"He was to me what Marcello Mastroianni
was to Fellini.
Visit it at night, when it empties almost completely, and feel like Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni
in La dolce vita.
Her chemistry with Sonia Grane's saucy Barbarina was especially enjoyable, and gave the production some much-needed energy, as did D'Arcangelo's highly physical approach to the Count, a hammy mix of Inspector Clouseau, Charlie Chaplin, and Marcello Mastroianni
in buffoon mode.
"Who doesn't know the iconic symbols of our cinema: actors such as Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni
; movie-directors such as Vittorio De Sica and Bernardo Bertolucci, and the youngest generation, Roberto Benigni, Paolo Sorrentino and Gianfranco Rosi," he said.
The jury for the Venezia 75 Competition will award the following official prizes: the Golden Lion for Best Film; the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize; the Silver Lion for Best Director; the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor; the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress; the Award for Best Screenplay; the Special Jury Prize and the "Marcello Mastroianni
" Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress.
Over the years, he said, their contents have attracted director Luchino Visconti; actor Marcello Mastroianni
; poet Giovanni Pascoli; Giuseppe Mazzini, a leading activist for the unification of Italy; countless royals and Lucca's most famous local son, composer Giacomo Puccini.
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni
, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste
The collection included the likes of Costa Gavras, Marcello Mastroianni
, Clint Eastwood, John Huston, Youssef Chahine, Amin Maalouf, and Elham Shahin, among others.
The Marcello Collection channels the panache and black-and-white color palette of classic Italian cinema, deriving its name from Italian film star Marcello Mastroianni
In "A Special Day," which picked up Oscar nominations for foreign-language film and lead actor for Marcello Mastroianni
, Scola directed and co-scripted a tale of neighbors (Mastroianni and Sophia Loren) who run into each other in 1938 during Hitler's visit to Italy to meet with Mussolini.