Italian filmmaker Silvio Soldini is to receive the Italian Contemporary Film Festival’s inaugrual Lifetime Achievement Award.
Soldini will receive ICFF’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his body of work that spans a career of over three decades, amassing 11 awards and 14 nominations for his shorts, documentaries and feature films.
Soldini will be in Toronto on July 6 to receive his award and will introduce two of his films: infidelity drama Come Undone (Cosa voglio di più) and For Other Eyes (Per Altri Occhi), a documentary about the blind living in a world designed for those with sight.
Come Undone will be the ICFF’s Closing Night Film.
“We are delighted to present Silvio Soldini with the ICFF’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the exceptional and inspiring quality of the body of his work,” said artistic director Cristiano de Florentiis.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Silvio to Toronto to present him with this award and to feature two of his films on the closing day of our festival.‟
The Italian Contemporary Film Festival runs from June 26 to July 6 in Toronto and Vaughan, Canada.