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DIRECTOR MARIO MARTONE TO RECEIVE THE IIC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DURING LA, ITALIA Film, Fashion and Art Fest 2016

Date:

02/23/2016


DIRECTOR MARIO MARTONE TO RECEIVE  THE IIC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD  DURING LA, ITALIA Film, Fashion and Art Fest 2016

February 25, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Italian Cultural Institute
1023 Hilgard Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90024

On February 25, 2016 the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Los Angeles will host a special homage to contemporary Italian Cinema and director Mario Martone. The event is organized under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, in the framework of the 11th annual Los Angeles, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, presented by Capri in the World Institute with the Italian Trade Agency, Los Angeles. The Festival is held at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood from February 21 through February 27, 2016.

On this occasion, film director and screenwriter Mario Martone will be honored with the IIC Lifetime Achievement Award, creatively established in recognition of Italian excellence in the world in every field. Recipients include Claudia Cardinale, Vittorio Storaro, Milena Canonero and Sergio Donati for cinema, Sergio Pininfarina for design, Claudio Magris and Dacia Maraini for literature, Ennio Morricone and Giorgio Moroder for music, Ferruccio Soleri for theater, Renzo Piano in the field of architecture and Renato Dulbecco and Andrew Viterbi in the field of science. The award statue is a miniature of an original work entitled Il Tondo by Tuscan artist Mauro Staccioli, originally commissioned by the Contemporary Art Museum of San Diego and now housed in the IIC patio Mariotti.

The award will be presented by the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Valeria Rumori.

Mario Martone has directed 15 films since 1985. His first feature film, Morte di un matematico napoletano (Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician) won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the 49th Venice International Film Festival in 1992. With L'amore molesto (Nasty Love) he entered the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. His 2010 film Noi credevamo (We believed) won several awards in Italy and was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. His latest movie Il giovane favoloso (Leopardi) was an official selection at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in 2014. Martone began his career in theater and as stage director he has worked with the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.

On view at the IIC the exhibition Phil Stern. Welcome back to Sicily Photographs by Carmelo Nicosia portraying the emotional return to Sicily of celebrated photographer Phil Stern (1919 - 2014), best known for capturing Hollywood icons and jazz legends in unguarded moments.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles (IIC)

Founded in 1984 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to promote Italian culture in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The IIC organizes Italian language courses and events in collaboration with numerous local institutions with the goal of presenting Italy in all of its cultural complexity: visual arts, architecture and design, music, cinema and theater, literature, science, design and gastronomy.

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For more information on the Los Angeles, Italia. Film, Fashion and Art Fest, including the daily program of screenings, please visit www.losangelesitalia.com

For any questions please write to pr@losangelesitalia.com



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