“SHADOWS OF LIGHT”:  Photography Exhibition by Claudio Onorati


On the occasion of the 20th edition of the European Film Festival, the Italian premiere will take place of the photography exhibition Ombre di luce by Claudio Onorati, at the Accademia delle Belle Arti.

Over his 40-year-long career, Claudio Onorati has met and photographed the elite of worldwide cinema. His pictures are unforgettable and many artists have asked him to be given such photos in order to save the memory of a particular moment forever. The great sensibility of this artist while capturing a look or a movement of a person make his pictures original moments of life. In his Exhibition “Ombre di Luci” Onorati will showcase black and white portraits in which he has caught, with a careful eye, small shades of the artists he photographed. From the more extravagant to the more intimate ones. The structure of the exhibition, conceived on an ad hoc basis for the European Film Festival, aims to give new life to the many characters “captured” by Onorati’s sensitive eye, and on the occasion of the Festival, the characters chosen are all Italian and European talents, with a particular focus on those who have been guests of the Festival over the past editions.







The tribute to Sandrelli will include, in addition to the retrospective, 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.