Since his early years Mario Martone turned his theatre research into an existential journey. Over the years also cinema – a quite great cinema – gave him the chance to examine in depth a humanity which is often aching and tormented. Mario Martone’s work takes no shortcuts and makes no compromises, summarizing the analysis and the narration of characters who are strong yet fragile and contradictory, set in almost crushing contexts, those of History. The cultural and political history of Italy.
For these reasons the “Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Cinematic Excellence” is conferred to a great film and theatre director; a refined and attentive intellectual who got noticed right from the start for his original proposal and for his great daring work.
The “Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Cinematic Excellence” is conferred to an actor who Federico Fellini himself would have loved for his lively craziness, for his unique capacity to invent and play different characters, colorful and hilarious. At the same time he is also able to portrait men who are dreary and confused in these modern times, which they often cannot understand: Antonio Albanese.
An artist working between theatre, television and cinema, always surprising the audience with his will to constantly face new challenges when portraying, with sharp irony, Italian people of today, their weaknesses and contradictions, but also their great humanity. Antonio Albanese is an actor and a film director who is “necessary” to Italian cinema, as he gives life to characters who are, at the same time, extreme and surreal, bewildering yet affectionate and unforgettable, and are fixed – forever – in our imaginary.
The “Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Artistic Excellence” is conferred to a very important show business professional, a cornerstone of Italian entertainment and a great, really great, “friend” of Italian cinema: Pippo Baudo.
As a television host, thanks to his longtime experience, he has entertained with elegance and irony an audience of several generations, and with great talent he has promoted Italian and international personalities. A professional who, with all his energy, has always demonstrated commitment and passion while bringing in front of tv cameras the greatest excellences of cinema, art and music.