Gina Lollobrigida, glamorous Italian film star, is now visiting Tokyo for the third Italian Film Festival, which opened there today (Wednesday).
LV Band plays on stage
MV Lollobrigida walks on to stage
SV Speaking to audience
SV Lollobrigida with bouquet
LV Actress on stage
SCU She holds child in her arms
SV Lollobrigida holding child
SCU Lollobrigida receives kimono
MV She tries it on
SV Pan down, ditto
MV Actress in kimono bows to audience
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Background: Gina Lollobrigida, glamorous Italian film star, is now visiting Tokyo for the third Italian Film Festival, which opened there today (Wednesday). Hundreds of fans got their first chance to see her when she attended a special reception held last night in the sixth-floor theatre of a big department store.
A young child from the audience who came out for a closer look found itself picked up by the famous actress. Later, as part of the ceremonies, Miss Lollobrigida was presented with a kimono which, to the delight of the audience, she immediately tried on.
The festival, lasting a week, will include a number of Japanese premiere showings for newly produced Italian films. Other film stars flying out specially for the event include Claudia Cardinale.