Cinema: Ischia; Joe Wright ‘I love Italy I will shoot here again’ – Campania

The director of Cyrano and Haley Bennett awarded at the Global festival

(ANSA) – NAPLES, 10 JUL – ” Ischia has already become one of my favorite places in your country, if not in the world. And it is the first time that I visit it! I love Italy and I will shoot here again, it will be a story set at the beginning of the 20th century ”. Passion, poetry, love for great stories, is the cinema of Joe Wright, from London, 50 years old in August, an authentic contemporary master with a vision that Visconti would have liked. It is in his name that the twentieth Ischia Global film & music Fest awards him to crown the season of Cyrano, a perfect musical, or as he prefers to be defined as a ‘film with songs’, shot in Sicily, in Noto.

His Roxanne is Haley Bennett, American, also an amazing singer, awarded in Ischia as actress of the year, next to him the protagonist of the opening night. ” I had been told a lot about this festival in the past years and now here I am.

I cannot imagine a better place to organize such an event, I am honored to have been invited. The thing I like most about festivals is the opportunity to meet fellow directors, share ideas and experiences ”. His Cyrano was nominated this year for the Oscars for costumes by Massimo Cantini Parrini, also awarded in Ischia, and for the Golden Globe for Best Musical Comedy Film as well as in the Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Film category for Peter Dinklage.

Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, classics of all time and contemporaries, The Darkest Hour, his most important titles as well as the recent “Cyrano” adaptation by Rostand. In the future, together with the ‘Italian’ project there is another film based on a novel, the author is famous, Jeanette Winterson, the title is The Passion. Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic wars, the novel is the first-person account of Henri, a cook in Napoleon’s army, and of his unrequited passion for the lesbian daughter of a Venetian gondolier.