Sofia Coppola

August 28, 2011 by Post Team 

Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola, The filmmaker Sofia Coppola returned to her roots for their wedding Saturday, marrying rocker Thomas Mars in the remote village of southern Italy where her great-grandfather.

Father of famous film director Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia escorted the age of 40, down the hall waiting for a Mars, singer of French band Phoenix, and the father of two daughters.

The afternoon ceremony took place in the palace garden, the elder Coppola renovated in the historic center of Bernalda, a town near the Gulf of Taranto in the Italian region of Basilicata, according to Mayor Leonardo Chiruzzi that led to the ceremony.

“Everything went well,” he told The Associated Press Chiruzzi later. “It was simple, quiet, in the garden.”

The bride wore a simple dress of lavender tulle and Mars in a gray suit with a flower in her lapel. The bride and her father were preceded by the hall of the eldest daughter of the couple and the children of others. After Coppola and Mars, said “if” in public, threw the bouquet and a friend took it, Chiruzzi said.

Newlyweds and father of the bride, dressed in a white linen suit and pink shirt, and then left the palace to greet the audience briefly. She was holding a glass of champagne.

His second marriage divorced Fellow filmmaker Spike Jonze in 2003.

Bernalda near the UNESCO recognized Matera troglodyte settlement in the north was the home of her grandfather, Francis Ford Coppola, Agostino, before immigrating to the United States early last century.

Chiruzzi said the wedding was simple by design.

“If they wanted to make a Hollywood wedding, I had not done here,” said Chiruzzi by telephone on the eve of the wedding. “(They) decided to do it here because this is – this is where it’s beautiful.”

He emphasized the discrete nature of the event. The ANSA news agency said the guests include Johnny Depp and Talia Shire, the aunt of the bride, who is best known for her roles in her brother’s “The Godfather” and movies like Sylvester Stallone’s girlfriend Adrian in “Rocky “.

A dinner was planned to be followed by cake, made to serve 100 people. It was a vanilla cake with whipped cream simply decorated with white flowers and prepared by the chef at the Magna Grecia Hotel Bernalda said Loiudice Biagio, who runs the hotel.

“They came in the last week and chose the cake,” he said by telephone. “It is high, very simple. Preferred the simplicity.”

2003 Sofia Coppola film “Lost in Translation,” the filmmaker won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and became the third woman ever nominated for an Oscar directing. His 2010 film “Somewhere,” about an actor, who sees the emptiness of his existence through the eyes of his son, won the top Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival last year.

The elder Coppola has become a spokesman for the Basilicata, a region mostly poor in the “arc” of boot-shaped Italy. In a promotional video of the area, who recalled his grandfather’s tales on virgin Basilicata Bernalda and exalted – and largely unknown – the beauty and culture.

He is thinking of converting the palace where the wedding Bernalda took place, “Palazzo Margherita,” a luxury boutique hotel.

Matera Nearby is the list of UNESCO World Heritage, estimated as an example of a traditional human settlement dating from the Paleolithic era. The famous sassi, caves dug into the soft tufa rock that gives Matera the look of ancient Jerusalem, were used as primitive, one room houses and remain a tourist attraction today.

Some have been renovated and converted into trendy hotels, but the area remains as old Mel Gibson aspect that draws much of “The Passion of Christ” there.

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