Born in Potenza, southern Italy, in 1939, Deodato learned the art of filmmaking from a young age alongside directors such as Roberto Rossellini, Sergio Corbucci, Riccardo Freda and Antonio Margheriti. For Corbucci he was responsible, for example, for the shooting of the DJANGO final.
His best-known films include the police thriller UOMINI SI NASCE POLIZIOTTI SI MUORE (1976), THE LAST CANNIBALS (1977), CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980) and CUT AND RUN (1985) which are attributed to the genre of cannibal film as well as THE BARBARIANS (1987), produced by Cannon. Above all, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is regarded as a masterpiece of film history, which, through its style of staging, can be seen as a pointed development of the flow of neo-realism. Deodato is still active as a filmmaker.
Born in Salzburg in 1950, Peter Keglevic began his artistic career in 1968, first as an author of short stories, plays and screenplays. He studied directing at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and has been working as a scriptwriter and director since 1976. He is one of the most prolific, versatile and technically perfect German speaking film and television directors and scriptwriters.
Actors such as Ulrich Tukur, Barbara Auer and especially Christoph Waltz gained rose to fame through appearances in Keglevic’s films. His TV adaptation of the kidnapping of the German industrialist Richard Oetker has been awarded several times under the title THE DANCE WITH THE DEVIL featuring Sebastian Koch as Richard Oetker and Christoph Waltz in the role of kidnapper Cilov.
The German genre director is also known for DER BULLE UND MÄDCHEN, SKIPPER, THE ROY BLACK STORY, KOMMISSAR BECK, STOLBERG and KEN FOLLETS EISFIEBER. In 2017 Keglevic also published the novel ICH WAR HITLER’S TRAUZEUGE.
Born in Paris in 1950, the French actress especially gained notoriety in the 1970s. She has starred in more than 60 theatrical and television productions, including the feature films The Story of the O, Bluff, When You Die, I Live! or in the James Bond movie Moonraker.
Beginning in the early 1980s, Corinne Cléry also starred in both, the cinema as well as starring in international television, such as Alfredo Angeli’s drama Benedetta e company alongside Catherine Spaak, and in television series such as A Woman (1988) by director Luigi Perelli. In the 1990s, she was also seen on Italian television in guest roles, such as in the series Young Love.
At the 7th Cineways International Film Festival, Corinne Cléry will receive the James Bond Award, presented by the festival in cooperation with the James Bond Club Germany.