Capri-Hollywood, more than 100 guests and 70 screenings

NAPLES. With the "Capri Legend Award" to Sofia Loren scheduled for Monday, December 30th, "Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival" enters the quarter of a century of its extraordinary history. The 24th edition of the great festival of international cinema, which in the middle of winter (December 27 – January 2), involves the big-screen and music, is announced in the sign of women; chairpersons director Francesca Archibugi (in the picture), president of the Israeli artist Noa, godmother of the Italian-Cuban model Maylin Aguirre.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs (USA, former president of the Academy of the Oscars), Peppino di Capri, Franco Nero, Tony Renis and Enrico Vanzina, 8 Oscar winners, are among the expected guests along with the members of the Marina Cicogna Festival Board: Bille August , Cristian Mongiu, Bobby Moresco, Nick Vallelonga, Steven Zaillian with the Italians Alessandro Bertolazzi, Gianni Quaranta, Giorgio Gregorini. With them, the directors Paul Feig (Last Christmas), Terry Gilliam, Michael Radford, Eva Dolezalova with the Italians Donato Carrisi, Alessandro Siani, Elisa Amoruso, Andrea De Sica, Gianni De Gregorio, Mimmo Calopresti, Igort, Agostino Ferrente, Simone Godano , Nunzia Di Stefano, Paolo Zucca, Fabio Massa, Enrico Iannaccone, Fabrizio Laurenti and Nick Vivarelli. Actors Robert Davi and Kierstin Dolbec (USA), Yehuda Nahari Halevi (Isr), Costa Ronin (Aus), Madalina Ghenea (Rom) together with Cristina Donadio, Marcello Fonte, Sofia Milos, Alessio Lapice, Francesco Di Leva, Alberto Testone, Stefano Fresi, Mirko Frezza, Riccardo Mandolini, Pino Ammendola, Paolo Ruffini, Alessia Fabiani, Sebastiano Somma, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Orso Maria Guerrini (prize Peppino Patroni Griffi) and Fabrizio Ferracane (Premio Ennio Fantastichini 2019). Producers Shannon Mcintosh (USA), Angelo Barbagallo and Andrea Iervolino; the Italian-Palestinian designer Jamal Taslaq.

For the musical section, the soprano Sumi Jo, Roncon the revelation band La Scelta, Marco Messina and Sacha Ricci (awarded for the soundtrack of "Martin Eden"), D-Ross and Startuffo (soundtrack of "5 is the perfect number ") Davide Palma Jazz Trio, Tony Esposito, together with the American Nicola Slack Jones and Agostino Penna, fresh from the success of the gala in honor of the great Lionel Richie (last Sunday in Rome) who received the Capri Legend Award – Person of the Year, for its humanitarian commitment through music.

A bridge event between Italian and American cinema, founded and produced by Pascal Vicedomini with the Capri Institute in the world, "Capri, Hollywood – The International Festival" traditionally inaugurates the season of global awards for the Golden Globes (5 January) and the Oscars (9 February).

The event is dedicated to the memory of the director, screenwriter and actor Gillo Pontecorvo, supporter of the first hour of the festival, on the centenary of his birth.

And there are very many award-winning films in the event's program which includes over 70 free screenings of previews and reviews, even for the little ones, in the halls of Capri and Anacapri. Beginning with the opening film "Little Women" by Greta Gerwig (Sony preview December 27, International Cinema of Capri) already nominated for 2 Golden Globes, Christmas film in the US, with a super-cast (Saorise Ronan, Emma Watson , Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet and Meryl Streep) will be released in Italian theaters on January 9th.

