Tuscany is back on the most famous red carpet in the world. The film “Pinocchio” by Matteo Garrone, in fact, received two nominations at the 2021 Oscars: one for the costumes of the Florentine Massimo Cantini Parrini, the other the make-up of the same film curated by Mark Coulier, the two-time Oscar winner ( for “Iron Lady” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”) in whose team there is also the Livorno-based Dalia Colli. “I am ecstatic, happy but overwhelmed by the good of the people who are calling me”, explains Massimo Cantini Parrini on the phone.
“A great honor”, comments on his Instagram profile Massimo Cantini Parrini, who is a pupil of two other Tuscans, Piero Tosi (Oscar for Lifetime Achievement) and Gabriella Pescucci (Oscar in 1994) and has already won the David di Donatello four times ( HERE THE INTERVIEW WITH THE COSTUME DESIGNER) For the final race to the statuette, in a ceremony that will probably be held online this year, the costume designer will have to deal with his peers from the films “Emma”, “Mank”, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom ”and“ Mulan ”. The only other Italian who will compete this year for the award of the statuette is Laura Pausini in the best original song section with “Io Sì” already winner of the Golden Globe.
Cantini Parrini, who in 2020 participated with his splendid creations from Matteo Garrone’s film in an exhibition at the Textile Museum in Prato, studied at the Polimoda in Florence and then graduated in Culture and Fashion Stylism at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of the same city. For both him and Dalia Colli this is the first Oscar nomination in his career.
March 15, 2021 | 16:08