L.A. ITALIA ‘24 CELEBRATES EDUARDO DE FILIPPO WITH DE ANGELIS AND SASTRI, FROM MARCH 3-9 AT HOLLYWOOD’S CHINESE THEATER, WAITING FOR GARRONE AT THE OSCARS.

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Eduardo De Filippo’s legend will be celebrated in Hollywood on the 40th anniversary of his death. Director Edoardo De Angelis and the actress and singer Lina Sastri will host the event “LA Italia On Stage – A Tribute to Eduardo” at the “Los Angeles Italia – Film, Fashion and Art Festival 2024”.

The classic Italian event promoted with the Ministry of Culture and Intesa Sanpaolo is to unfold March 3 through 9 at the Chinese Theater, showcasing the best of Italian entertainment on the eve of the Oscars, which this year include Garrone’s “I Captain” among its top five foreign contenders.

The most awaited appointment for Italian movies abroad enjoys the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism, with the participation of Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Italian Trade Commission (ICE) and the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles.

“In the year of Marcello Mastroianni’s centenary, L.A. Italia will once again honor Eduardo De Filippo, who was appreciated by the legendary actor”, declared Tony Renis, the honorary president of the festival. “In a world inclined toward quickly consuming and forgetting”, continued the celebrated author of the song “Quando Quando Quando”, “we believe it is essential to increasingly support our great authors in the US as well, where we are proud to present the innovative director Edoardo De Angelis. Together with Picomedia, he has created a cinematic trilogy based on Eduardo’s most famous plays: the comedies ‘Natale in Casa Cupiello’ ‘Sabato, domenica e lunedì’ and ‘Non ti pago,’ all of them starring Sergio Castellitto.

De Angelis has enjoyed a significant year on the international scene, with the release of “Comandante” and the Netflix series “The Lying Life of Adults” by Elena Ferrante. To celebrate De Filippo, the Los Angeles, Italia stage will host the versatile artist Lina Sastri, who recently dedicated the acclaimed theater show “Eduardo mio” to her beloved “maestro.”

We are also pleased to highlight that Eduardo is the author of “Adelina,” the episode starring Sophia Loren which is part of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,“ the film directed by Vittorio De Sica, which in 1965 earned the Oscar for Best International Feature Film.

LA, Italia Festival, founded and produced by Pascal Vicedomini with the Institute Capri in the World, this year will hail an all female board of directors: the Chairperson is producer Raffaella De Laurentiis, the President is director Michelle Danner and last but not least, the godmother: actress Emanuela Postacchini, from Marche.

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