WOMEN AND CINEMA. Collecting the indication of the honorary president of the Festival Lina Wertmüller, expressed the night of the Governors Awards in receiving the Oscar for the career "Capri, Hollywood 2019" will be dedicated to "The role of women in the film industry and gender equality". From the world of cinema to that of music among the protagonists, with Marina Cicogna, there will also be the American producer Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who as president revolutionized the Academy making the Oscars more open and inclusive; the producer of the year the American Shannon McIntosh ("Once upon a time … in Hollywood" by Tarantino); the directors Elisa Amoruso (creator of "Chiara Ferragni – Unposted", the documentary filmmaker of the Italian genre) and Nunzia Di Stefano (Nevia at the Venice Film Festival 2019), the Romanian actress Madalina Ghenea, the American Kiersten Dolbec together with Cristina Donadio, Alessia Fabiani , Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Virginia Apicella, Antonella Salvucci, singers Nicole Slack Jones and Korean soprano Sumi Jo, dancer Lucrezia Lando and Italian-Cuban model Maylin Aguirre, godmother of the Festival.

PREVIEWS. After the opening of the festival with "Little Women", awaited the previews of: Dolemite is My Namedi Craig Brewere American Factory by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (Netflix), "The Last Full Measures" by Todd Robinson and "Arctic Dogs" ( animation) by Aaron Woodley (Notorious), Incitement "by Yaron Ziberman, with leading actor Yehudi Pahari Halevi, and" Legacy "by Dorian Boguta, in the presence of actress Madalina Ghenea.

SPECIAL PROJECTIONS. Among the special screenings, "Judy" by Rupert Goold (Notorious, with Renée Zellweger in the odor of awards), "Queen & Slim" by Melina Matsoukas (Universal, with Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith) and "Honey Boy" by Alma Har'el (Sony, with Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges and Noah Jupe). Among the other works Netflix: "The Irishman" by Martin Scorsese and with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci; "Marriage Story" by Noah Baumbach and with Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. "The Two Popes" by Fernando Meirelles and with Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins; "The King" by David Michôd and with Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap and Tom Fisher.

EXHIBITIONS. Two exhibitions are scheduled: at the Casa Rossa in Anacapri (granted by the Archaeological Superintendency, Fine Arts and Landscape for the Naples metropolitan area), in the presence of Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Marina Cicogna the exhibition will be inaugurated on December 28 (3.00 pm) with scenic sketches, photos and costumes of "Pinocchio" from Matteo Garrone's direct film starring the Oscar winner Roberto Benigni, in theaters from 19 December. 30 images selected by the director himself, exhibited to the public for the first time, and the Pinocchio costume, created by Massimo Catini Parrini and on loan from the Tirelli tailor shop.

At the Certosa di San Giacomo (granted by the Polo Museale della Campania), instead, the photographic exhibition "My Divas" by the maestro Roberto Rocco, will be inaugurated on December 27 (at 3.30 pm) by Francesca Archibugi and Elisa Amoruso. It consists of 30 photographs: raised at the school of legendary director Franco Zeffirelli for the film "La Bisbetica Domata", Rocco has established himself between the Peninsula and Hollywood as one of the most important operators in the photographic image. A milestone that has made it one of the most coveted targets of artists from all over the world, such as Lina Wertmüller, Sophia Loren, Lucia Bosè and Claudia Cardinale, along with Julia Roberts, Monica Bellucci, Angela Bassett, Micaela Ramazzotti, Jaqueline Bisset, Valeria Golino, Cameron Diaz, Nancy Brilli, Liv Tayler, Imogen Poots, Amy Stewart, Asia Argento, Madalina Ghenea, Iman, Lina Sastri, Valeria Solarino, Claudia Gerini, Shannon Kane, Carol Alt, Laura Chiatti, Miriam Leone, Theresa Russell, Martina Stella, Margaret Madè and, dulcis in fundo, the directors Francesca Archibugi and Elisa Amoruso.

SYMPOSIUM OF CAPRESE. The classic appointment in the Sala Dieffenbach of the Certosa di San Giacomo will be, as always, an opportunity for discussion between international guests and the protagonists of Italian cinema on global issues.

