Monday, April 22, 2019

Oscar evening at BIF & ST in the name of Morricone

Oscar-winning edition for the Bif & st - Bari International Film Festival (April 27-May 4) directed by Felice Laudadio and chaired by Margarethe von Trotta. The 90th anniversary of Ennio Morricone will be celebrated on the opening night of April 27th, at the Teatro Petruzzelli. And with the great musician, who will receive the Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Cinematic Excellence, there will be three other Academy Awards: Nicola Piovani, Gianni Quaranta and Giuseppe Tornatore. The keys to the city will also be presented to the most important living composer of film music, two-time Oscar winner. The Festival will then dedicate a retrospective to him, consisting of 42 films he has set to music, chosen from over 520 titles in his filmography, a large photographic exhibition set up in the wonderful Colonnade of the Province of Bari and a series of eight meetings with some directors with which he collaborated. Giuliano Montaldo, Roberto Faenza, Dario Argento, Ricky Tognazzi, Simona Izzo and Marco Bellocchio are expected. Even the inaugural event of the Festival will be a tribute, albeit indirect, to Ennio Morricone, with the screening of the silent Naples film that sings realized in 1926 by Leone Roberto Roberti, father of that Sergio Leone with whom Morricone's talent is inextricably linked. The film restored by Paolo Cherchi Usai for the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, will be accompanied by the live performance of songs and music from the great Neapolitan tradition by Lina Sastri.

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