in “Mozart in the Jungle
is set to be celebrated in Rome. The Italian actress will be honored with the 2017 Virna Lisi
award as part of the Cinema Foundation for Rome’s Cityfest series, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Launched in 2015, the award is named after Lisi, “one of the rare Italian actresses who worked frequently across Italy and Hollywood,” the source writes. “She gained fame in postwar Italian film, including starring in ‘Casanova 70
’ opposite Marcello Mastroianni
and later appearing with Jack Lemmon
in ‘How to Murder Your Wife
’ and as Catherine de Medici in ‘Queen Margot
received a César nomination, France’s equivalent to an Oscar nod, in 1997 for her supporting role in “The Apartment
,” “The Wonders,” the “Matrix” franchise, and “Irreversible
” are among her other credits.
“I had no idea when I was 25 that at 50 I would still be working. It is a great discovery for me,” Bellucci
has said. She recently appeared in “Twin Peaks
” and “Mozart in the Jungle
will receive the award November 8.Monica Bellucci
to Receive Virna Lisi
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