Monica Bellucci will receive a special David di Donatello

Monica Bellucci will be awarded at the David di Donatello 2021 ceremony with the David Speciale 2021 award

The David di Donatello 2021 ceremony is approaching, which will be broadcast live on Rai 1 on Tuesday 11 May and will be conducted by Carlo Conti.

Within the various awards, there will also be special attention to Monica Bellucci, who will receive the David Speciale 2021.

The organizers of the David have chosen Monica Bellucci to reward a stellar yet wise career, which starts from Città di Castello and our comedy, and allows itself to be enhanced by great authors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Giuseppe Tornatore, immediately becoming international, with devotion of French cinema on his side. An award that recognizes its unique beauty but above all the ability to gamble and provocation, as in the case of Irréversible, alternating recognized directors with young novices or innovators and almost always choosing the impetus of the author, from the Wachowski sisters to Virzì, from Sam Mendes to Maria Sole Tognazzi, from Terry Gilliam to Kusturica, from Claude Lelouch to Kaouther Ben Hania. Bellucci embodies the rare ability to be a global icon, without losing sight of the creative work and the artistic community. Charismatic, cosmopolitan and at the same time deeply Italian.

Monica Bellucci awarded at the David di Donatello 2021

The actress, immediately after the announcement of the award ceremony, issued a statement stating the importance of her roots and Italian origins.

I thank the Academy of Italian cinema and the President Piera Detassis for this David. Receiving this recognition fills me with emotion because I have great respect for our cinema which has always been and continues to be a source of inspiration for world cinema. And even if my path has led me to the meeting of different cultures and artistic experiences in my heart, I always feel only Italian.

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