Saturday, December 28th we start with "Artists, Opinion-Makers, Influencers: Obligations of the leaders towards the show-business industry" together with Steven Zaillian and Paul Feig (USA), Bille August (Dan), Cristian Mongiu (Rom) , Alessandro Bertolazzi, Yehyda Pahari (Isr), Igort, Agostino Ferrente, Andrea De Sica, Francesco Di Leva, Fabrizio Ferracane, Antonio Ferrente, Paolo Zucca, Fabio Massa, Fabrizio Laurenti, Nick Vivarelli, Simone Godano, Mirko Frezza, Riccardo Mandolini and Roberto Rocco.

Sunday, December 29, the theme will be "The role of women in the showbusiness industry" with Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Shannon McIntosh, Kiersten Dolbec, Nicole Slack Jones (USA), Eva Dolezalova (Rep Cec), Madalina Ghenea (Rom), Sumi Jo (Kor) and with Marina Cicogna, Francesca Archibugi, Elisa Amoroso, Cristina Donadio, Nunzia Di Stefano, Sofia Milos, Alessia Fabiani, Antonella Salvucci and Lucrezia Lando.

Monday, December 30th the meeting entitled "The search for local content for global exports" with Nick Vallelonga and Bobby Moresco (USA), Michael Redford (UK), Costa Ronin (Aus), Donato Carrisi, Enrico Vanzina, Gianni Di Gregorio, Franco Nero, Alessandro Siani, Paolo Ruffini, Alessio Lapice, Alberto Testone.

Tuesday 31 December will be the turn of "Quality and profit: how can these two factors coexist in contemporary multimedia society" with Terry Gilliam, Mimmo Calopresti, Robert Davi, Marcello Fonte, Sebastiano Somma, Gianni Quaranta, Alessandro Salem, Angelo Barbagallo and Andrea Iervolino .

CREDITS. The 24th edition of the Festival is organized with the support of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities D.G. Cinema and Audiovisual, Campania Region. With the Patronage of the Municipality of Anacapri and the City of Capri. With the Collaboration of Pegaso -A.I. Entertainment -Isaia.E of New Imaie – Frecciarossa -Snav – Caremar – Sippic. Media partners: RAI ITALIA, RADIO2 RAI, CIAK.

THE TEAM. The event is organized by the Istituto Capri nel Mondo (president Antonio Lorusso Petruzzi) with the contribution of a team of very high personality in the entertainment world, such as the director Lina Wertmüller (honorary chairperson of the Capri Institute in the world), the producers Mark Canton (USA), Aurelio De Laurentiis, Marina Cicogna and Andrea Iervolino; the directors Bille August, Michael Radford, Terry Gilliam, Shekhar Kapur, Mimmo Calopresti; the actors Franco Nero and Robert Davi; the screenwriters Andrea Purgatori and Enrico Vanzina; the icons of Italian music Peppino di Capri and Tony Renis (honorary president of the Festival).

PRESTIGIOUS PAST, AMBITIOUS FUTURE. In 23 editions, Capri, Hollywood has established itself in the world as a viaticum for the promotion of Italian cinema in the world, of world cinema in Italy but above all of fundamental milestone in the race for Oscars. In this segment, the first artist to benefit from this was the Australian actor Geoffrey Rush who in 1996 landed on the island with "Shine" and then took the stage of the Academy Awards and picked up the coveted statuette.

Among the other artists who recognized Capri's beneficial effect are the actors Forest Whitaker in Capri in 2006 and winner of the 2007 Oscar (“The Last King of Scotland”), Melissa Leo in Capri in 2009 and winner of the Oscar 2010 ("The Fighter"), the set designers Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo in Capri in 2004 winners in 2005 ("The Aviator"), the directors Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist") and Paveł Pawlikowski ("Ida"), the costume designers Sandy Powell, Alexandra Byrne and Michael O'Connor. Many also the actors nominated to the Golden Globes and to the Oscars after the passage in the Gulf of Naples, beginning with Jennifer Jason Leigh (in Capri with "The Eightful Eight" by Quentin Tarantino), Michael Fassbender ("Shame"), Andrew Garfield ( "The Social Network"), Berenice Bejo ("The Artist"), Naomie Harris ("Mandela"), Idris Elba ("Beasts of No Nation"), Rinko Kikuchi ("Babel"), Amy Adams ("Gone Baby Gone ") And director David O. Russell (" American Hustle ").

