Italian manufacturing designer Tonino Zera will obtain the Campari Ardour for Movie Award at this yr’s Venice Movie Pageant. Zera — whose works embody manufacturing design for Giuseppe Tornatore’s The Unknown Girl (2006), Paolo Virzì’s Like Loopy (2016) and Michele Placido’s Caravaggio’s Shadow (2022) — most lately created the units for Roman Polanski’s The Place, which may have its world premiere on the eightieth Venice Movie Pageant subsequent month. The dramedy, set in an opulent Swiss lodge on a fateful New Yr’s Eve in 1999, stars Oliver Masucci, Fanny Ardant, John Cleese, Luca Barbareschi and Mickey Rourke. It is going to display out of competitors in Venice.
Zera will obtain his award Sept. 2 forward of The Palace premiere.
“To obtain the celebrated Campari Ardour for Movie Award in the course of the Venice Movie Pageant is just not solely a private honor, it is usually a recognition of the significance of set design on the earth of cinema,” mentioned Zera. “The award highlights the position performed by visible narration, its potential to evoke feelings and its energy to move audiences into the center of a film. Feelings that I’ve tried to convey in The Palace, directed by Roman Polanski, whose steering and artistic genius have been a supply of inspiration for me. To collaborate with such a visionary director was a boundless privilege. It was a journey of creativeness and meticulous particulars.”
Venice Movie Pageant director Alberto Barbera praised Zera’s massive physique of labor, significantly his expertise for designing “classic re-creations of historic eras” in practically 100 movie and TV productions.
“Tonino Zera has mixed the extra artisanal dimension of set design with the brand new prospects provided by technological and digital innovation,” mentioned Barbera. “Over the course of his 30-year profession, Zera has contributed to the modernization of movie and promoting set design with curiosity and creativity, serving to to provide type to the creativeness of the administrators with whom he has labored.”
The Campari Ardour for Movie Award honors excellency in behind-the-camera crafts expertise. Earlier winners embody movie editor Bob Murawski (The Harm Locker), Italian cinematographer Luca Bigazzi (The Nice Magnificence), costume designer Arianne Phillips (As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood) and movie composer Terence Blanchard (BlacKkKlansman).