Gerry attended the Roma Fall Gala 2023 during the 18th Rome Film Festival at Hotel De Russie on October 28, 2023 in Rome, Italy. Gerry and Oliver Trevena were the special guests.
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“TONY RENIS AND IRA FURSTEMBERG CAPRI PERSON AWARD 2023. Gala evening in Rome with Gerard Butler and Oliver Trevena waiting for the 28′ Capri Hollywood The classic “Roma Fall Gala” event which annually kicks off the countdown towards “Capri, Hollywood – the International film festival”
“Princess Ira Fürstenberg, the music icon Tony Renis and the historic president of the Istituto Capri nel mondo Tony Petruzzi were awarded on Saturday 28 October at the Hotel De Russie in Rome as part of the classic “Roma Fall Gala” event which annually the countdown to “Capri, Hollywood – the International film festival” begins. The 28th edition of the event founded by Pascal Vicedonini, scheduled from 27 December to 2 January, now considered a fundamental stage in the race for the major international awards (Golden Globe and Oscar). The event promoted with the support of the Minister of Culture (DG cinema and audiovisual), of the Campania Region and the participation of private sponsors with the patronage of the city of Capri, the Municipality of Anacapri, the parliamentary assembly of the Mediterranean, and the city Naples Metro.
And there were also two special guests like the stars Gerard Butler and Oliver Trevena to honor the “Personality of the Year” publicly recognized for their humanitarian commitment to many causes through their respective professional activities and philanthropic events.
“It was right to publicly recognize the careers of three characters so different from them and yet very similar in their commitment to those in need” claims Pascal Vicedomini, highlighting the charitable activity of Princess Furstemberg, the legendary maestro Tony Renis and the entrepreneur Toni Petruzzi. “Their amount of work in favor of art and many humanitarian causes is leaving an indelible mark on global society and we are all grateful to them. Even more so in a historical moment in which suffering is the order of the day in many corners of the country and of the entire planet” continues Vicedomini, general secretary of the Capri Institute in the world. The non-profit association which in 2023 celebrates 28 years of activity between the Peninsula and the United States where since 2006 it has also promoted the Los Angeles Italia – film fashion and Art festival, a twin event of the happening in Capri and therefore the Californian Tower of this ideal cultural bridge between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the West Coast.
Among the other guests attending the evening were the actors Amr Saad, Maya Takem, Lina Sastri, Tommaso Basili, Didi Anderson, Bruno Bilotta, Ema Mur, Eleonora Giorgi, Aurelio Amato, Catenina Milicchio, Luca Riemma, Audrey Chabloz, the directors Denis Dellai Gianluca Ansanelli, Stefano Reali, Giulio Base. And again the Oscar winners Alessandro Bertolazzi and Gianni Quarantae, the producers Sacca’ and Lady Monica Bacardi, the president of Rai Cinema Nicola Claudio together with Eleonora Daniele, Luana Ravagnini, Matilde Brandi, the musicians Andrea Griminelli, Erminio Sinni, Agostino Penna and the very young Yasmin, Italian-Packista singer who was entrusted with the opening of the evening with the song “Imagine” by John Lennon, a hymn to peace”.
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