Un Cardinale Donna
by Manuel Maria Perrone
10′, fiction (2023).
In honor of Claudia Cardinale, the Fondazione – in collaboration with l’Agence de l’Erreur – has produced a poetical tribute to its founder.
Like a tightrope walker, the director Manuel Maria Perrone wanders on the fine line which unites two sides of Claudia : the elderly woman she is today and the forever young cinema icon. He accompanies Claudia in a ballet between past memories and the present day, by creating around her the crazy, circus-like liveliness of a film set.
The retrospective, organized by Cinecittà, is currently traveling throughout the world after its kickoff at the MoMA in New York in February. Cinecittà’s important restoration of some of Claudia’s films including Fellini’s 8 ½ and Bebo’s Girl by Luigi Comencini, has traveled to Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and will be shown in Dolce Vita sur Seine in Paris from the 8th to the 12 of July 2023 before continuing its round.
This restoration and retrospective also gave rise to another major initiative: the publication by Cinecittà – Electa of “Claudia Cardinale. L’indomabile -The indomitable” curated by the actress’s daughter and directrice of the foundation, Claudia Squitieri.