Marina Ciconia, a historical film producer and the first woman to prove herself in a male-dominated environment, has died in Rome at the age of 89.
He produced some of the most important Italian films, including “Migliore”, “An Evening at Dinner” by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, and “Investigation of a Citizen Above All Suspicions” by Elio Petri, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1971. His extraordinary experience and career are recounted Professional in 2021 in the documentary film Marina Kekogna. The life of Andrea Pettinetti and everything else and in the autobiography Ancora Spera, which Marsilio released this year.
An undisputed icon of style, creativity and independence, Marina Cicconia was born in Rome on May 29, 1934 to Count Cesare Ceccogna Mozzoni and Countess Annamaria Volpi di Misurata and was the granddaughter of the Venetian Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata, who in 1932 founded Mostra delle. Venice cinema. She graduated in Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and after graduating from high school, she always had a great passion for cinema. Euro International Films, which the family had bought, gave her the task of selecting films for distribution in Italy. After the great success of Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker, Luis Buñuel’s Daydream and many other films, he decided to produce his first film, One Night at Dinner.
The list of great films that have been made is long, from Teorima to Pasolini’s Medea, to The Investigation of a Citizen Above All Suspicion, and The Working Class Goes to Heaven by Elio Petri, to Men Against Rosi, to Mimi, the metallurgist wounded in his honor, and the films Love and Chaos. Written by Lena Wertmüller to Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Zeffirelli, and Once Upon a Time in the West by Sergio Leone. He won an Academy Award for Petri’s film “Investigation of a Citizen Above All Suspicions”, which was awarded in 1971 as Best Foreign Film, and was later awarded the Grand Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. After the suicide of her brother Pino in Rio de Janeiro and the Euro financial crisis, she moved briefly to Paramount (which rejected Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris and Liliana Cavani’s The Night Porter) before moving to the United States. This year he received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 68th annual David Di Donatello Prize. In her life she loved men and women, Alain Delon and Warren Beatty, but she was also the partner of actress Florinda Polkan for more than twenty years.
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