The Ischia Film Festival honors the memory of Pasquale Squitieri: "I’m working on two movies" - he said when he was in Ischia.
His last prize: "The Lifetime Achievement Award" "Ischia Film Award” in 2015. In 2017 the IFF will honor the memory of Pasquale Squitieri with a personal retrospective.
“Since this event was founded, bringing Pasquale Squitieri has always been one of my biggest goals" - declared Michelangelo Messina – "reward him with the Ischia Film Festival Award, means to me a lot, in terms of a tribute to his extraordinary and controversial career”, the Patron and director of the Festival commented on the sudden loss of the Neapolitan filmmaker.
“I’m working on two movies: "Lo splendore di Napoli" and "Sono scugnizzo". I formerly share this information here in Ischia, because the people of the island and the audience from Campania in general are a source of great inspiration for me. I love Campania so much, it’s the region of cinema. We have to make it big again!”, he spoke during the final night of the festival’s fourteenth edition.
During the interview by Boris Sollazzo, the new artistic director, Squitieri showed great vitality and how committed and longing he is to filmmaking and fighting for his art and his land, as the IFF does. “That’s why I struggled to come”, said that night the great filmmaker.
Last year Squtieri became the IFF President, when he attended the Festival together with Enrico Lo Verso and Lina Sastri, main characters of one of his most popular movies “ Li chiamarono …Briganti!”
From the 24th June to 1st July, the Festival, celebrating its fifteenth edition, will honor the great filmmaker with a retrospective, in order to commemorate and celebrate his extraordinary artistic and civil path.