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.