There Art Foundation of Taormina Sicily just announced the line-up 69th edition belonging Film Festival in TaorminaThat will take place June 23 to July 1, 2023 in Sicily.
Programming details have been transferred new executive and artistic director festival, Barrett Wissmanfrom the artistic director Beatrice Venice and head of the Taormina Arte Sicilia Foundation. Esther Bonafede.
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Goal for this year: bring the Taormina Film Festival back to the glory of bad light from missed payments to major international stars in previous years, through national and international perspectives, great guests and a look at a younger audience and the world of social media.
To open Film Festival in Taormina there will be a tribute Big Luciano: evening Pavarotti foreverin collaboration with the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation. Special guests: Placido Domingo and Vittorio Grigolo and other stars from the world of opera and pop music and cinema, friends and colleagues of the immense tenor. Concert clips and documentaries are planned for the evening.
The first major film event will take place there Italian premiere From Indiana Jones and the Dial of Doomdirected by James Mangold, starring Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies
and Mads Mikkelsen. They will present on display for the occasion Film Festival in Taormina Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Madds Mikkelsen.
Special attention to Italian cinema: it will be presented in world premiere Worst days, continuation blockbuster during the holiday season Better daysFor directed by Edoardo Leo and Massimiliano Bruno. Cast: Edoardo Leo, Massimiliano Bruno, Anna Folietta, Renato Carpentieri, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Giuseppe Battiston, Neri Marcore, Anna Ferzetti, Ricky Memphis, Claudia Pandolfi, Rocco Papaleo, Giovanni Storti, Massimo Wertmüller, Marco Bonini, Sarah Baccarini and Liliana Fiorelli. .
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Again: world premiere de Groom in indecisiondirector George Amato with Gianmarco Tognazzi, Ilenia Pastorelli, Stefano Pesce, Francesco Pannofino, Morena Gentile, Giulia Gualano, Mimmo Ruggiero, Jenny De Nucci, Lucia Guzzardi, Martin Loberto, Pietro Romano, Gilles Rocca, Ornella Muti, Claudia Gerini and Giorgio Colangeli.
Then the turn will come Italian premiere From Little Richard: I’m everythingdocumentary film about the life and career of the legendary musician, directed by Lisa Cortes and Italian premiere Thousand and onedirected by A. W. Rockwell and starring Teyana Taylor.
High hopes and curiosity to know Film Festival in Taorminawill be able to carry Johnny Depp in our beautiful country on the occasion of the Italian premiere Jeanne du Barryfilmed by Maiwenn and presented a month ago at Cannes76.
There will also be special Filmmaker John Landy’s Career RetrospectiveWith, films selected by Landis himself were exhibited for a week at the Palazzo dei Conti Congressi in Taormina. This first-of-its-kind comedy film will showcase Landis’ talents in his own work as well as films made by his friends and colleagues. The director will attend presentations and master classes throughout the festival.
I also expected a lot Willem Dafoe AND Abel Ferrara which will celebrate their collaboration between acting and directing, but above all, their friendship. During the week, the Palazzo dei Congressi hosts screenings seven films what the duo did together: New Rose Hotel (1998) Go Go Tales (2007) 4:44 Last day on Earth (2011) Pasolini (2014) Thomas (2019) Siberia (2020) and Sport life (2020).
Another holiday: 90 years old Warner Bros., with a selection of the twenty-five greatest films in their “catalog” from the past ninety years, and a documentary on the studio’s history. Films will be screened throughout the week
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A festive evening is also planned Influential Shorts, Bella Thornewhich features short films directed by celebrities and influencers including Thorn herself, Nina Dobrev, Xabi Lame, Jacqueline Fernandez, and more to be announced. Purpose of the evening: To engage a young audience attracted by the presence of great influencers and social interaction with their millions and millions of followers from all over the world.
Finally, a gala evening to celebrate the famous awards silver ribbonsknown as the Italian Oscar, a historical milestone Film Festival in Taormina. A few years later I silver ribbons they return this year to Taormina with a special evening that includes a screening Weirdness. Director Roberto wentwe find a cast consisting of Toni Servillo, Valentino Picone and Salvatore Ficarra.
All this was arranged in just two monthsthanks to perseverance and foresight Beatrice Venice and contacts Wissmana passionate entrepreneur, philanthropist, and concert pianist who for the past 20 years has been President of IMG Artists, a world leader in cultural entertainment and entertainment.
There seems to be every possibility for Film Festival in Taormina From restore status one of the most prestigious film festivals in Europe and Italy, attracting international directors, actors and film lovers from all over the world. It remains only to wait to see the festival in the magnificent Ancient Theater of Taormina.