Giuseppe Tornatore pronounced the laureate of this year’s Per Artem Ad Deum award

The famous Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore, the creator of the Oscar-winning film “Cinema Pradiso”, as well as of the “Malena” and “Pure Formality” has been pronounced this year’s laureate of the Medal of the Pontifical Council for Culture – Per Artem Ad Deum. This distinction has been awarded for 17 years; the awarding ceremony is a part of the Targi Kielce’s Sacroexpo, until now the laureates’ fellowship includes 30 personages and among them  Ennio Morricone, Arvo Pärt, Krzysztof Zanussi, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wincenty Kućma and Leszek Mądzik.

The Medals of the Pontifical Council   By the resolution of the Pontifical Council for Culture, this year’s Per Artem Ad Deum Award goes to Giuseppe Tornatore: for showing the truth, which is the emotional experience of the relationship with the Infinite and the Unknowable. The Italian director’s artistic body of works includes many complex metaphors and religious allegories, encouraging viewers to venture into the unknown. Giuseppe Tornatore is the creator of famous pieces, including the Oscar-winning film “Cinema Paradiso”, the movie “Malena” with Monika Bellucci in the lead and “Pure Formality”. In addition, the director collaborated with the composer Ennio Morricone, to whom he devoted his latest documentary – “Ennio”.

Sacroexpo is the world’s only exhibition where the Pontifical Council for Culture Medal “Per Artem ad Deum” has been awarded. Kultury. In exceptional circumstances, the award is bestowed outside the Kielce exhibition and congress centre,  which was the case of Arvo Pärt, who received the award at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tallinn, and Ernest Bryll – last year’s laureate, who received the award at his home in Warsaw. This year is similar in this respect – Giuseppe Tornatore will receive the medal of the Pontifical Council for Culture in the Vatican from the hands of Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi – president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Bishop Marian Florczyk and President of Targi Kielce’s Board, Andrzej Mochoń PhD.

We look forward to seeing you at Targi Kielce’s Sacroexpo held from 6 to 8 June 2022. Admission – free, prior expo registration obligatory required – go to the registration via Targi Kielce’s website or on-site during the event.