It just ended the press conference that opened the 58th edition of the Taormina Film Fest and among the protagonists, on the stage of Palacongressi di Taormina, the american actress from the pluri-awarded tv-series House, M.D., Lisa Edelstein and the director-actress from Liban Nadine Labaki. With them, in front of a full audience, the mayor of Taormina, doc. Mauro Passalacqua, editor in chief, Mario Sesti and general manager Tiziana Rocca. “It’s an all new festival – opened the mayour of Taormina, Passalacqua – it started with style and in a very good manner. In the cinema, where everyone talks bad of everyone, I couldn’t explain why everyone was talking such good of Mario Sesti. The two last month – goes on Passalcqua – we had the occasion to meet better and I understood. He’s a great man. And also thanks to Sesti the Taormina Film Fest will go once again on the scenes of the world and, even if it was organized just in those two latest months, we’re sure that it will at least be at second place in the italian cinematographic press.
translated by me from the official festival site.
The Conference is taking place now and we’ve got HQs of Lisa at it. Marvellous.
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Lisa Edelstein invece al Festival di Taormina ha preso i nuovi occhiali Italian Independent blu
Lisa Edelstein bought the new blue Italian Independent glass at Taormina Festival
22/06/2012 – Presentazione di Taormina FilmFest 2012 domani (23) ore 15.00
La conferenza stampa di apertura della 58° edizione di Taormina FilmFest si svolgerà domani (23 giugno) ore 15.00 al Palazzo dei Congressi, Sala A. Interventi di Mario Sesti Direttore editoriale, Dottor Mauro Passalacqua Sindaco di Taormina,on.Giuseppe Buzzanca Sindaco di Messina; on. Nanni Ricevuto Presidente della Provincia Regionale di Messina, Tiziana Rocca General Manager. Saranno presenti la regista Nadine Labaki e le attrici Carol Alt e Lisa Edelstein.
22/06/2012 – Presenting Taormina FilmFest 2012 tomorrow (23) at 3pm
The opening conference of the 58th edition of Taormina FilmFest will take place tomorrow (June 23) at 3pm in Palazzo dei Congressi, Sala A. Will attend Mario Sesti Editor in Chief, Doc. Mauro Passalacqua Mayof of Taormina, Honourable Giusebbe Buzzanca mayor of Messina, Honourable Nanni Ricevuto President of the Province of Messina , Tiziana Rocca General Manager. Will also attend director Nadine Labaki and actors Carol Alt and Lisa Edelstein.
Collected HQs of Lisa yesterday here in Italy at the pre-opening gala of the 58th Taormina Film Festival.
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With angular features and a broad, engrossing smile that, in the series that has brought her the most fame, House M.D., is flashed with exasperating parsimony, Lisa Edelstein is one of the most interesting actors of the new American serial. From her beginnings as a stage actress, she had a brief film career before becoming solidly planted on the small screen, having appeared in two of the most successful procedurals of recent years. Before House’s hospital, the law offices of Ally McBeal offered her the setting in which to incarnate a complex and very physical character, a transsexual. Television found in her an actress with a marked expressivity in reaction shots, which has allowed her over the years to make a deep impression even in smaller roles, used as she is to shaping a highly nuanced character and offering a variety of different takes on the same verbal clash. Perfectly suited for work that requires discipline and continuity, she is able to create a memorable character that may appear in only one episode of a long-running show, or sustain a character for years, continuing to layer her with nuances season upon season. The Taormina Film Fest presents Lisa Edelstein with the Cubovision Prize for her ability to inhabit various media, ultimately focusing on the most important and innovative one in modernity.
Taormina is beautiful. There’s just something about this place…
from Lisa’s twitter
Tiziana Rocca @TizianaRocca
È arrivato uno dei primi ospiti del Festival di Taormina, la bellissima Lisa Edelstein
One of the first guest of the Taormina Festival, the beautiful Lisa Edelstein
Such excited she’s here. The italic one is the translation of what Tiziana said.
The program has been published so for you I’m translating the glimpse of Lisa Edelstein.
Monday, 25 June
Award Città di Taormina to Lisa Edelstein
H 10pm – Teatro antico
Tuesday, 26 June
H 11.45am – Palacongressi Sala A
Everything you wanted to know about House, M.D. but you never hazarded to ask
She was born in the theatre stages, moved fast to cinema and now she’s staying strong on tv, one of the most interesting among those being part of the multiple episodes of the new american series: she will tell the audience of Taormina her life next to House.
While Taormina is playing up its new populist appeal through comedies, it is also boasting an educational bent.
In what might be seen as sacrilege by some cinephiles, TV takes the spotlight in several onstage conversations — dubbed Tao Class Chats — about smallscreen stardom in America. Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City,” “Brothers & Sisters”), Lisa Edelstein (“House”) and young hearttrobs Dylan O’Brien (“Teen Wolf”) and Britt Robertson (“The Secret Circle”) have been recruited for the chats in Taormina’s Greek Theatre to discuss TV stardom vs. movie stardom, and keeping a character fresh on a long-running skein.
New fest topper Mario Sesti will use a format similar to events he had hosted while running the Rome Film Festival sidebar Extra, which will be renamed for its October run under new Rome honcho Marco Mueller.
It’s clearly been a race against the clock for the Taormina topper, who was officially appointed in May to head the June 23-28 event.
“It’s obvious that this edition has been hastily put together,” he says, “but I want to gauge the reaction to this change of course.” Not only is Sesti delving into TV, but the 2012 festival edition also features comedies, a contrast to its previous movie stars and arthouse pics mandate.
“Festivals must have a formative function,” says Sesti, who in TV-crazy Italy has opted for a Tao Class topic that may get him some extra attention.