Zlín film festival welcomes Andrea Morricone


The 58th Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth on Monday welcomed the biggest star at this year’s festival Andrea Morricone, one of the greatest contemporary Italian composers and conductors, and the son of the phenomenal composer Ennio Morricone.

Andrea Morricone composed the music for the film 72 Hours in Bangkok, a film by Czech director and producer Lubomír Haltmar, which had its world premiere at the festival on Monday night.

Morricone is to receive the festival’s main award –the Golden Slipper – for his contribution to world cinematography.

The Zlín film festival is screening around 500 movies, of which 169 are competing for the main award.