MARGARETHE VON TROTTA,
who has already been awarded by our Federation in 1981 for her unforgettable and revolutionary Marianne & Juliane, winner of the Golden Lion in Venice Film Festival.
An award which acknowledges a great film director, and a great woman. First with her 30 film as an actress, and then with her 24 movies as a screenwriter and director – she stubbornly managed to dominate the German cinema scene (and the Italian one too), until she became one of the most relevant filmmakers in the world.
Beginning forty years ago, her career captured the international audience with films such as Sisters or The Balance of Happiness, Sheer Madness, Rosa Luxemburg, Love and Fear, The Long Silence, The Promise, Rosenstrasse, Visions and her latest success – Hannah Arendt.
An unyielding, accurate and sharp director, whose universally awarded opus is the main proof of the necessity to have more and more women directors – not only to build a richer and more complex cinema, but also for a better world.
Da: Fipresci Bifest [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Inviato: venerdì 27 marzo 2015 18.24
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Oggetto: Motivazione von Trotta in English
Tonight, the Award for the 90th Anniversary of Fipresci goes, for the fist and unique time among these great masters in Bari, to a female film director:
MARGARETHE VON TROTTA,
who has already been awarded by our Federation in 1981 for his unforgettable and revolutionary Marianne & Juliane, winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival.
An award which acknowledges a great film director, and a great woman alike. First with his 30 film as an actress, and then with his 24 movies as a screenwriter and director – she stubbornly managed to dominate the entire landscape of German cinema (and the Italian too), until she became one of the most active and relevant filmmakers in the world.
Beginning forty years ago, her career captured the International audience with movies such as Sisters or The Balance of Happyness, Sheer Madness, Rosa Luxemburg, Love and fear, The Long Silence, The Promise, Rosenstrasse, Visions and her latest success – Hannah Arendt.
An unyielding, accurate and sharp director, whose universally awarded opus is the main proof of the necessity to have more and more female directors – not only to help build a richer and more complex cinema, but also for a better world.
The Award for the Ninetieth Anniversary of Fipresci, goes to a film director and artist whom, through his career, has been twice acknowledged by our association.
In 1984 at Venice with Heimat
In 1992 once again at Venice with Heimat 2 – Chronicle of a Generation
A director who carved his career and entire life path out of memory and research, giving life to an epic narration of the History and Destiny of a Nation, and his people, with the unprecedented saga of Heimat.
A tale commenced more than 30 years ago and amounting to 3500 minutes. 58 hours during which Cinema transcends Time and leads the audience through a journey of discovery among epochs, personalities, passions, emotions and memorable identities.
It is a true honor to confer the Fipresci 90 Award to Edgar Reitz: an extraordinary artist, intellectual and film director – able to get the meaning of time, and the relevance of its narration – and to transform it into great cinema.
Tonight, the Award for the 90th Anniversary of Fipresci goes to a director who won three Fipresci Prix throughout his career:
In 1959 at Venice with Ashes and Diamonds
In 1970 at Mifed with Birch Wood
In 1978 at Cannes with Man of Marble
Academy Award Winner
A revolutionary author who, through a deep and impassioned immersion in the human and social soul, questioned his own times and the pillars of a complex and sometimes painful contemporaneity.
His cinema, which includes films such as Kanal, Innocent Sorcerers, Without Anesthesia, Landscape After the Battle, Man of Iron, Danton, Katyn, Walesa – Man of Hope, is a unique cultural heritage – essential for the understanding of the underground movements of History and humanity; and of the meaning of Destiny itself.
In occasion of its 90th Anniversary and 43 years after having awarded him for Trevico – Torino during Mifed 1972, Fipresci acknowledges once again the talent of one of the greatest film directors of all times:
Over the years, this outstanding author has written and directed masterpieces that forged the imagery of audiences from the whole world, narrating with subtle and sometimes sharp irony both miseries and splendors, hopes and failures of his numerous and eternal characters, played by legendary actors: from Mastroianni to Gassman, Sordi, Tognazzi, Manfredi and Sophia Loren, just to name the Italian ones.
His cinema, ahead of his time and prophetic, moved generations of spectators to perceive under a different light the themes and ideas that, through shrewdness, wit, and sometimes piercing sarcasm, and with an impassioned amusement – narrate the stories of women and men of our times.
With movies like One Million Dollars, Will our heroes be able to, A drama of Jealousy, The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life, We All Loved Each Other So Much, Ugly Dirty and Bad, A Special Day, The Terrace, The Ball, Splendor, What Time is It? Capitain Fracassa’s Journey, The Dinner, How strange to be named Federico – just to name a few titles of his vast filmography both as a film director and screenwriter – Ettore Scola, with style and novelty, reached the acme of the artistic and cinematic excellency.