64th Taormina Film Fest
Taormina, from July 14th to July 21st 2018
Main locations: Congress Hall, Cinema Olimpia and Public Gardens of town
Artistic Directors: Silvia Bizio and Gianvito Casadonte
Rupert Everett, Richard Dreyfuss, Matthew Modine the international star of this year’s Taormina Film Fest.
Maurizio Millenotti, Michele Placido, Sabina Guzzanti, Monica Guerritore, Beppe Cino, Tony Sperandeo, Gaetano Curreri, Pietro Valsecchi, Michela Andreozzi, Martha de Laurentiis, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Adriana Chiesa, Donatella Palermo, Paola Ferrari de Benedetti and Maria Sole Tognazzi some of the Italian names.
“This year the festival – the artistic directors declare – endorses films directed by women and films with strong social themes, such as immigration, violence against women and refugees; for this reason the jury is made up by women only, either producers or actresses “.
Among the titles in the competition: Gotti by Kevin Caonnolly with John Travolta, Restiamo amici by Antonello Grimaldi, Seguimi by Claudio Sestieri, Dark Crimes by Alexandros Avranas with Jim Carrey, The hero by Cristiano Anania with Salvatore Esposito.
Taormina Arte Awards: to Rupert Everett for the direction and interpretation of The Happy Prince; to Maurizio Millenotti for costumes and career; to Matthew Modine, Richard Dreyfuss and Michele Placido.
The film shows will be held at Taormina Congress Hall.
Documentaries, shorts, masterclasses and the awarding of prestigious prizes Tauro D’Oro will frame and complete the Film Fest
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