Almería Western Film Festival 2017

“TABERNAS DE CINE” AWARD

To the actress CLAUDIA CARDINALE (Tunisia, 1939)

The nomination of Claudia Cardinale for the Tabernas de Cine Award in this edition was unquestionable. Despite the backing of a wide and prestigious career under the direction of the greatest European directors, this year we wanted to celebrate the anniversary of the film Once Upon a Time in the West recognizing the merit of one of the most iconographic characters in the Spaghetti Western filmed in Almeria.”.

BIOGRAPHY

After winning a beauty contest and studying Interpretation at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, she started working in cinema from a very young age, with small secondary roles like the one in Rufufú (Mario Monicelli, 1958). Her first transcendent character was in the film The Girl with a Suitcase (Valerio Zurlini, 1960). This film opened up the doors of Italian cinema and gave her the opportunity to work with renowned directors: Rocco and his Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960), Eight and a Half (Federico Fellini, 1962), The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963) or Bebo’s Girl (Luigi Comencini, 1963), among other films. She made the leap into American cinema in the hands of directors like Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther, 1964), Henry Hathaway (Circus World, 1964) and, the Western film, The Professionals (Richard Brooks, 1966). The international success of Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968) confirmed her place as a famous actress.

At the peak of her career, she married director Pasquale Squitieri, who directed her in one of her most important roles: “Claretta: Mussolini’s Last Lover (1982), for which she won the Award for Best Performance at the Venice Film Festival, among many other recognitions. Since then, she reduced exponentially her participation in feature films, selecting meticulously the projects: The Skin (Liliana Cavani, 1982), Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982), Enrique IV (Marco Bellocchio, 1984), La storia (Luigio Comencini, 1985) and La Révolution Française (Roberto Enrico, 1989).

In recent years she has received honorary awards at the festivals in Berlin and Venice, and also the “David de Donatello” Award for her lifelong career (after having previously won it three times as a leading actress). Some of her latest works have been the Spanish film “The Artist and the Model” (Fernando Trueba, 2012), “The Last Stop” (Giambattista Assanti, 2014), for which she was nominated for the “David de Donatello” Award, and the Bulgarian film Twice Upon a Time in the West (Boris Despodov, 2016), which enabled her to return to Tabernas and explore the landscapes where she had shot some films during her youth.

TABERNAS DE CINE AWARD CEREMONY for CLAUDIA CARDINALE
Thursday, October 11th / 19:00 h. / Plaza (Square) / Oasys Mini Hollywood

“TABERNAS DE CINE” AWARD

Al actor SAL BORGESE (Roma, 1937)

‘Queríamos inaugurar el Festival homenajeando a quien nos acompañó en la última jornada de la edición anterior durante la entrega del premio a su amigo George Martin. De esta forma cerramos un círculo y brindamos un merecido homenaje a un actor versátil, carismático y emblemático del género, que rodó múltiples western durante los años 60 y 70, varios de ellos en el municipio de Tabernas. Sal nos emocionó con su humildad y compartió con nosotros los recuerdos que guardaba de los rodajes en Almería, donde aprendió a montar a caballo’

BIOFILMOGRAFÍA

Giuseppe Salvatore Borgese, más conocido como Sal Borgese, ha participado en innumerables producciones europeas de cine y televisión. Su nombre está vinculado al spaguetti western y al cine de espías. Tras ganar cierta popularidad junto a Terence Hill y Bud Spencer, protagonizó varias películas dirigidas por Sergio Corbucci, Antonio Margueriti o Francis Ford Coppola. Algunas películas rodadas en Almería en las que participó son son Voy, lo mato y vuelvo (Enzo G. Castellari, 1967), Adiós, Sábata (Gianfranco Parolini, 1969), Los corsarios (Ferdinando Baldi, 1971) y En el oeste se puede hacer… amigo (Maurizio Lucidi, 1972).

ENTREGA DE PREMIO TABERNAS DE CINE a SAL BORGESE
Martes 9 de Octubre / 19:00 h. / Teatro 
DURANTE LA GALA DE INAUGURACIÓN AWFF 2018