Pilar Fogliati is the patroness of the 40th Torino Film Festival

Pilar Fogliati will be the patroness of the 40th Torino Film Festival, directed by Steve Della Casa.

A versatile stage and screen actress, as well as a radio and TV host, Pilar Fogliati is one of the most surprising figures in recent years. Over the course of her career, she has always chosen projects that bring together quality and pop, including the successful TV series on Rai 1 Cuori and the comedy by Riccardo Milani Corro da te.

Her most recent film commitments include her directing debut, the film Romantiche, soon to be released by Vision Distribution, in which she also stars.

The opening ceremony, conducted by Steve Della Casa with Francesco De Gregori, will be held on Friday, November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Pilar Fogliati, as the patroness, declares:


“Violence against women is a form of barbarity that does no credit to any human civilization. Therefore, the goal is to concentrate on educating the new generations, describing episodes of violence against women not as a fit of “emotional madness” but as cultural deficiencies. When I hear stories about women who aren’t believed I get the shivers. That, too, is a cultural deficiency. This is why, more and more, we must support women who have the courage to press charges.”

Pilar Fogliati graduated from the Silvio D’Amico National Academy of Dramatic Arts. After working in theatre she began to appear in various TV series, including Un passo dal cielo, Mai scherzare con le stelle, Extravergine, and Cuori, and on the silver screen in Forever Young and Corro da te.

Besides her acting career, she is also a host on Extrafactor, the after X Factor program alongside Achille Lauro; in radio with Steve Della Casa on the program Hollywood Party; and with Giovanni Veronesi on the program Non è un paese per giovani. With Veronesi, she wrote her first film screenplay, entitled Romantiche, a comedy that will be released in cinemas in January 2023.