(ANSA) – NAPLES, JUN 19 – The master of Polish cinema Jerzy Skolimowski, fresh from the Grand Jury Prize in Cannes with his “Eo” will receive the Ischia Legend – Luchino Visconti – Special Award for the XX edition of Ischia Global Film & Music festival (10-17 July). The young actor Lorenzo Zurzolo will arrive with him on the green island, a revelation this year on the Croisette in the cast of the acclaimed oIl pera, a reinterpretation of a classic by Bresson. Chaired by the Irish director Jim Sheridan and the English producer Trudie Styler, the festival, supported by the DG Cinema and Audiovisual of the MiC and the Campania Region, which brings the world showbiz every summer to the Gulf of Naples, announces a twenty-year anniversary full of international presences, from actors Andrew Garfield and Haley Bennett to director Joe Wright (Cyrano).
” For a special edition we award a piece of cinema history, the great Jerzy Skolimowsk, who we remember also has a significant career as an actor – declares Tony Renis, honorary president of the Festival – It is an honor to celebrate an innovator on the island of Visconti of the seventh art in Eastern Europe, an award-winning author from Berlin to Cannes, Venice (which also awarded him the Golden Lion) thanks to works such as ‘Moonlighting’, ‘Essential Killing’, until the last success, again in Cannes, ex aequo with the ‘Eight Mountains’ And it is important that next to him, born in 1938, the future will be awarded: the twenty-two year old Roman Zurzolo, in great ascent after the rehearsal in the cast of ‘Eo’ with Isabelle Huppert, already launched by the Netflix series Baby ”.
Directors Baz Luhrmann, Stephen Frears, Jean Jacques Annaud, Tom Hooper, Marco Bellocchio, Amos Gitai, Joe Wright, and the actors Jeremy Irons and Helen Mirren are also in the Golden Roll of the Ischia Visconti Legend Award. The Global festival is organized by the Ischia International Art Academy with the patronage of the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly and Nuovo Imaie in collaboration with Riflessi, Givova, TaTaTu, Rs Productions and MedMar. (HANDLE).
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