Isabella Rossellini and Shigeru Umebayashi will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2023 Rome Film Festival, which will take place from 18 to 29 October 2023.
Isabella Rossellini e Shigeru Umebayashi they will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the eighteenth edition of the Rome Film Fest Roma 2023 which will take place from 18 to 29 October 2023 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone. This was announced by Artistic Director Paola Malanga with Gian Luca Farinelli, President of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, and Francesca Via, General Director.
Isabella Rossellini is a multifaceted and non-conformist artist, daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini: the Festival will celebrate her creative talent through a meeting with the public and a retrospective of works in which she has been the protagonist as a filmmaker, screenwriter and actress of extraordinary value. Alongside some successes as a world-famous performer (from Velluto blu by David Lynch a Death makes you beautiful by Robert Zemeckis until The malt by Alice Rohrwacher), the public will be able to discover or rediscover the series she directed about the world of animals (Green Porno, Seduce Me e Moms), which combine brilliant irony and scientific rigour; admire the documentary My Dad Is 100 Years Old by Guy Maddin, which she wrote and performed to celebrate the centenary of her father’s birth; review her debut on television The other Sunday by Renzo Arbore. Also among the scheduled works Stromboli (Land of God) by Roberto Rossellini, the filmmaker’s first film shot with Ingrid Bergman, and Autumn Symphony by Ingmar Bergman, the last film starring Bergman. The Festival will also present A Season with Isabella Rossellini by Marian Lacombe, documentary set between the set of The malt and Mama Farm, the regenerative agriculture company that Isabella Rossellini founded in 2013 in New York State and has been running for ten years with passionate determination.
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Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi is the author of some of the most iconic soundtracks in the history of world cinema. His work, which sits at the confluence of Eastern and Western music, is unique, vibrant and intense. Thanks to an original and absolutely recognizable style, Shigeru Umebayashi collaborates, among others, with extraordinary filmmakers such as Wong Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love, 2046, The Grandmaster), Zhang Yìmóu (The Forest of Flying Daggers, The Forbidden City) e Yuen Woo-ping (True Legend, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny). A much loved author internationally, Umebayashi has also worked in films A Single Man of Tom Ford, Hannibal Lecter – The Origins of Evil by Peter Webber and, in Italy, with Roberta Torre (Black Sea) and Marco Simon Puccioni (Like the wind). Shigeru Umebayashi will be the protagonist of a meeting with the public; viewers of the Film Fest will also be able to rediscover some cult films such as In the Mood for Love.