The Langhe-Roero e Monferrato Award 2016 goes to Paolo Sorrentino

26 November 2016

The National Cinema Museum and the Torino Film Festival, in collaboration with Regione Piemonte, have established the Langhe-Roero e Monferrato award, which is assigned annually to an outstanding persona in the world of film, who shines at the international level. This year the award goes out to Paolo Sorrentino, who, as written in the declaration, “has climbed to the top of Italian film in only fifteen years, placing himself and his movies among the top international author's film,” thus confirming himself as “the bravest, most innovative and original director of our times.”

The award was born in sign of the profound bond between the promotion of artistic heritage, cultural vocation and the culture of wine, all of which strongly characterize Piedmont, giving it a robust identity that has brought to the recognition of this territory to be a UNESCO world heritage. Precisely for this reason, the prize consists in 100 bottles of wine selected among the best wine producers in the region.

The ceremony took place during a charity dinner, autographed by Matteo Baronetto, chef of the Cambio restaurant in Torino. This designer dinner in favor of Fondazione La Stampa – Speccio dei Tempi, was held on Friday, November 25th, starting at 8:00pm at Palazzo della Luce in Torino. In the course of the evening there was also a charity auction conducted by the corpus Divi e Divine del Cinema Italiano. The collection counts over 20 photographic reproductions by Angelo Frontoni, the famous celebrity photographer, whose fund belongs to Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino and to the Cineteca Nazionale di Roma. The entire sales revenue will be devolved to Fondazione La Stampa – Specchio dei Tempi in favor of the earthquake-struck populations in central Italy. For the occasion, chef Matteo Baronetto's menu will  be featuring his own interpretation of the Pasta all'Amatriciana.


Click here to see the full photo gallery of the participants of the event. (GM)