The ‘Sorrento Peninsula Award’ for lifetime achievement goes to Giuliana De Sio

The announcement by director Mario Esposito, interviewed by AdnKronos, on the eve of the two evenings tomorrow and Saturday at the Armida theater in Sorrento

“It will be awarded to the actress Giuliana De Sio The ‘Sorrento Peninsula Award’ for lifetime achievement“. The director announced it Mario Espositointerviewed by AdnKronos on the eve of the two evenings, which will take place tomorrow and Saturday at Sorrento“an international city that can, without fear, think about the times to come, always emerging victorious from the challenge with time, because culture has always played a leading role here”, he underlines.

The slogan chosen for the event is ‘Together’: “Just as we do for films, for those operations, for those collective texts, which seek at all costs a unifying agent, a force, a principle that is identified in the non-existent figure biographical but real of the so-called ‘implied author’. If it is true, as he claimed Chatman in his ‘Coming to Terms’that many valuable results have been produced by people in disagreement with each other and no one satisfied with the final product, then the issue of collegiality is the basis of an Award, which also becomes a symbol of an open territorial reality, capable of showing the public that anyone can reinvent new roles and participate in the great game of cultural production”.

In addition to Sorrento, another traditional strong point of the ‘Sorrento Peninsula Award’ is its proximity, both geographical and ideal, with Naples… “Of course, because it is an extraordinary city-world born from a legendary mermaid, who has exerted her charm on artists, directors and talents for some time now – he explains Mario Esposito – We find ourselves faced with real genealogies and mythographies, which always return to the scene of the history of cinema and which the Award absolutely cannot ignore. Indeed, it rejoins them through synergies with the Campania Film Commissionwith Rai Cinema Channelwith the master’s degree in cinematography from University ‘Federico II’ of Naples”.

In the 2023 edition of ‘Sorrento Peninsula Award’docureality, audiovisual, comedies, screenplays, fiction and television series will be awarded, but also short films and “new expressions, welcomed without prejudice, other than those of a collocation suited to the thematic choices linked to the South and the Mediterranean, identified as the common thread of a special project that will launch, starting this year, the celebrations of the 30th anniversary”. Claudio Gubitosidirector of ‘Giffoni Film Festival’already awarded in Sorrento in 2021, will be the protagonist of the opening ceremony of the 2023 edition with the presentation of the work he curated ‘The journey of a beautiful Italian story’, dedicated to the 50 years of the historic international children’s festival ‘Giffoni Experience’ .

As for the other winners, mention of the lifetime achievement award for Giuliana De Sioto the Armida theater in Sorrentotriumphs in the ‘female character’ category Serena Iansiti, protagonist of successful television series such as ‘Don Matteo’, ‘Un Passo dal cielo’, ‘Inspector Montalbano’ and ‘Inspector Ricciardi’. Awards from the master of cinematography of Federico II a Teresa Saponangelo already David di Donatello winner for ‘La mano di Dio’ and protagonist at the cinema in ‘Born for you’ and in the film ‘Mixed by Erry’ with the author of the story Simona Frasca and the actor Adriano Pantaleo.

Comedy of the year ‘The worst days’: the director will collect the award Massimiliano Bruno and the actress Sara Baccarini. The Dino Verde Award will instead go to Corinne Clerythe bond girl of ‘007 Moonraker’ as well as the protagonist of ‘Histoire d’O’ and since last September at the cinema with ‘Mamma qui commando’ by Federico Moccia. Award to the youngest actor Mario Di Leva for ‘Stay with me’ and lifetime achievement award to the screenwriter Umberto Contarello, who collaborated with directors such as Salvatores, Amelio, Piccioni, Mazzacurati and Sorrentino, writing the screenplay of the Oscar-winning film ‘La Grande Bellezza’. The Lino Trezza Prize is awarded to Leo Gassmannpresent this year at the Sanremo Festival among the big names and his first commitments in the world of cinema and audiovisual, from the dubbing of ‘The Croods 2’ to the performances in ‘Il Collegio’ up to the rumors that indicate him in the role of Franco Califano for an upcoming Rai TV series.

(Of Enzo Bonaiuto)