Francis Ford Coppola's 50th anniversary ‘Godfather’ edition to open Italy’s Taormina Film Festival

Restored ‘Godfather’ will open Italy’s Taormina Film Festival
Some of the most iconic scenes in “The Godfather” were shot on location in Sicily.

Italy’s Taormina Film Festival will be opened on June 26 with the freshly restored 50th anniversary edition of The Godfather, with director Francis Ford Coppola in tow.

Francis Ford Coppola’s one of the greatest films of all time will be kicking off the eastern Sicilian fest in its spectacular 8,000-seat ancient Greek theater in the shadow of the island’s active Mount Etna volcano.

“Having the master Francis Ford Coppola inaugurate our 68th edition fills us with pride and joy,” reads a statement from Taormina’s trio of artistic directors, Francesco Alò, Alessandra De Luca and Federico Pontiggia, according to Variety.

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