We heard so much about the Golden Lion, the red carpet, the looks of the stars (criticized and not criticized) who walked on the famous red carpet in Venice, but the nature could not miss to act as a protagonist during the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. That's right, the Venice Lido paints themselves green with Green Drop Award 2016, the collateral award established by Green Cross Italia (a non-governmental organization for global environmental security) and by the city of Venice which, for the fifth year in a row, was awarded during the Venice Film Festival to the film, among those competing in the official selection of the Festival, that played better ecology and sustainable development valueswith particular attention to the preservation of the Planet and its ecosystems for future generations, lifestyles and cooperation between people.
'Spira Mirabilis' by Italian directors Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti and 'Voyage of Time: Life's Journey' by US director Terrence Malick are the two films that were awarded, ex-aequo for the first time, the trophy of the Green Drop Award. The award was presented to the couple of Italian directors for telling through images the aspiration of the immortality of nature and to the US director for having opened more than a reflection on the relationship between human and nature and the meaning of our impact on the universe. A jury composed by Ricky Tognazzi, Simona Izzo and Antonio Disi has selected the winners and the award was presented by the 2016 edition's godmother, the actress Francesca Cavallin.
The Green Drop award, blown by the master glassmaker Simone Cenedese of Murano, representing a drop of water in which is placed a sample of soil that every year come from different countries and this year comes directly from Antarctica. This is not just an award but a great responsibility to testify and sensitize people to the defense of the environment.