7. 2. 2017

American director Abel Ferrara as a special guest at Febiofest 2017

Abel Ferrara

Among the special guests at Febiofest will be cult American director and Bronx native Abel Ferrara, who has been based in Italy in recent years. At the gala opening he will receive the Kristián Award for Contribution to World Cinema. He is famous for provocative pictures, neo-noir genre films set in New York and working with major studios and star actors such as Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi and Gérard Depardieu, whom he cast in the central role in the controversial picture Welcome to New York centred on a sex scandal involving a French politician. Febiofest is presenting a special selection of his films, including the documentary Searching for Padre Pio, the essential Abel Ferrara work Bad Lieutenant, with Harvey Keitel in the main role, and Pasolini, his tribute to an Italian great with a dark past starring Willem Defoe as the director.  He will receive the festival’s Kristián Award for Contribution to World Cinema.

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