'Celebration of Lives' is the award which Biografilm Festival devotes to the great narrators of our times, whose lives and works have left a deep mark in history, such as Marina Abramovic, Judith Malina, Charlie Kaufman, Clint Eastwood, Ed Lachman, Michel Gondry, Frederick Wiseman, Michael Madsen, Ulay, Christo, the Coppola family and Gael García Bernal.
Biografilm Celebration of Lives Awards 2018 have been assigned to:
- Sir Micheal Caine, whose birth name is Maurice Micklewhite, was born in South London in 1933. At the age of 20, after leaving the army, he starts to devote his time to cinema and choses a stage name inspired by the classic film ‘The Caine Mutiny’. His first protagonist role was in 1964 in Cy Enfield’s Zulu. But it’s not until his interpretation of womaniser Alfie that he reaches international fame. Caine has, since then, acted in more than 100 films of the most disparate genres (historical, action, super-hero, drama, comedy), earning two Oscars® and three Golden Globes® while also working with authors such as Christopher Nolan, Matthew Vaughn, Paolo Sorrentino and many others. Michael Caine has recently recounted his youth during the mythical Swinging London years, in the documentary by David Batty My Generation.
- Charlotte Rampling - After her cinema debut in 1964, with film The Knack ...and How to Get It directed by Richard Lester (Cannes Palmes D’Or), Charlotte Rampling’s career develops simultaneously in the United Kingdom, France, United States and Italy, where she works with authors such as Luchino Visconti, Giuliano Montaldo and Liliana Cavani who brings her to international recognition with The Night Porter. Among her most recent films: Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime (2009), Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia (2011), Francis Ozon’s Young And Beautiful (2013) and Andrew Haigh’s 45 years (2015) which won numerous international prizes including the Silver Bear for best actress in Berlin and an Oscar® nomination. In 2017 she also won the Coppa Volpi in Venice for her interpretation of Andrea Pallaoro’s Hannah.