Locarno International Film Festival: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis and Producer Arthur Cohn

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini) was presented in the Piazza Grande under the stars at the Locarno International Film Festival’s ‘pre-Festival’ show.

Directed by Vittorio De Sica in 1970, the film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. The film was introduced by three-time Oscar winner and producer of the movie, Arthur Cohn, who spoke about his work with Vittorio De Sica.  “He taught me three points: 1) Anytime you make a movie don’t necessarily go with known actors; 2) Always insist to shoot the scene in the original, intended location; and 3) Always do what you feel; listen to your instinct and not what others tell you.”

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