Saturday, 27 July 2019 15:43

Elena Sofia Ricci, the giffoners’ “mum”: “You’re like a big family to me”

Apart from her undeniable talent, proved by the wide variety of roles played over an almost forty-year long career, on her visit yesterday to Giffoni 2019 Elena Sofia Ricci also showed a deep sensibility, getting moved to tears by the warm welcome of the Generator+13, +16 and +18 youth and masterclass attendees. After all, the giffoners are kind of children to her. “As a little child I didn’t dream of becoming an actress, I wanted to have a family and lots of kids: you’ve made my dream come true”. That’s why, at the risk of sounding a “prude”, in her own words, she went on about the importance of “studying” and showing respect for other people’s work, trying to turn passion into profession, without stopping at the first hurdle. “If someone slums the door in your face, just go knock on some other door and then another one”. 

Ricci had a real heart-to-heart with the youth crowding Sala Truffaut (where she also received the EXPERIENCE AWARD): from the awareness of being an imperfect mother to her daughters aged 23 and 14 as well as an “intrusive” woman in her own family to the recent discovery of faith, over the filming of the TV series “Che Dio ci aiuti”. Giffoni has bewitched her so much that she joked with the journalists: “I want to come live here”. She will definitely come back, as she promised the young jurors: “In a few years I’ll be back at Giffoni. You’ll be directors by then, so if you ever need an elderly lady for a part in a film of yours, please count me in”.


December 17, 2019

50 years of Giffoni: From the Festival to the activities that will lead to 2030

Category: News Giffoni Experience
#Giffoni50 was presented this morning, in the aula magna of the historic high school "Torquato Tasso" of Salerno: the impressive program of initiatives that Giffoni Opportunity will carry out to celebrate this important milestone, scheduled from 16 to 25 July…
December 12, 2019

#Giffoni50 launches the selection of the films in competition

Category: News Giffoni Experience
Giffoni50, the selection of the films in competition is ready to be launched. From today, 11 December 2019, and until 29 May 2020, it will be possible to register feature films and short films (both fiction and animated) and documentaries (feature films only)…