The closing credits of the first festival in the age of Covid-19 rolled just a few days ago. And it was definitely a success: everything went like clockwork in the 77th Venice Film Festival, staged this year in a unique hybrid form combining the digital element. An edition made possible by the efforts of all the participants, who scrupulously complied with the anti-contagion measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety.
As in the 2019 Venice Film Festival and, in fact, in all the editions from 2008 onwards, Caffè Aiello was also present. This year more than ever, in the complicated circumstances caused by the health emergency, we were proud to renew our support for the Italian film industry and all the professionals from the world of entertainment.
A Fellini-themed Italian Pavilion at the 77th Venice Film Festival
Caffè Aiello took part in the Venice International Film Festival by tantalising the tastebuds of guests and attendees during the breaks in the Italian Pavilion, the “Italian home” of the international event created by Istituto Luce Cinecittà in the spaces of Hotel Excelsior in Lido.
To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Federico Fellini, this year the theme of the Italian Pavilion is inspired by light and dreams, the most representative elements of the great Italian director’s poetics. The architectural design is based on spaces filled with natural light and colours. It also features walls decorated with quotes by the Maestro, to whom a font inspired by his handwriting has been dedicated, used for the official logo and for all the materials of this edition.
2020 Venice Film Festival: the main awards
Chaired by actress Cate Blanchett and including Matt Dillon, Joanna Hogg, Ludivine Sagnier, Veronika Franz, Christian Petzold and Nicola Lagioia on the panel, the Jury of the 2020 Venice Film Festival also rewarded Italian cinema, awarding the Volpi Cup for best actor to Pierfrancesco Favino for the film “Padrenostro” by Claudio Noce.
Here are the main awards assigned by the Jury:
- Golden Lion for best film: “Nomadland” by Chloé Zhao.
- Silver Lion– Grand Jury Prize: “Nuevo orden” by Michel Franco.
- Silver Lion for best director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa for the film “Wife of a spy”.
- Volpi Cup for best actress: Vanessa Kirby in the film “Pieces of a woman” by Kornél Mundruczó.
- Volpi Cup for best actor: Pierfrancesco Favino in the film “Padrenostro” by Claudio Noce.
The title won by the Italian actor made us particularly happy because we have been sustaining the films made in our country both with practical support and with our passion for many years: discover how we became the coffee of Italian cinema.