Tonight, the Award for the 90th Anniversary of Fipresci goes, for the fist and unique time among these great masters in Bari, to a woman film director:
MARGARETHE VON TROTTA,
who has already been awarded by our Federation in 1981 for her unforgettable and revolutionary Marianne & Juliane, winner of the Golden Lion in Venice Film Festival.
An award which acknowledges a great film director, and a great woman. First with her 30 film as an actress, and then with her 24 movies as a screenwriter and director – she stubbornly managed to dominate the German cinema scene (and the Italian one too), until she became one of the most relevant filmmakers in the world.
Beginning forty years ago, her career captured the international audience with films such as Sisters or The Balance of Happiness, Sheer Madness, Rosa Luxemburg, Love and Fear, The Long Silence, The Promise, Rosenstrasse, Visions and her latest success – Hannah Arendt.
An unyielding, accurate and sharp director, whose universally awarded opus is the main proof of the necessity to have more and more women directors – not only to build a richer and more complex cinema, but also for a better world.