Oscar winner Helen Mirren is an ideal godmother for Italy’s Ora! Fest, a festival featuring films and series highlighting such issues as the environment, sustainability, and social justice, which is taking place in Monopoli, Apulia on Italy’s southern coast June 3-7.
Even her outfit — a shocking pink calf-length number, studded with beads and sequins, with a matching headscarf – paid homage to the region, known locally as “Puglia.” Mirren playfully called it “peasanty Puglia.”
Officially, Mirren attended the festival for the Italian premiere of 1923, the Paramount + prequel to the western hit series Yellowstone, in which she stars alongside Harrison Ford as an early 20th-century pioneer, battling pandemics, droughts, and the Great Depression.
At Ora! however, Mirren’s battle is focused on Save the Olives, the non-profit environmental organization of which she is a member and whose name she carries with her, handwritten…