Giancarlo Giannini and hanna Schygulla

To the Italian actor, the Taormina Arte Award, was given by Hend Sabry, a very young Egyptian actress, the protagonist of the short film “Rise and Shine”, in program during the Egyptian gala. For the “Great Cinema at the Ancient Theatre”, a Portuguese film produced by Benicio Del Toro, “Maldeamores (Lovesickness)”, directed by Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz and Mariem Pèrez Riera, who introduced their film, an intelligent and original one, much appreciated by the audience. The night, presented by Lorena Bianchetti, was opened by the director Ilian Simeonov, who yesterday presented his film “Warden of the dead”, in the Festival section “Beyond the Mediterranean”.