Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli has been honoured with two days of celebrations in Carolei, Calabria, Italy in recognition of his Italian ancestry.
“We are honoured that Carolei in Calabria, Italy is celebrating our father’s heritage,” Michael G. Wilson commented on behalf of the family. “It is especially meaningful as today marks the 27th anniversary of Cubby’s passing. We are therefore delighted to continue his legacy by launching the Cubby Broccoli Scholarship with the Universita Della Calabria in Cosenza and the UK’s National School of Film and Television (NFTS) as part of our shared commitment to nurture and empower up-and-coming filmmakers.”
The Mayor of Carolei, Francesco Lannucci, granted honorary citizenships to Michael G. Wilson, Tony Broccoli, Tina Broccoli and Barbara Broccoli to commemorate the family’s connection with the village.
A bronze bust of Cubby sculpted by Dominco Sepe, renowned Italian sculptor, was also unveiled which will be placed in the village of Carolei in the coming weeks.
A film festival included a selection of Cubby’s films and the documentary, Everything or Nothing, The Untold Story followed by a Q&A with Barbara Broccoli and Italian producer Enzo Sisti.
Italian actors Giancarlo Giannini (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace) and Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) attended the celebrations.