Monica Bellucci will receive the David Speciale 2021 during the 66th edition of the David di Donatello Awards. The award will be awarded on 11 May as part of the awards ceremony live in prime time on Rai 1 conducted by Carlo Conti. “A stellar yet wise career, which starts from Città di Castello and our comedy, and allows itself to be enhanced by great authors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Giuseppe Tornatore, immediately becoming international, with the additional devotion of French cinema on its side”, declares Piera Detassis, president and artistic director of the Italian Cinema Academy. The David Special to Monica Bellucci “recognizes her unique beauty but above all the ability to gamble and provocation, as in the case of Irréversible, alternating recognized directors with young novices or innovators and almost always choosing the impetus of the author, from the Wachowskis to Virzì, from Sam Mendes to Maria Sole Tognazzi, from Terry Gilliam to Kusturica, from Claude Lelouch to Kaouther Ben Hania. Bellucci embodies the rare ability to be a global icon, without losing sight of the creative work and the artistic community. Charismatic, cosmopolitan and at the same time profoundly Italian “, continues Detassis. Monica Bellucci has for years been one of the best known and most appreciated Italian actresses on a global level. In his career he has collaborated with the major directors of Italian and world cinema, starting from his debut with the television miniseries ‘Vita coni figli’ by Dino Risi and then as an interpreter in major international productions, such as ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker by Francis Ford Coppola. With Giuseppe Tornatore’s’ Malèna ‘she gets the definitive affirmation and an extraordinary popularity that will lead her to act in films like’ Matrix Reloaded ‘and’ Matrix Revolutions’ by Larry and Andy Wachowski, ‘The Passion of Christ’ by Mel Gibson, ‘ The Brothers Grimm ‘and the charming witch by Terry Gilliam and’ Specter ‘by Sam Mendes. The roster of directors with whom Monica Bellucci has worked is extraordinary: in addition to those just mentioned, among the many also Spike Lee, Gabriele Muccino, Antoine Fuqua, Paolo Virzì, Emir Kusturica, Marco Tullio Giordana and Alice Rohrwacher. in her career the relationship with France and French cinema that sees her debut in ‘The Apartment’ by Gilles Mimouni (interpretation that earned her a nomination for the César Awards) and arrive to our days as an actress for Claude Lelouch in The best years of our life ‘. In 2017 she was awarded the Legion of Honor, the highest honor conferred by the French state. In the same year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invites her as a new permanent member representing Italy.Piera Detassis announces the recognition in agreement with the Governing Council composed of Francesco Rutelli, Carlo Fontana, Nicola Borrelli, Francesca Cima, Luigi Lonigro, Mario Lorini, Domenico Dinoia, Edoardo De Angelis, Francesco Ranieri Martinotti, Giancarlo Leone. Among the awards already announced at the 66th edition of the David di Donatello Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award to Sandra Milo and the Special David awarded to Diego Abatantuono . To Anne by Domenico Croce and Stefano Malchiodi the David di Donatello for the best short film. The David 2021 – Recognition of Honor plaques to the three healthcare professionals, Silvia Angeletti, Ivanna Legkar and Stefano Marongiu The award ceremony of the 66th edition of the David di Donatello Awards will be held on 11 May, live in prime time on Rai 1 , conducted by Carlo Conti. The 2021 edition takes place under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, with the contribution of the MiC Ministry of Culture – Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual, in agreement with Agis and Anica and with the participation, as Supporting Founding Members , by Siae and Nuovo Imaie.