LA, Italia Fest to Honor Actor Marcello Mastroianni

Jan 17, 2017 1213

A retrospective of films starring Italy's most iconic actor is coming to Hollywood. The upcoming LA, Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest will be dedicated to iconic Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and include a retrospective of films featuring the beloved leading man of directors including Antonioni, Fellini, De Sica, Germi, Scola and Visconti.

"In 1962, Time magazine said that Mastroianni was the most beloved foreign actor in America — thanks to his timeless elegance and charm," festival founder and director Pascal Vicedomini said Wednesday in a statement. "So, 20 years after his death, we are going to celebrate his memory with a retrospective in Los Angeles aimed at reaching both younger generations of moviegoers as well as cinema students."

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