Azimut’s Open Your Eyes debuts in Rome


Director Gabriele Muccino, actors Francesco Scianna and Mariana Falace, and Azimut-Benetti’s Giovanna Vitelli attended the premiere of the Magellano 25 Metri tribute at the Rome Film Fest.

Francesco Scianna, Giovanna Vitelli, Mariana Falace and Gabriele Muccino at the Rome Film Fest

This year’s Rome Film Fest played host to the official premiere of Open Your Eyes, the short film by Gabriele Muccino that celebrates the debut of Azimut’s new Magellano 25 Metri. Muccino is one of Italy’s most famous directors and has directed several Hollywood films including The Pursuit of Happyness and Seven Pounds, both starring Will Smith.

The celebrated director attended the Rome Film Fest with the two stars of Open Your Eyes, Francesco Scianna and Mariana Falace, composer Andrea Guerra, editor Lorenzo Colugnati, costume designer Angelica Russo, and Azimut-Benetti Group Vice-President Giovanna Vitelli.

The Rome Film Fest, which concludes this Sunday (October 25), marked the festival debut of the film, which had only been shown in private screenings including at Azimut-Benetti Group’s gala evening after its annual press conference in Portofino last month.

Gabriele Muccino, director of Open Your Eyes, a short film about Azimut’s new Magellano 25 Metri

The film is about the new flagship of Azimut’s Magellano Collection, a model designed by Ken Freivokh with an interior by Vincenzo De Cotiis. The model made its official debut at this month’s Genoa International Boat Show.

Giovanna Vitelli said: “It filled us with emotion to present our short film at the Rome Film Fest, with the extraordinary participation of Laura Delli Colli, President of the Cinema per Roma Foundation. My thanks go to Gabriele Muccino for using images and emotions to successfully and fully describe Italian art, quality, beauty and know-how in an engaging and unexpected way. These are the values to which our every action aspires in the design and construction of our yachts.

Laura Delli Colli (far right) with Giovanna Vitelli, Francesco Scianna, Mariana Falace and Gabriele Muccino

 Vitelli continued: “It is an experience that encourages us to continue working in the direction taken by Azimut-Benetti Group for a number of years now: creative collaborations with major talents and initiatives that break the mould, taking the magic of yachting outside its usual settings and conveying the unique sensation and experience conveyed by the experience of our boats.”

Open your eyes will show in the US on October 27 at a private projection in the Pérez Art Museum in Miami ahead of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 28-November 1). The film will be available on Yacht Style’s online channels in November.