A winged woman-lioness carrying the number 90 in her hands. It is by the Italian illustrator and author Lorenzo Mattotti the official poster of the Venice Biennale International Film Festival. The image chosen this year for the poster depicts “a Lioness hovering high and offering us this anniversary, the 90th – explains Lorenzo Mattotti – 90 years have passed since the first edition of the exhibition and for this reason we wanted the image had classic lines, as was the choice of the gold background. The gold color is also a reference to the posters of the early decades of the twentieth century. The exhibition has always been classic, but also provocative. Here the Lion, a symbol of power and strength, has turned into a Lioness, who has elegance and creativity in her. After 90 years, the Lion of Venice, symbol of the exhibition, has now become a Lioness who flies through history with energy and lightnessa symbol of hope, far from aggression and ferocity “.
Mattotti for the cinema collaborated in 2004 on Eros di Wong Kar-Wai, Steven Soderbergh And Michelangelo Antonioni, taking care of the presentation segments of each episode. He was a creative consultant for Enzo D’Alò’s Pinocchio. With Incidenti, Signor Spartaco, Doctor Nefasto, The man at the window and many other books up to Stigmate published in Italy by Einaudi, Mattotti’s work has evolved according to a constant of great consistency. Today his books are translated all over the world. He publishes in newspapers and magazines such as The New Yorker, Le Monde, Das Magazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Nouvel Observateur.
For children he illustrates various books including Pinocchio and Eugenio who won the Bratislava Grand Prix in 1993. He has numerous personal exhibitions including the anthology at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem at the Museums of Porta Romana. He makes posters, covers, advertising campaigns and he is the Cannes 2000 poster and the posters for the Roman Summer. In May 2019 he presented with great success in Cannes, in the section Un Certain Regard, his first animated feature film as an author and director The famous invasion of the bears in Sicilyinspired by Dino Buzzati’s fable / apologue