Friday, 28 January 2011

Coralina: Life is Art / Art is Life

This month saw the release of a new book on the life/work of actress, artist, Dario Argento muse, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni. Cataldi-Tassoni has starred in the likes of Argento's Opera, Phantom of the Opera, Mother of Tears and Lamberto Bava's Demons 2 (produced by Argento). She is also a painter and writer. The book, edited and compiled by Filippo Brunamonti, boasts a collection of interviews and articles focusing on the work of the actress/artist and even features a number of pieces written by the likes of Dario Argento, Tim Lucas and Mick Garris.

'Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni (actress, painter, singer-songwriter, writer) is the fascinating protagonist of the book Coralina: Life is Art / Art is Life, published in a prestigious bilingual edition (English and Italian). Young journalist Filippo Brunamonti has collected exclusive interviews and essays by illustrious directors, artists, writers and critics (Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Mariano Baino, Mick Garris, Irene Miracle, Claudio Simonetti, Tim Lucas, Luca Barnabé and many others) that bear witness to an extraordinary respect and admiration for this internationally renowned artist who has fans worldwide.

The volume, in the words of its editor, is an authentic act of love towards Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, born and resident in Manhattan, who lived for many years in Rome. In a joyous mirror-play between great masters of the cinema who remember, speak and make you fall in love, color images of Coralina's paintings and rare photos come to life and lead the reader by the hand towards an exclusive interview with the artist.


The fantastic voyage in the world of Coralina begins on December 18th, 2010, at the Teatro delle Muse, Ancona, in occasion of the Corto Dorico Film Festival, with an event in honor of Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni.

Another event will take place on December 21st at Beba Do Samba in Rome (San Lorenzo). Amongst the invited guests are Dario Argento, Mariano Baino, Alessandro D'Alatri, Claudio Simonetti e Sergio Stivaletti.

Starting January, 2011, the volume, published by Argo-Cattedrale will be launched in the United States with a promotional tour in NYC, Los Angeles and Chicago.'

You can check out the trailer/short film Coralina: Based on a True Life, written and directed by Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni and Mariano Baino, here.You can pick up a copy of the book here.
For more info, check out Coralina's official website.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Coralina a while back - you can read it here

1 comment:

Heather Drain said...

This looks great. I especially love the fact that there are bilingual versions too. Good work, as always!