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  • Italian director Lina Wertmüller, the first woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for Directing for her 1975 film “Seven Beauties,” received an Honorary Academy Award for her extraordinary career at the star-studded 11th annual Governors Awards, an unmissable campaign stop for almost every Oscar contender. Other awards went out to director David Lynch, actor Wes Studi and actress and gender-parity activist Geena Davis.
  • As curtains draw over the 14th edition of Rome’s Festa del Cinema, with the people’s choice award going out to Alessandro Piva’s “Santa Subito,” here are some considerations about what this event means for the city, whose image is unfortunately too often that of a metropolis in disarray, unable to bounce back.
  • Director Ascanio Petrini tells the incredible story of Pasquale Donatone, a cab driver who transported illegal migrants from Mexico into the US and was expelled back to Italy, his country of origin. It’s him the actor who plays himself, a mix between Taxi Driver and Wile E. Coyote. Using reality and “light-heartedness” to incite reflections on migration and the right to citizenship, blurring the line between truth and fiction.
  • Il regista Ascanio Petrini racconta la storia incredibile di Pasquale Donatone, tassista che trasportava migranti illegali dal Messico negli Usa ed espulso in italia, paese d’origine. E’ lui l’attore che interpreta se stesso, tra Taxi Driver e Willy il Coyote. La chiave della realtà e della “leggerezza” per far riflettere su migrazioni e diritto di cittadinanza. E i confini tra vero e finto si confondono.

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