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Goodbye Paolo Villaggio

Paolo Villaggio


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The actor, but also writer, screenwriter and dubber, from Genoa was a longtime friend of the Festival.

Villaggio was very dear to the public. He defenitely won the heart of the Piazza Grande during the 2000 edition of the Festival. The actor, after the evening screening, improvised a Q&A with the 8'000 spectators, being loyal to the characters he played, known for being modest and compassionate.

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