It all started at the Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festival for Gianfranco Rosi and his now Oscar nominated Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare), it won the Golden Bear, but this year there aren’t any Italian films in Competition.
Good news: Italy’s present will be felt in some big ways all the same. Costume designer Milena Canonero will receive a special lifetime achievement award, followed by a screening of one of the most famous films she worked on, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, and a homage featuring 10 of her films: Barry Lyndon, Chariots of Fire, A Clockwork Orange, Dick Tracy, The Godfather Part 3, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Marie Antoinette, My Africa, and The Shining.
In addition, Alessandro Borghi will represent Italy in the 20th edition of Shooting Stars, the platform to honor promising young European actors.
Finally, Luca Guadagnino’s bringing the film he premiered at Sundance, Call Me By Your Name with Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg and Amira Casar.