Ugo Nespolo signs the official image of the 40st TFF between John Wayne and Jean-Luc Godard

On the occasion of the 41st edition of the Torino Film Festival, directed by Steve Della Casa for the second year in a row, the Museo Nazionale del Cinema decided to assign once again the creation of the coordinated image of the festival to Ugo Nespolo.

In the picture created for the 2023 edition, Ugo Nespolo depicts one of the most famous frames from John Ford’s The Searchers in which John Wayne holds Natalie Wood in his arms, while celebrating this year’s TFF tribute to the popular actor, a true icon of classic American cinema, on the 60th anniversary of the release of Donovan’s Reef.
In the festival’s pursuit of promoting popular cinema as much as arthouse cinema, the image of the 41st TFF is also accompanied by a quote from Jean-Luc Godard: “How can I hate John Wayne and love him tenderly when abruptly he takes Natalie Wood into his arms in the next-to-the-last reel of The Searchers?

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