Nastri d’argento, De Sica and Verdone open the Taormina event


By John

Christian De Sica and Carlo Verdone will be together on the stage of the Teatro Antico in the great evening of the Nastri d’Argento which The 70th edition of the Taormina Film Festival directed by Marco Müller opens on Friday 12 Julywhich concludes the 78th edition of the Tapes with a special event and opens the Festival which will feature great cinema from 13 to 19 July.

A tribute to two true icons of Italian comedy, two artists much loved by the public who will meet together for celebrate 70 years of cinema in Taormina but also the first 15 years of the Silver Ribbons that Film Journalists have been awarding to comedy since 2009.

With De Sica and Verdone, other very popular protagonists of the comedy will receive Silver Ribbons and Special Awards, which again in this edition was voted by film journalists among the ‘five of the 2024 candidates’ and, thanks to the invitation of the Festival, they will be guests in Taormina for a great celebration of memory and recognition dedicated to the long season of the Silver Ribbons at the Teatro Antico.

It will be an authentic marathon of anecdotes, images, memories and glamor in homage to the Taormina Film Festival and at the conclusion of an edition that is preparing to celebrate in Rome next Thursday 27 June – as tradition in the great arena of the MAXXI National Museum of the Arts of the 21st century – the directors, protagonists, screenwriters and young performers of the 2024 season with the entire artistic and technical cast of the ‘Film of the Year, There’s Still Tomorrow by Paola Cortellesi.

“The meeting with the public of Taormina renews every time for the Nastri d’Argento the emotion of unforgettable evenings with the greatest protagonists of Italian cinema and often the debut of many young “discoveries” who have given Taormina year after year extraordinary moments every year” – declares the President on behalf of the National Board Laura Delli Colli.

«Being at the Teatro Antico once again, precisely for this 70th anniversary of cinema at the Teatro Antico, after the beautiful evening dedicated a year ago to The Strangeness, is our way of saying happy birthday to the Festival with which we have shared an important journey. And it will be the laughter, the memories and the anecdotes with some dives into the past, thanks to the images that will accompany the Awards, which will mark a twice-special evening for which we thank the Artistic Direction of the Festival and the Taormina Arte Sicilia Foundation, the Department of Sport and Entertainment Tourism of the Sicilian Region, the Sicilia Film Commission and the Municipality of Taormina”.