Los Angeles, Jan 17: Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honoured at a three-day cultural event sponsored by Filming on Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles Creativity Awards.
The Filming on Italy festival will be held from January 31 to February 1, reports variety.com.
Bellucci has starred in 67 films, including "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Passion of the Christ". She also appeared alongside Gael García Bernal in "Mozart in the Jungle". Her upcoming project "Nekromancer" is currently in post-production.
She became an international star after her role in Giuseppe Tornatore's film "Malena", which will be screened at Filming on Italy.
Lollobrigida achieved international and the US success with films such as 1956's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and John Huston's "Beat the Devil" starring Humphrey Bogart. She was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for her work in "Falcon Crest" and "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell" and she won the Henrietta Award for world film favourite female.
IIC Los Angeles Creativity and Filming on Italy awards are given to celebrate Italian excellence.
The event will also mark the US premiere of Emir Kusturica's movie "On the Milky Road", starring Bellucci. The film is a modern fairytale that follows the lead character through his experiences with war and falling in love.