Napoli, Italy: Regina Isabella Hotel Hosts Films Al Fresco
The Regina Isabella Hotel is set to host a constellation of Hollywood stars this July, with the 7th Ischia Global Film & Music Festival in town from July 12th. Hollywood's elite will converge upon Ischia, a beautiful Italian island in the Bay of Naples, for the event which will this year be chaired by multiple Academy Award winner Paul Haggis.
"I'm proud of the chairmanship, which I assume with much respect towards Italian cinema and its traditions," said Mr Haggis, whose major film credits include Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of our Fathers and Casino Royale.
This truly original awards ceremony has previously been attended by the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Naomi Watts, Val Kilmer, Dennis Hopper, Diane Kruger, Joseph Fiennes, Brenda Blethyn Gerard Butler, Jean-Claude Van Damme and music legends Burt Bacharach and Harry Belafonte.
With the 2009 event being led by Paul Haggis, it is certain that a wealth high profile guests will be in attendance this year. Regina Isabella is located in a pretty bay near the town of Lacco Ameno, with the majority of films being watched al fresco from across a small natural lagoon.
This year, Ischia Global Film & Music Festival will showcase international productions, promoting the Old Continent and South African cinema in the global market. Guests can spend their days soaking up the sun before enjoying an aperitif and the best of South African, Hollywood and European cinema. All film screenings are free with more information here.