Isabella Rossellini will receive the David Speciale 2023. This was announced by Piera Detassis, President and Artistic Director of the Academy of Italian Cinema – David di Donatello Awards, in agreement with the Board of Directors composed of Francesco Giambrone, Francesco Rutelli, Nicola Borrelli, Francesca Cima , Edoardo De Angelis, Domenico Dinoia, Valeria Golino, Giancarlo Leone, Luigi Lonigro, Mario Lorini, Francesco Ranieri Martinotti.
The award will be given on Wednesday 10 May: award ceremony live in prime time on Rai 1 from the Cinecittà@Lumina studios in Rome, conducted by Carlo Conti flanked by Matilde Gioli.
”From the transgressive television of Renzo Arbore to the cinema of the Taviani brothers, from Il Pap’occhio to the cult films of David Lynch, always crossing territories of the great authors, Saverio Costanzo, Nikita Mikhalkov, Robert Zemeckis, Peter Weir, Denis Villeneuve : Isabella Rossellini, daughter of two cinema legends, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, has been able to challenge every commonplace with great freedom”, explains Piera Detassis, ”confirming herself as a multifaceted and nonconformist artist, a model of enormous fame, a great interpreter and ironic author of provocative theatrical films and monologues, finally ethologist and environmental activist. The David Speciale thus aims to celebrate a cosmopolitan and at the same time very Italian protagonist, a precious ambassador of our culture, who returns to our cinema today in the film La Chimera by Alice Rohrwacher, in competition at Cannes”.
she She debuted on the big screen in 1976, alongside her mother, in the film Nina by Vincente Minnelli, while in 1979 she is the protagonist of Il prato by the Taviani brothers. In 1985, she played her first role in an overseas production with Taylor Hackford’s Midnight Sun; the following year she starred in the cult film Blue Velvet by David Lynch, which earned him the award for Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards. In addition to cinema, Isabella Rossellini has starred in numerous successful series.