Capri-Hollywood, the island of cinema lights up – Cinema

Over sixty guests, 230 screenings including previews and reviews, Capri returns to the island of international cinema in winter and turns its lights back on: the 27th edition of “Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival” kicks off from 26 December with dedications specials to Peppino di Capri and the director Liliana Cavani (90 years old on 12 January) who will be the star of the final evening at the Teatro Mercadante in Naples on 2 January. The event organized by the Capri nel Mondo Institute is promoted with the support of the MiC (Dg Cinema), the Campania Region with the patronage of the Italian Red Cross, Nuovo Imaie and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean. “In a decidedly delicate year – explains the producer and founder Pascal Vicedomini – Capri Hollywood 2022 wants to propose a different formula: it will in fact be a sober, intense, busy festival. That’s why the chosen subtitle is ‘Cinema, love and solidarity”.
The screenings will all be free and will be held between the Auditorium of Capri and the Cinema Paradiso of Anacapri (70), on the Mymovies.it and Eventive.org platforms (160 digital screenings). Official opening on Tuesday 27 December (4pm) in the square with the Italian Army Band who will receive the Capri Humanitarian Award. Director Terry Gilliam is chairman 2022, the Israeli artist Noa is honorary chairman together with Tony Renis, among the international guests Bobby Moresco and Frank Grillo (Oscar-winning director and protagonist of the biopic on Lamborghini, from January on Prime Video), Jerzy Skolimowski, Bille August. A large representation of awarded Italian artists: Michele Placido, Mario Martone, Luca Barbareschi. The Oscar winners Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, Gianni Quaranta were present. Among the protagonists of eight days of events Franco Nero, Remo Girone Francesca Tizzano, Marco Bocci and Laura Chiatti, Tommaso Ragno (Patrons Griffi Award 2022), Massimiliano and Gianfranco Gallo, Pappi Corsicato, Jerry Calà (lifetime achievement award).
Premieres include Chinonye Chukwu’s “Till,” starring Danielle Deadwyler, Whoopi Goldberg and Haley Bennett; “April 29,1992” by Ariel Vromen, the latest film by Ray Liotta and for the younger ones there is the Kids Global Icons section with titles such as Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pinocchio” just produced and distributed by Netflix.
The themes of cinema will be discussed in the classic ‘Simposi’ at the Certosa di San Giacomo which also hosts the exhibition of costumes, sketches and photos of Pupi Avati’s “Dante”. At the Cloister of San Nicola (Anacapri), the photos of Orlando Faiola on Hollywood and Italy. For the musical section guests Red Canzian (Capri Music Award), Eugenio Bennato, Clementino.

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