The Italian producer and director Renzo Rossellini will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Locarno 2023, scheduled from 2 to 12 August.
The homage of Locarno Film Festival 2023 will be assigned to the Italian producer and director Renzo Rossellini. The award ceremony on Thursday 10 August in Piazza Grande will be accompanied by the screening of La città delle donne (Federico Fellini, 1980), while on Friday 11 August Rossellini will meet the public at the Forum @Spazio Cinema.
Producer for masters such as Federico Fellini, Lina Wertmüller, Werner Herzog and Francis Ford Coppola, but also director and assistant director – of his father Roberto and, among others, of François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol -, Renzo Rossellini has never lost the desire to spreading knowledge of cinema, training generations of students and filmmakers through his passionate commitment to teaching. The Locarno Film Festival will award him the Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of the results achieved in his intense career devoted to the seventh art.
The artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival, Giona A. Nazzaro, said: “Cinema as a tool for getting to know the world: Renzo Rossellini has never failed in this choice, becoming a key figure of modern cinema. His love for cinema is known in his family and accompanies him throughout his life. Endowed with a infallible flair and guided by his passion, he left a fundamental mark. And today, celebrating a man of cinema like him means honoring what is dearer to us than cinema itself”.
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The giveaway program
Renzo Rossellini will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday 10 August in Piazza Grande. On the occasion of the award ceremony, a representative film of his work as a producer alongside authors who have revolutionized the history of cinema will be proposed:
Federico Fellini’s City of Women.
Furthermore, on Friday 11 August, Renzo Rossellini will meet the Locarno public during a conversation at the Forum @Spazio Cinema.