5/10/2019 - The exibition Le stelle di Taormina
Casa del Cinema in Taormina reopens its doors to host the exhibition Le stelle di Taormina by Ninni Panzera from 18 May to 1 September. Organized by Taormina Arte Sicilia Foundation.The exhibition is a real journey through almost one hundred years of the history of Italian and foreign cinema through posters, posters, cineromanias and photos of the films shot entirely or in part in Taormina. From the silent period, when the French director Louis Mercanton directed in 1919 the first film L'appel du sang, to the present day. The adventure of Michelangelo Antonioni, Le grand bleu by Luc Besson, The little devil by Roberto Benigni, The godfather-part III of Francis Ford Coppola, The goddess of love by Woody Allen are just some of the many films that have marked the presence of Taormina in the history of cinema.Among the fortysix films, Italian and foreign, also the actors, actresses and directors who populated the sets: among the many Anna Maria Pierangeli, Stewart Granger, Monica Vitti, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Renò and Ugo Tognazzi. Not only characters but also symbols of Taormina: the Ancient Theater, the charm and luxury of San Domenico, the evocative Corso Umberto and its many alleys, the Villa Comunale, the railway station, Isola Bella, Capo Taormina and the size of Etna which is the background for so many frames. Italian posters but not only. Numerous those from abroad, to consolidate the idea of ​​how cinema and its advertising materials have also been an extraordinary means of tourist promotion