In front of the film camera, actors are asked to play different roles. But which role do they play when they are at festivals? Are they simply themselves or is there another, different kind of role playing game that develops between the photographer and the artists?
Paris-based photographer Fabrizio Maltese is in town during SFF to present Role/Play, an exhibition of his large-scale photographic portraits of iconic film stars and filmmakers, taken at the world’s major film festivals including Cannes, Berlin and Venice. See Woody Allen, Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender, Jeff Bridges and many more as never before.
Fabrizio will photograph Sydney Film Festival guests throughout the event, adding new work to the exhibition daily.
In 2005 Fabrizio Maltese was awarded the Venice Movie Stars Photography Award for his portrait of French actress Isabelle Huppert. The world’s largest photography publication, US-based Popular Photography, showcased his work in an extensive portfolio at the Berlinale in 2009. His solo portrait exhibition, Faces of French Cinema, was on display in Edinburgh, São Paolo and Lisbon. His work has been published in Elle, Cinéaste, Sunday Telegraph, Style, Grazia and De Filmkrant amongst others. More recently, his photographs were featured in The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Oscar Giants’ portfolio and on the cover of Sight & Sound.
See also: Confessions of a Festival Photographer
Thursday 7 June – Saturday 16 June, 5-10pm
Sunday 17 June, 2-6pm
Sydney Film Festival Hub @ Lower Town Hall
483 George Street (enter on Druitt Street)