For its 35th anniversary, Castellinaria celebrates the profession of the costume designer by exhibiting, in the Sala dell'Arsenale of Castelgrande in Bellinzona, a number of stage dresses made by Sartoria Tirelli Trappetti of Rome.

A location of excellence that reflects the Festival's intention to always be present in the heart of the host city, proposing an event that is accessible to everyone, young and old, and of great visual impact. An exhibition that will make people dream and fantasise while looking at the real costumes worn by the protagonists of the films: e.g., Monica Bellucci's dress in Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm, Winona Ryder's dress in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence, or the outfits of the stars of the television series Peaky Blinders or Game of Thrones.


To these costumes will be joined those by RSI EDU thanks to the support of Sartoria RSI (RSI Tailoring), which for the first time will open the doors of its precious historical archive of costumes, which the exhibition will also draw on, as part of the Media Partnership for the 2022 edition of the event.

The Tirelli tailor's shop was founded in 1964 and is responsible for the creation of costumes for famous films and shows, including the costumes for almost all of Luchino Visconti's films (designed by Piero Tosi). He collaborated on the costumes for Federico Fellini's Casanova, costume designer Danilo Donati, who won an Oscar for best costumes in 1973/74. The list of costumes made, collaborations and awards received for the most important films in the history of international cinema is so long that we will only mention a few such as: the costumes for Amadeus by Milos Forman, for which costume designer Teodor Pistek earned an Oscar in 1985, those for The Age of Innocence, which earned costume designer Gabriella Pescucci an Oscar in 1994, The English Patient, which won an Oscar for costume designer Ann Roth in 1997, the costumes for New World designed by Mariano Tufano, those for Passion, the Passion of the Christ and N - I and Napoleon, Return to Cold Mountain designed by Ann Roth.


The exhibition will be open for the duration of the 35th edition of Castellinaria and will run until the end of the Christmas holidays on 8 January 2023.



OPENING HOURS: Everyday from 10.30 to 16.00 (closed 25.12.2022)



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