Legnago Film Festival

Composers Nicola Piovani and Silvia Nair awarded at the Legnago Film Festival for their music

Legnago Film Festival

Who says that the art of composition is a world only for men is wrong. Certainly, it's impossible not to be enchanted by the creations of Nicola Piovani, an Oscar winner for the soundtrack of the film "La vita è bella" and a trusted collaborator of cinematic milestones such as Federico Fellini and Roberto Benigni. However, the talent and distinctly feminine sensitivity in creating film music are also striking, as demonstrated by accomplished and versatile artists like Silvia Nair from Rovigo.

Both Piovani and Nair were guests at the Legnago Film Festival, the final act of VGML – Verona Green Movie Land, a project spread throughout the Verona region that took place in the Pianura dei Dogi from October 25 to 28. The final award ceremony took place at the Salieri Theater, presenting the Romeo & Juliet Green Planet Movie Awards. These recognitions align with the values of sustainability and social responsibility in cinema, acknowledging the significant power of conveying cinematic values.

In this context, the two music awards were central: one to Nicola Piovani, who received the “Romeo & Juliet Testimoni del Tempo” during his sold-out concert at the Salieri Theater on October 26. Another went to Silvia Nair, awarded the “Colonne Sonore Prize" "for the quality and originality of the musical writing of her soundtracks: finally, a brilliant female testimony in the world of film and audiovisual production." For cinema, Nair has written the Italian lyrics for the title track of the Franco-Canadian animated film "Ballerina," as well as composed various soundtracks, including those for the films “La direzione del tempo” and the documentary “Questo è mio fratello”, both co-produced by Rai Cinema; "El numero nueve - Gabriel Batistuta," a documentary film by Pablo Benedetti; the psychological thriller "Anja - Real love girl"; the documentary "Il triangolo della morte - I mostri di Firenze"; and the dramatic film "Bentornato Papà" by Domenico Fortunato.