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14.06.2014 - 21.06.2014

From June 14-21, the Stars of Cinema Light Up Taormina

Familiar faces of the international film scene in an exceptional event commemorating the 60th edition of TaorminaFilmFest, from June 14th to 21st, in the homonymous city in the province of Messina in Sicily.

With stars like Melanie Griffith, Eva Longoria, Isabella Ferrari, Valeria Solarino, and Vittoria Puccini, the TaorminaFilmFest celebrated his sixtieth birthday with a festival entirely dedicated to women, featuring Claudia Cardinale, the muse of Visconti, Fellini and Sergio Leone, as the “godmother" of the event.

But not only that, this year the festival also welcomes the likes of Ben Stiller, John Turturro, Raoul Bova, and Christian De Sica for a whole week dedicated to the Seventh Art during which the public has the opportunity to attend screenings and important previews. On June 21, the final evening, will see the presentation of "Revolution: The Planet of the Apes," the new chapter in the saga of war between apes and humans to conquer the Earth, and Amma Asante's “Belle (La Ragazza del Dipinto)."  Also of note, on June 17th there will be a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, the famous American director and actor who recently passed away.

The TaorminaFilmFest becomes the opportunity for film buffs to trace the recent history of cinema, and for tourists an introduction to the Greek Theatre, one of the venues of the event, in a new light -  after sunset when the lights come on stage. 

Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean, is situated on a natural terrace overlooking the sea, and its historic amphitheater is a destination not to be missed after a day at the beach and at the end of a tour through the narrow streets full of artisan shops.

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City: TaorminaTaormina (Messina)
Region: Sicilia