This Festival, we pay tribute to some of the film legends that we have lost over the last year. We include the Indigenous Australian artist and actor David Gulpilil; American director, actor and cinephile Peter Bogdanovich; Italian screen icon Monica Vitti; French New Wave star Jean Paul Belmondo; and two legendary music composers, Italy’s Ennio Morricone and Greece’s Vangelis. We hope our small tribute to each brings their important work to light for the uninitiated and reignites the flame of those who are already acquainted with them.
Monica Vitti was born in Lazio, Rome, on November 3, 1931. She was an actress and writer, known for ‘L'Avventura’ (1960), ‘Red Desert’ (1964) and ‘L'Eclisse’ (1962). She died on 2 February 2022 in Rome.
With her strong association with Antonioni’s films, we are screening ‘L’Avventura’ as a tribute to her (well that’s my excuse anyway!) – Roger Gibson.