(ANSA) - NAPLES, APRIL 11 - Pinocchio arrives in Hollywood: on April 18 Matteo Garrone's film starring Federico Ielapi and Roberto Benigni will open the 16th Los Angeles Italia Festival promoted with MiC and Intesa Sanpaolo, at the Chinese Theater.
'' An event with a strong symbolic value - underlines Marina Cicognof the board of the Capri Institute in the world - bringing this universal Italian fairy tale masterfully told by Garrone, in the most famous cinema, a few days after the reopening and on the eve of the Oscars for which it competes, fills us of pride ".
Everyone in Hollywood knows who Benigni is, already entered in the history of the Academy, now it will be the very good Federico Ielapi to make Americans fall in love.
Just as the Italian creativity of the Oscar nominees Massimo Cantini Parrini for costumes and Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli and Francesco Pegoretti, for make-up, make-up and hairstyles, authentic artists, will conquer all.
And remember that in Hollywood the magic of Pinocchio is more alive than ever: Walt Disney Pictures, as it is known, will start with the production of the announced remake in live action with Tom Hanks in the part of Geppetto ''.
Italian culture will be the protagonist in Los Angeles not only with Pinocchio: the program focuses on the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri with Pupi Avati, who is working on a film on the sommopoet, and Luca Sommi and also on Caravaggio, with Vittorio Sgarbie Michele Placido.
The festival organized by the Caprinel Mondo Institute is promoted with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the participation of Rai Cinema, Rai Com, Rainbow, MinervaPictures, Iervolino Entertainment, Isaia, Anica, Apa, ConsolatoGenerale d'Italia in LA, Ice and the Institute Los Angeles Culture Italian.