Nations Award Taormina


30 July 2021

The Nations Award, now in its 15th year, was held in Taormina from 22nd to 25th July. The event, thanks to EvenTao, has returned to reward the greatest personalities in cinema, including in the past Woody Allen, Gerard Depardieu, Abel Ferrara, Jean Sorel, Nicola Piovani, Ferzan Ozpetek and many others.

Besides being a festival created to reward Italian and international cinema, the Nations Award, under the high patronage of the European Parliament and the Sicilian Region, has always been characterised by an important and particularly topical theme: safeguarding and protecting the environment.

As a result of this environmental sensitivity, Bottega has also decided to participate in the exhibition. For many years, in fact, the company has made an unbreakable commitment to sustainability, seeking to maintain a medium-to-long-term vision that can lead to real, concrete results in reducing its impact on the environment, society and the economy.

The final evening of the Nations Award, hosted by Daniela Ferolla, was held on 25 July in the evocative setting of the Teatro Antico.

Vittorio Storaro, director of photography and three-time Oscar winner for Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor, was awarded the Nations Award for Lifetime Achievement for his artistic and expressive sensitivity, and for his extraordinary career, recognised worldwide.

Among the other prizes awarded during the evening, the actor and director Giorgio Pasotti, known for being one of the protagonists of L’ultimo bacio and Baciami ancora, was awarded directly by Sandro Bottega the Nations Award Bottega in recognition of his multifaceted talent and versatility that make him one of the greatest interpreters of the Italian film scene.