FIPRESCI 90 Platinum Award: Sir Alan Parker

Alan Parker. At the Bari International Film Festival (Italy, March 21-28, 2015), FIPRESCI celebrated its 90th anniversary with a series of masterclasses and award ceremonies dedicated to Jean-Jacques Annaud, Costa-Gavras, Ettore Scola, Andrzej Wajda, Edgar Reitz, Nanni Moretti, Margarethe von Trotta…

And to Alan Parker

Motivation. “The first Award assigned by FIPRESCI for its 90th Anniversary at Bif&st 2015 goes to Sir Alan Parker, to celebrate the talent and cinematic opus of such a cultured and refined author.

A film director who – through his visionary films and a career spanning over 30 years –inspired various generations of his audience, and was able to reach the heart of young people with “Pink Floyd – The Wall”, “Fame”, “The Commitments, “Birdy” and “Evita”; and also with films characterized by great commitment and human value such as “Mississippi Burning”, “Angela’s Ashes”, “The Life of David Gale” and “Midnight Express”.

An extraordinary artist, distinguished by a great sharpness, whom FIPRESCI wishes to celebrate as one of the most original voices of European and international cinematography.”

Photo: Interpreter, Sir Alan Parker, Klaus Eder, Alin Tasciyan, Felice Laudadio.