Italian Cinema Annual l Douglas Kirkland

The annual celebration of Italian cinema opened with Italy’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language Film, Emanuele Crialese’s topical drama TERRAFERMA at the Egyptian on Friday November 11 and welcomed director Terry Gilliam in person with his new filmette “The Wholly Family”.

Every year Douglas and Francoise host a lunch at their house in the Hollywood Hills and photograph the visiting directors and actors in his studio.

This year’s luncheon coincided with the resignation of Berlusconi on November 12 which made for a very lively party!

Douglas and actress Vittoria Puccini

Douglas with Actress Francesca Inaudi and her husband

Douglas with actor Pierfrancesco Fovino and his wife actress Anna Ferzetti

Douglas and wife Francoise with actress Donatella Finocchiaro

Douglas with Terra Ferma director Emanuele Crialese

Douglas with director Terry Gilliam

Behind the scenes photos by Will Thoren.

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