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Alain Delon, an angel face in Piazza Grande

Alain Delon, an angel face in Piazza Grande



The sharpest angel face of the cinema is coming to Piazza Grande. After the homage paid to Harrison Ford the last year, the Festival del film Locarno welcomes another great actor like Alain Delon to award him with the Life Achievement Award. A prize that becomes a tribute to his leading figure that has permeated the cinematographic collective imagination. It is just necessary to slide along the most seducing bends of his filmography, from Luchino Visconti's Gattopardo (1963) to René Clément's Paris brûle-t-il? (1966), from Jacques Deray's Borsalino (1970) to Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï (1967). A cinematographic pathway that met its real turning point in 1960 with the masterpiece Rocco e i suoi fratelli which permitted Alain Delon to encounter Luchino Visconti. A movie that the Festival del film Locarno has included in its program.

Lorenzo Buccella

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