The “Vitti – Award dedicated to Monica Vitti” presented in Rome

The press conference to present IL VITTI – PRIZE DEDICATED TO MONICA VITTI took place on Sunday 22 October, in a room packed with journalists, guests and official partners of the only event that has the endorsement of Mr. Roberto Russo, husband of the actress passed away on February 2, 2022.

The press conference

Present at the press conference were some of the winners, Leo Gullotta and Massimo Lopez, who, honored and moved by the memory of Monica Vitti, gave the public points of view, different from the “images” of the spotlight. There were many tributes from show business colleagues such as Paola Cortellesi, Emanuela Fanelli, Valerio Mastandrea, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Chiara Sbarigia (President of Cinecittà), Guillermo Mariotto and Stefano Dominella, Paolo Genovese, Enrico Vanzina, Giuliano Sangiorgi dei Negramaro, Paolo Virzì , Monica Bellucci and Tim Burton, Pupi Avati. The mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri also presents.


“A pioneer”, Paola Cortellesi defined her, “we are all grateful to her, but especially us women because she opened a path for us to comedy roles”. For Monica Bellucci she was “divine, one of the greatest Italian actresses and if we are here today it is her because her cinema will be eternal”. “One of the greatest we’ve had”, for Paolo Virzì, “for charm, ideas and extraordinary comic talent”.