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Isabelle Huppert (© Guy Ferrandis Le Bureau Films)

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September 18, 2023

Lucca Film Festival 2023

From September 23 to October 1, international cinema returns to Tuscany

Incredible career awards: Stefania Sandrelli-three David di Donatello, one David alla Carriera, six Nastri d'Argento and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival-who will be honored on September 23 and honored with a screening of some of her most iconic films com Io la conoscevo bene, Divorzio all'Italiana and Il conformista; Mario Martone, who will be the protagonist of a masterclass on Sunday, September 24; Isabelle Huppert, on September 25, with a screening of La Syndacaliste; Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon, who on September 28 will receive the festival's award and on September 29 will hold masterclasses open to the public; Gabriele Salvatores whose 40-year career will be celebrated on Saturday, September 30, with a masterclass and a gala evening; and Kim Rossi Stuart - David di Donatello, five Silver Ribbons and three Golden Globes - the star on October 1 of a mastercard followed by the screening of his three film directions, from Anche libero va bene, Tommaso and Brado.

Susan Sarandon (ph. Darren Tieste)

These are just some of the Italian and international guests attending the new edition of the Lucca Film Festival, now in its 19th year, scheduled from September 23 to October 1.

Mario Martone

12 feature films in competition and 12 shorts in competition, some national premieres, others European premieres, as well as 9 films out of competition including a world premiere.

Gabriele Salvatores and Kim Rossi Stuart

Added to this are the new short film competition Lucca Film Festival for Future and the 10th anniversary evening of Lucca Effetto Cinema, an event that animates the historic center with micro-performances.

Stefania Sandrelli

Lucca Film Festival is also exhibitions with: Anni '80 Effetto Cinema, a reconnaissance of the most important films, genres, actors and directors of the Italian filmography of the 1980s (Sept. 6 to 28 at the Limonaia in Palazzo Pfanner) and L'isola che non c'è, featuring the latest pictorial production of Giuseppe Linardi (Sept. 22 to Oct. 15 at Palazzo Guinigi).

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