La diva assoluta: Claudia Cardinale

Claudia Cardinale, the divine CC. She is Claudia, the muse of Marcello Mastroianni – that is, Guido, the film director – in 8½; Angelica, the love of Alain Delon – that is, Tancredi Falconeri – in The Leopard; Venus, Jean-Paul Belmondo’s love in Cartouche; Jill, every man’s dream in Once Upon a Time in the West; Ginetta in Rocco and His Brothers; Gabriella in The Immortal Batchelor; Molly, title character Klaus Kinski’s paramour in Fitzcarraldo; Doroteia in the last feature film directed by Manoel de Oliveira, Gebo and the Shadow. Claudia Cardinale was the muse of Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Werner Herzog, Sergio Leone, and Claude Lelouch. Claudia Cardinale is one of the greatest stars of modern cinema. The Film Marathon pays tribute to her with one of her earliest films plus several masterpieces. (Péter Muszatics)