Latest talents come to the world stage after the Capri Award: the American director Cary J. Fukunaga and the English actress Lashana Lynch both pillars of the next film in the saga 007 JAMES BOND – NO TIME TO DIE (out 2 April 2020).

CAPRI AWARDS 2019. Among the Capri, Hollywood 2019 awards already announced:

"Capri Person of the Year 2019" for Lionel Richie, legend of American music and philanthropist, protagonist of the Christmas Concert in the Vatican (the prize was collected in Rome on December 15).

"Best cast" on "Once upon a time … in Hollywood" by Quentin Tarantino.

"Capri Best Adapted Screenplay Award" for "The Irishman" written by Steven Zaillian for Martin Scorsese.

"Best International Feature of the year" at "Il Traditore" by Marco Bellocchio.

"Capri King of Comedy Award" to Paul Feig ("Last Christmas") and Alessandro Siani ("The most beautiful day in the world").

And then the "Capri European Documentary of the Year Award" to "Selfie" by Agostino Ferrente.


CAPRI LEGEND AWARD – Sophia Loren (30-12)


CAPRI BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM 2019 – The Traitor of Marco Bellocchio

CAPRI PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 2019 – Shannon McIntosh for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (29-12)

CAPRI ADAPTED SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR 2019 – The Irishman by Steven Zaillain (30-12)

CAPRI KING OF COMEDY 2019 – Paul Feig (30-12)

CAPRI ITALIAN COMEDY OF THE YEAR 2019 – The most beautiful day in the world by Alessandro Siani (30-12)

CAPRI EUROPEAN DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 2019 – Cristian Mungiu (29-12)

CAPRI EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 – Selfie by Agostino Ferrente (27-12)


CAPRI – TV Series of the Year 2019 – Baby by Andrea De Sica (27-12)

CAPRI – ITALIAN ACTOR OF THE YEAR 2019 – Francesco Di Leva (28-12)

CAPRI – ITALIAN ACTOR OF THE YEAR 2019 – Alessio Lapice (29-12)


ENNIO FANTASTICHINI AWARD BY NUOVO IMAIE 2019 – Fabrizio Ferracane (27-12)

CAPRI BREAKOUT DIRECTOR AWARD 2019 – Elisa Amoruso (27-12)

CAPRI BREAKOUT DIRECTOR AWARD 2019 – Simone Godano (28-12)


CAPRI BREAKOUT ACTOR OF THE YEAR 2019 – Alberto Testone (29-12)


CAPRI MEDITERRANEAN CINEMA AWARD 2019 – Yehuda Nahari Halevi (29-12)

CAPRI BIOPIC DOCU AWARD 2019 – Life is a B-Movie by Fabrizio Laurenti and Nick Vivarelli (28-12)

CAPRI EUROPEAN SHORT CUT – Carte Blance by Eva Dolezalova (28-12)

CAPRI MUSIC AWARD 2019 by Campania Region -Marco Messina and Sacha Ricci for the film Martin Eden (27-12)

CAPRI AWARD 2019 by Regione CampaniaD-Ross and Startuffo for film 5 is the perfect number (27-12)

CAPRI ART AWARD 2019 – Igort (27-12)

CAPRI ART AWARD 2019 – Jamal Taslaq (28-12)

CAPRI ART AWARD 2019 – Roberto Rocco (28-12)

FRIEND OF CAPRI 2019 – Marina Cicogna (31-12)

FRIEND OF CAPRI 2019 – Marco Giudici (31-12)

FRIEND OF CAPRI 2019 – Alessandro Salem (31-12)

The final list of winners of the Capri Awards (films / artists) will be announced on 1 January 2020.