7/16/2020 - Devotion by Giuseppe Tornatore a great event on Saturday 18th at the Ancient Theater
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana once again choose Maestro Giuseppe Tornatore to tell their unconditional love for beauty through the expert eye of his camera. The relationship of deep friendship and mutual esteem between the two stylists and the Oscar-winning director - always present in the most important moments in the history of Dolce & Gabbana and author of memorable spots - returns to intertwine on the big screen after the cameo in the bus scene. "The man of the stars" (1995) and materializes in the making of the film "Devotion", with the unreleased music of another great Oscar winner, the unforgettable Maestro Ennio Morricone. Filmed largely in the heart of Palermo and at the foot of the great Cathedral of Monreale - a crossroads of cultures and several times inspiration for the creations of the stylists thanks to its artistic syncretism - the work tells the infinite love of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for Sicily, an inexhaustible source of their creativity, and the tireless passion for their work: an intimate journey to discover an authentic dimension far from the spotlight of fashion. A daily work completely devoted to the human touch, to that Beauty that machines alone will never be able to emulate. A path furrowed by joys, second thoughts, brilliant intuitions and deep respect for the tradition to be preserved from the wear and tear of time.It is on this path that the story of the film unfolds, under the watchful eye of the camera and that of mysterious figures who observe curious the stylists at work in the tailors, revealing otherwise imperceptible relationships of meaning. A narration in which the unmistakable friezes and scenes of the deeds of the paladins painted on the Sicilian cart often return, pressing, humble means of transport that becomes a work of art and epic story of the history of the island in the hands of the artisans. A powerful image and a strong cultural symbol, a perfect meeting point between Sicily and Dolce & Gabbana. From this basin of suggestions, the stylists draw fully, intertwining the elements with other cultures, other languages, other stories. "Devotion" is an ode to the feeling of absolute devotion of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and to the unique universe of knowledge and emotions contained in their creations. The film will be presented for the first time on July 18, 2020 at the Ancient Theater of Taormina, in an evening hosted by the Sicilian Region, Taormina Film Fest and the Taormina Arte Foundation, with guest of honor Monica Bellucci and a special performance by Il Volo. "Devotion" will then be screened in August in some of the most beautiful squares in Sicily, in the context of a wide-ranging cultural project of artistic, folkloric and food and wine promotion, under the creative direction of Dolce & Gabbana and under the patronage of the Sicilian Region.