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Monica Vitti celebrates today 85 years

Monica Vitti

District: Latium
Province: Rome (RM)
Date: 2016-11-03

Monica Vitti celebrates today 85 years.

Monica Vitti celebrates today 85 years.

For many years she does not appear in public, apparently due to a degenerative disease.

We want to celebrate the great actress, one of the icons of Italian cinema.

Able to compete in her artistic career with a multiplicity of genres really incredible.

Here are some of her films. A fraction of those in which he starred during a truly remarkable career.

L’avventura (1959) by Michelangelo Antonioni

A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boat trip. During the search, her lover anf her best friend become attracted to each other. It won the Jury Prize at Cannes Festival, the Italian Golden Globe as the Best Actress, the Silver Ribbon as the Best Score.

Actors: Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar, James Addams, Renzo Ricci

Locations: Bagheria (PA), Francavilla di Sicilia (ME), Island of Lisca Bianca (ME), Island of Panarea (ME), Aeolian Islands (ME), Letojanni (ME), Messina (ME), Milazzo (ME), Mongiuffi Melia (ME), Noto (SR), Palermo (PA), Rome (RM), Syracuse (SR), Taormina (ME)   


The Night (1961) by Michelangelo Antonioni

Giovanni and Lidia are a couple in crisis. They decide to spend together a whole day wandering around the city and visiting different places. At dawn, the two finally come to have a sincere conversation where they explain their true feelings.

The movie won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, the David di Donatello for Best Director and the Silver Ribbon for Best director, Best Score and Best Actress to Monica Vitti.

Actors: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Locations: Milano (MI), Monza (MB), Sesto San Giovanni (MI)   

L’eclisse (1962) by Michelangelo Antonioni

Film that reflects on the decline of the Italian bourgeoisie in the Sixties through the love story between a girl and a stockbroker that is enriched with the money of her mother. The film won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes.

Actors: Alain Delon, Monica Vitti, Francisco Rabal, Lilla Brignone

Locations: Roma (RM), Verona (VR)       

The Red Desert (1964) by Michelangelo Antonioni

In Ravenna's industrial desert, a young nevrotic middle-class woman uselessy tries a balance. It won the Silver Ribbon for the Best Cinematography and the Golden Lion at Venice Festival.

Actors: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Rita Renoir, Xenia Valderi

Locations: Island of Budelli (OT), La Maddalena (OT), Medicina (BO), Ravenna (RA)         

The Girl with a Pistol (1968) by Mario Monicelli

The Sicilian Assunta accepts to be kidnapped from Vincenzo, of which is secretly in love. The man, however, to avoid prison, flees to England, leaving the woman. Assunta, carrying a gun with her, he decided to leave in turn to England and kill Vincenzo.

The movie won the David di Donatello for Best Production. Monica Vitti won the David, the Silver Ribbon, the Golden Globe and the italian Golden Globe for Best Actress.

Actors: Monica Vitti, Carlo Giuffré, Stanley Baker, Stefano Satta Flores, Tiberio Murgia

Locations: Ancona (AN), Conversano (BA), Polignano a Mare (BA)           


Help Me, My Love (1969) by Alberto Sordi

A married woman falls in love with a young man and asks her husband to help her forget the new flame. The man, jealous, tries to help his wife, but did not succeed.

Actors: Alberti Sordi, Monica Vitti, Silvano Tranquilli, Ugo Gregoretti

Locations: Roma (RM), Sabaudia (LT), Treviso (TV)          

The Motive Was Jealousy (1970) by Ettore Scola

A three way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies.

It won the award as the Best Actor at Cannes Festival and the italian Golden Globe as the Best Actress.

Actors: Monica Vitti, Gancarlo Giannini, Marcello Mastroianni, Marisa Merlini

Locations: Ostia (RM), Roma (RM)          

Ninì Tirabusciò (1970) by Marcello Fondato

Comedy set at the time of King Umberto I of Monza about Maria Sarti, aka Ninì Tirabusciò, actress/singer who caused a scandal with her raunchy dancing.

It won the David di Donatello for the Best Actress.

Actors: Monica Vitti, Claude Rich, Gastone Moschin, Lino Banfi, Nino Taranto, Peppino De Filippo, Pierre Clementi, Salvo Randone, Sylva Koscina

Locations: Amelia (TR), Frascati (RM), Napoli (NA)


Stardust (1973) by Alberto Sordi

A theatre actors' couple, during the war, collect some success most of all due to lack of competition. But when the situation normalizes, the real stars have success and they have to live of memories.

It won the David di Donatello as the Best Actress.

Actors: Alberto Sordi, Monica Vitti, John Phillip Law, Edoardo Faieta, Wanda Osiris, Alvaro Vitali, Carlo Dapporto

Locations: Anzio (RM), Bari (BA), Faleria (VT), Latina (LT), Martina Franca (TA), Napoli (NA), Pomezia (RM), Roma (RM)                                 

The Phantom of Liberty (1974) by Luis Buñuel

One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes.

Actors: Bernard Verley, Michel Piccoli, Milena Vukotic, Adriana Asti, Paul Frankeur, Michael Londsale, Adolfo Celi, Jean-Claude Brialy, Monica Vitti


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