A moved and incredibly excited Sophia Loren received the award for best leading actress for “Life in front of her” and is a standing ovation for the great 86-year-old actress. “It’s hard to believe that the first time I got a David was over 60 years ago, but tonight it feels like the first time again. The emotion is the same and more. The joy is the same, ”said the actress, moved, on stage. “I am very grateful to my son, a wonderful man who made a very good film,” she said referring to her son, director of the film, Edoardo Ponti. “I don’t know if it will be my last film, but I can’t live without cinema,” he concluded.
“I wanted to hide” best film
Elio Germano won as best actor in the role of Antonio Ligabue for “I wanted to hide”, the triumphant film of the evening that also took home the main statuette as best film: “I wanted to thank everyone who helped me build this character ”, said the actor who dedicated the award“ to all the workers of the show business, especially those forgotten ”. For this film Giorgio Rights won as best director. “A man on the margins of society for many but a man with a great desire to express himself and a great artist”, said the director receiving the statue of David which he dedicated to the painter Antonio Ligabue.Four more awards to “Volevo nascarmi” for the best scenography, the best hairdresser, the best photography and the best sound.
Pietro Castellitto best new director
“The prizes make you happy defeats make you grow, a kiss to mom and a hug to dad” said Pietro Castellitto. The young actor-director, 29, son of Margaret Mazzantini and Sergio Castellitto, won the David as best new director for I Predatori, presented in Venice 2020.
Matilda De Angelis Best Supporting Actress
“An incredible redemption, I’m dying” is how Matilda De Angelis best supporting actress at the David di Donatello for the film by Sydney Sibilia for The Incredible Story of the Isle of Roses. For the same film Fabrizio Bentivoglio also won as Best Supporting Actor.
“I am happy and honored for this wonderful recognition, very special for me, which I share tonight with all my colleagues. And I hope that art in all its forms can find new life ”said Monica Bellucci in connection with the Teatro 5 degli Studi Fabrizio Frizzi showing her special prize at the David di Donatello ceremony.