Stefania Sandrelli will open the 20th edition of the European Film Festival, directed by Alberto La Monica and taking place in Lecce from 8th to 13th April 2019 at the Multiplex Cinema Massimo. A tribute to the great diva and Lady of the Italian cinema, who throughout her long career has worked, and still works, with the most important directors, enriching the films she stars in with her distinctive acting style.
The tribute to Sandrelli will include, in addition to a retrospective of some of her films, a Photography Exhibition titled “STEFANIA SANDRELLI, ICÔNE DU CINÉMA ITALIEN”, with photos taken from the archive of Centro Cinema Città in Cesena. The exhibition, curated by Antonio Maraldi, will retrace her artistic journey, including her most relevant and significant roles, her starring roles, her collaborations with famous directors in the more than 100 films she has starred in, many of which are part of Italian film history.
Sandrelli’s career began at a very early age, soon after the middle of last century, and still goes on in film, on TV and on stage –where she debuted in the 1990s with Le faremo tanto male, directed by Pino Quartullo-. She also made her directorial debut in 2010 with Christine Cristina, a biopic of poet Cristina da Pizzano. All these experiences make her one of the most complete Italian artists.
Her accolades include the David di Donatello and Nastro d’Argento Awards for Lifetime Achievement and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2005 at the 62nd Venice Film Festival.