Today, on July 2, a private Ukrainian-Sicilian party organized by Oksana Marchenko and Viktor Medvedchuk shall take place in the frameworks of the 65th Taormina Film Festival, that kicked off in Sicily on June 30. Among the guests invited, American Oscar-winning film director Oliver Stone, Spanish actress Rocio Munoz Morales and other guests of the festival and world cinema and fashion celebrities.
American actress Nicole Kidman, who was yesterday awarded with Taormina Arte Award, American actor Dustin Hoffman, Ukrainian-born actress Olga Kurylenko, Brus Beresford, Octavia Spencer are among the star-guests of the festival.
The public gave a warm welcome to the directors-organizers of the Festival - Silvia Bizio and Gianvito Casadonte, famous stars of Italian cinematography, Ukrainian team, representing “Revealing Ukraine” documentary – Ukrainian TV-presenter Oksana Marchenko with her husband Viktor Medvedchuk, director Igor Lopatyonok and the producer team.
The American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro, Italian costume designer Mauricio Millenoti, Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, Italian actor, director, screenwriter, producer, Academy Award winner and BAFTA Roberto Benigni, Italian actress and model Monica Bellucci, theater and film actor Rupert Everett, Italian actress Virna Lisi, Italian film director, screenwriter, producer and editor Giuseppe Tornatore, British theater actor, film and television Colin Firth, Italian composer and conductor Ennio Morricone, American film actor and producer Michael Douglas were among the guests of the Film Festival in Taormina in different years.
Among the past recipients of Actors Honors were Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Tom Cruise, Marcello Mastroianni, etc. Roman Polanski, Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese were awarded as film directors and producers.