Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jessica Chastain to be honored at Italy's Ischia Film Fest

By Elizabeth Learned,

Italy’s Ischia Global Film and Music Fest has announced the honorees for actor and actress of the year.

The Press Association reported that Chiwetel Ejiofor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in 12 Years A Slave, and Jessica Chastain would be honored at the event. It has been going on for 12 years, held off the coast of Naples on an island named Ischia.

Jessica Chastain is known for her roles in The Help and Zero Dark Thirty. This is the second time she will be honored at an Italian film festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The festival will be held from July 12 to July 20, with one evening devoted to Chastain when her film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them premieres. The film’s release in United States is slated for September.

Other honorees at the event will include Sylvester Stallone, the director of Amazing Spiderman, Marc Webb, and the Italian actor Paolo Virzi. When the event opens, Noa, an Israeli singer, will perform.

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