and Gerard Depardieu. The following year he signed The Star, which won the David di Donatello, Silver Ribbon for Best Director and the Jury Prize in Venice. In 1999, with The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean won the David di Donatello, the Efebo gold, the Ciak d'Oro for Best Director and two Silver Ribbons. After Malena (2000), returns to the big screen in 2006 with The Unknown, which won three David di Donatello Awards and was chosen to represent Italy at the Oscars. In 2009 Baar signature, opening film of the 66th Venice Film Festival. His latest film is, at the moment, Best Offer (2013).

The program provides the Author First Floor projection, cinema Metastasio Assisi, all Tornatore and the traditional three-day studies (4, 5 and 6 December) with the director, who will meet students of ' University for Foreigners of Perugia (December 4) and the high school in the district of Assisi (December 5). On December 5, Tornatore meet the audience in the cinema Zenit Perugia, after the screening of his film. The same Tornatore will be the star of the conference on December 6 in Assisi with historians and critics of cinema with actors, actresses, writers and producers who have worked with him.

Also this year, will host the first floor the Author usual sidebar Where does the Italian cinema? Besides comedy, the new proposals, which analyzes the new genres of Italian cinema, with films of recent production, in conjunction with the theatrical release but also real previews in the territory of Assisi.

The Festival will close finally on the evening of Saturday, December 6th with the presentation of an honorary plaque to Tornatore of Assisi and the awarding of prizes for the XXIII edition of Domenico Meccoli - ScriverediCinema, dedicated to those who have distinguished themselves in 2014, writing and in promoting the film through the media.

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[Source: Umbria OnLine]


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