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Oscar-winning Oliver Stone received Nastro d'Argento Award at Taormina Film Festival

The Nastro d'Argento Award is presented by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists since 1946 and is considered the oldest in Europe
12:00, 5 July 2019

Oliver Stone awarded in Taormina
Svetlana Soroka Photographer

Oscar-winning film director Oliver Stone was awarded the Nastro d'Argento Award for his contributions to world cinema.

The solemn ceremony started with the performance of a symphony orchestra. The organizers also prepared a surprise for Oliver - a video message of his friend and colleague in ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ movie Ron Kovic, who thanked Oliver Stone for his work and friendship and called him “a person who changes our lives.”

The Nastro d'Argento Award is presented by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists since 1946 and is considered the oldest in Europe.

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Except Oliver Stone, the award in 2019 was also given to the movies ‘The Vice of Hope,’ ‘Bangla’ and ‘Little Tito and the Aliens.’

Earlier, it was reported that American film director Oliver Stone presented his Revealing Ukraine documentary at the 65th Taormina Film Festival, which kicked off in Sicilian eastern coast on June 30.

In his documentary Stone aimed to track the history of Ukraine since the Soviet Union collapse and acquiring independence until now. The director tried to answer the question – how a country with all every possible resource for the success ended up in credits and stagnation, how to track the development of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, to puzzle out the relations of Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

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Thus the director sounded a note of warning that Ukraine can become a battle area for the new war between NATO and Russia.

When shooting the film Stone took an interview from the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Head of the political council of the For Life opposition platform Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife, Ukrainian TV-presenter Oksana Marchenko, various political scientists and experts.

On July 13, the documentary will be broadcasted on the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

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