Premio Raimondo Rezzonico
Premio Raimondo Rezzonico: Arnon Milchan
The Premio Raimondo Rezzonico for Best Independent Producer will be awarded to American producer Arnon Milchan, on Tuesday 7 August at 21:30 on the Piazza Grande.
The following day, Wednesday 8 August at the Spazio Cinema (Forum), Artistic director Olivier Père will moderate a public discussion with the producer.
The following films will be screened in honour of Arnon Milchan:
THE KING OF COMEDY by Martin Scorsese
United States – 1983 – 109 min
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA by Sergio Leone
Italy/United States – 1984 – 229 min
BRAZIL by Terry Gilliam
United Kingdom – 1985 – 142 min
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL by Curtis Hanson
United States – 1997 – 138 min
The Premio Raimondo Rezzonico was established in 2002, in memory of the man who was the Festival’s chairman for almost twenty years. This award, offered by the Municipality of Minusio, is attributed every year to an important independent producer, with the aim to highlight a key figure in film, and to salute their courage, their ability to take risk and support auteurs. Previous recipients are Paulo Branco, Ruth Waldburger, Karl Baumgartner, Jeremy Thomas, the Agat Films & Cie collective, Lita Stantic, Christine Vachon, Martine Marignac, Menahem Golan and, in 2011, Mike Medavoy.