Celebration of Lives Award 2022



Throughout his career, Jeremy Thomas has produced films by Wenders, Cronenberg, Kitano, Nicholas Roeg, Stephen Frears and many other great authors of contemporary cinema, but his name in Italy is closely intertwined to Bernardo Bertolucci, with whom he shared the great worldwide success of The Last Emperor (1987), 9 Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Director. For the maestro from Parma, Thomas also produced The Desert Tea'(1990), Tthe Llittle Buddha (1992), Stealing Beauty (1996) and The Dreamers (2003).




After graduating in Acting from the National Film School of Italy and gathering numerous theatrical experiences, Alba Rohrwacher made her debut on the big screen in 2004, immediately establishing herself as one of the most original actresses of the new Italian cinema. Both at ease while performing dramatic roles and comedy ones, she is loved by the broad public and by the critics, also collecting many awards (David di Donatello, Coppa Volpi in Venice). On the occasion of the Celebration of Life Award, Rohrwacher will meet the audience of Biografilm, by sharing her path and her glittering career.


Schermata 2022 05 28 alle 09.47.08


Diana El-Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia are one of the most respected couples in the documentary world. In 2018, after a career as an actor and producer, Orwa became the director of IDFA, the prestigious documentary festival in Amsterdam. Diana is a director whose works have been selected in the main world events. Together they signed the recent Republic of Silence (2021), already screened in Venice, an autobiographical tale that brings their lives as Syrian exiles to the big screen.




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