Mi Fai Un Favore
The situation is reminiscent of last
year’s Oscar wining foreign film ‘Kolya, and would be a perfect
Hollywood sentimental comedy… especially considering that Ornella
Muti, photogenic as always and even better than usual, offers a
spirited role as the victim of the little mischievous child (Julienne
Liberto), who acts her role as a sweet little girl, with no
affectation and who was cast very well.
(Roberto Nepoti, 'la Repubblica', 16 ottobre 1997)
Child actress steals the show. Julienne Liberto daughter of Malta-born
writer and Professor Alessandro Liberto and of Giselle Ghirlando, is
presently shooting yet another film as protagonist. She achieved
celebrity co-staring with Ornella Muti and Alessandro Gassman in the
film directed by Giancarlo Scarchilli , Mi Fai un Favore. Julienne
has also starred in many other films including Figurine and La
Piccola Peste, entirely shot in Switzerland. Speaking of Julienne in
a recent interview major Italian actress Mariangela Melato said that
she was very surprised to see such professionalism and dedication in
one so young.
(The Sunday Times, March 23, 1997- Malta-)
What are our young film celebrities up to these days? So many little
‘stars’ who are fussed and spoiled by everyone, with their own
personal dressing rooms, their private caravans, their own make-up
artists and hairdressers, all ready to serve! But is there among
them a new Jodi Foster or a new Richard Gere?
Rosaria Maria Caracciolo is the owner of the filming agency “Junior
Film” and is seen here with a group of her young actors and
actresses. The mascot of the group is the young star Julienne
Liberto who is presently shooting a film with Ornella Muti and
Alessandro Gassman. Julienne may well be the next Hollywood
(GrandHotel - LII – N.9 – 28th February 1997)
Una Lunga Notte
“Una lunga notte” portrays the drama of a
couple who are faced with a terrible reality; the serious illness of
their daughter Carolina (Julienne Liberto), who is suddenly taken
ill. It is immediately discovered that the girl has a fatal
malformation of her heart. Her parents, Paola e Alberto (Stefania
Orsola Garello and Massimo Venturiello) have to face many
difficulties; the waiting list for heart transplants is long and the
organs are not always compatible. The couple are desperate and so
turn to the unscrupulous dealer (Carlo Croccolo), who represents a
mysterious health organisation in Switzerland.
The director of Una Lunga Notte, Ilaria Cirino, was eager to stress:
“before we began shooting the film I worked very hard with the
actors to prepare them for the long sessions on the set."
And what about the central character, Julienne Liberto? “I really
had loads of fun on this set…” Julienne declares candidly… “Ilaria
treated me like a true actress, not like some other directors who
just give me the script and do nothing else.”
(Adele de Gennaro, in TELEvisione.IT)
The 10th Bellinzona Film Festival will be officially opened this evening
with the viewing og the film Stella’s Favour, directed by Giancarlo
Scarchilli. The cast includes Ornella Muti, Alessandro Gassman, and
Julienne Liberto who will be attending tonight’s event at the
Epocentro, together with the director. Julienne plays Claudia, a
young girl who Ornella Muti is forced to live with for some time and
who really upsets all her plans.
(Corriere Del Ticino – 8th November 1997)
Massimo Dapporto is Luca Magli, a high
school teacher who considers teaching as a real vocation. He
neglects his family in order to help his students at school.
Julienne Liberto plays the role of Carlotta, Professor Magli’s
sensitive and charming daughter. She suffers the family’s disquiet
and her parents’ separation. Julienne eventually stops eating to
attract their attention.
(Lucia Di Spirito, in “Sorrisi e Canzoni TV” N.44 November 1999)
At a recent Press Conference held in Rome, Julienne Liberto spoke of her
most recent television performance alongside Massimo Dapporto in
Ciao Professore. Julienne Liberto started her acting career at the
age of five alongside Mariangela Melato when she co-starred in the
television series produced by Rai, L’Avocato Delle Donne. She has,
since then become somewhat of a phenomenon in the Italian film
industry…and has acted in lead roles with film celebrities like
Ornella Muti, Alessandro Gassman, Claudia Pandolfi, Maria Amelia
Monti and many others. In a recent television interview for Mediaset,
Massimo Dapporto said that it was a pleasure to have acted with
Julienne, who he found to be a delightful companion. He also
expressed his surprise at Julienne’s serious and professional
approach to acting. Her dedication and professionalism, he went on
to say, will certainly pave the way to a brilliant and successful
career as an actress.
(The Malta Independent – November 1999).