Cinema Italia will honor Ugo Tognazzi at its 2019 Spring Program Edition

Apr 12, 2019 550


The Spring edition of Cinema Italia San Francisco is just few weeks away. The program of April 2019 will celebrate and honor Ugo Tognazzi, the Italian movie, TV, and theatre actor, as well as director and screenwriter.   Born in Cremona, he worked as a bookkeeper for a salami factory as a teenager, and later started to perform in local amateur theatricals. However, it wasn’t until 1950, when Tognazzi was 28-year-old, that he found his way as an actor and became a star in the 60s thanks to his appearances  in director Marco Ferreri’s comedies. 

San Francisco will welcome a series of movies although “this time has been hard,” Cinema Italia Director Amelia Antonucci confessed to L’Italo-Americano. “We had less initial funding than in the past, but the Italian Consul General, Lorenzo Ortona, and the new Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Annamaria Di Giorgio, as well as other few generous local sponsors, helped us realize this dream,” she added.

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