Il Caso Mattei restoration

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GUCCI ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR SECOND ANNUAL AWARD FOR WOMEN IN CINEMA AND RESTORATION OF IL CASO MATTEI PREMIERING AT 69TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
 

Gucci, in collaboration with the 69th Venice International Film Festival, is pleased to announce the nominees for its annual award to recognize an outstanding artistic achievement by a woman in filmmaking: the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema. The second annual Award will be presented on August 31st at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. This same day, Francesco Rosi’s IL CASO MATTEI will see its world restoration premiere thanks to Gucci’s partnership with Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation.
Nominees for the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema are:

- Colleen Atwood: costume designer, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
- Nadine Labaki: director, WHERE DO WE GO NOW?
- Brit Marling: actor, ANOTHER EARTH
- Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: director, SAVING FACE
- Thelma Schoonmaker: editor, HUGO

In honor of this occasion, Gucci will again make a grant of US$25,000 to the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Gucci is proud to have joined forces with one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals to spotlight and acclaim the unique contributions women make to the film industry in a wide range of capacities.  In honor of this occasion, Gucci will again make a grant of US$25,000 to the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the name of the Award recipient.  In 2011, the inaugural Gucci Award for Women in Cinema was presented to Jessica Chastain for her acting work in THE TREE OF LIFE
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To date, Gucci has donated over USD $2 million to The Film Foundation in its restoration of seven historic film titles, and is pleased to extend its commitment to preserving the artistic and cultural heritage of landmark cinema through a further contribution to The Film Foundation for the restoration of THE MATTEI AFFAIR / IL CASO MATTEI (1972, d. Francesco Rosi).

IL CASO MATTEI is a brilliant political thriller based on actual people and events. The film explores the ambitions, accomplishments, and mysterious death of Eni founder Enrico Mattei. 

The new 4K digital restoration will have its world premiere on Friday, August 31st.


Photo Courtesy:  Sergio Strizzi / Photomovie, Museo Nazionale del Cinema - Fondo Rosi
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