Last month’s 12th edition of Ischia Global Film & Music Fest was extraordinary, with the himelight heaped on Ischia and on the Hotel Regina Isabella, with press conference and encounters that have fascinated, surprised and launched future projects.
Noa, Israeli singer, led the parade with her sweet voice and her comments on the war plaguing her homeland. Gorgeous actress, Freida Pinto, talked about the world premiere of her movie “The Desert Dancer”, a touching storyabout an Iranian dancer who loves dance despite the opposition in his country. He learns to dance through Youtube and, ignoring the dangers, continues his passion.
Music was a constant presence during the Festival. Every evening romance was conjured up by Giovanni Allevi’s notes, Antonello Venditti’s songs and the wonderful voice of Italian singing superstar, Nek.
Italian fans of Disney icon Selena Gomez followed her everywhere she went. She posed for countless selfies in a douzen outfits. Just strolling through the streets of Ischia resulted in about a million likes on Instagram. And, another Disney icon, Lindsay Lohan, was on the island too!
The 5-Star Regina Isabella welcomed Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andy Serkis and Jessica Chastain, who spilled the beans about their future projects. Ejiofor received the festival’s “Actor of the Year” award. And Jessica Chaistain is far nore beautiful in person: natural and genuine girl. Her tip? “Believe in your dreams!”
It was an extraordinary festival, and another extraordinary glimpse inside the world of cinema. We’re already gearing up for next July’s 13th festival. Don’t miss it! 😉