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Tornatore, Honey among Ischia honourees

Giuseppe Tornatore’s romance The Best Offer and Valeria Golino’s drama Honey (Miele) will be honoured at the upcoming 11th annual Ischia Global Film & Musical Festival in Italy.

The Best Offer has been named the 2013 Ischia Movie Of The Year and stars Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland in the story of an eccentric art auctioneer and his obsession with an heiress. The film opened in Italy earlier this year and received its international premiere at the Berlinale in February.

Golino has been named Ischia’s Breakout Director Of The Year for her film Honey, which premiered in Un Certain Regard in Cannes last month and follows a young woman who helps terminal patients end their lives.

“Giuseppe Tornatore, a major presence in the world of contemporary global cinema, once again shows his skill as a master director with the flawless and highly entertaining The Best Offer,” said producer Mark Canton, who serves on the festival’s executive board. “We are also delighted to recognise Valeria Golino for her wonderful first film, Honey.”

The previously announced 2013 Ischia Legend Award recipients are Nicolas Cage, Arnon Milchan and Samuel L Jackson.

The Ischia Global Film & Music Festival is scheduled to run from Jul 14-21.

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