16th Italian Cinema Festival . News, 7th April 2023
Composed of excellent films, about Dante, Pirandello, Umberto Deco, Sergio Leone, Massimo Troisi and even the Pope! This was also a good retrospective on the non-conformist Maestro of Italian cinema, Elio Petri.
A theatrical show of "The voices of Dante", with Toni Servillo, which we had the pleasure to meet. He is one of the greatest actors of Italy! Among the 50 films, we stand out: LA STRANEZZA - with Toni Servillo in the role of one of the greatest playwrights, poet, novelist Luigi Pirandello-1867- Agrigento-1936- Rome (Nobel prize). One of the most famous and well-known plays is "Six Characters in Search of the Author". He was a great renovator of modern theatre, full of humour.
The film with the title in Portuguese: "The Strange Comedy of Life" by Roberto Andò is also a masterpiece, which reminded us of Visconti's influence, for the beauty of photography and interpretation! Pirandello (Servillo) moves throughout the film, watching and listening to comments from the wealthy bourgeoisie, comments that are somewhat ridiculous! This old movie, at the première, were not well received by the public, given the shock of its originality, but it would become very shortly after, famous all over the world!
Other film it is "September" by Giulia Louise Steigerwalt, a comedy with full of sensitivity, which reminds us of the golden age of Italian neorealism! We can recomend also more films: Seca, Astolfo, Le Otto Montagnhe (this one about the Italian Alps and a story of friendship). Let's fill our chat with good cinema!
LE VOCI DI DANTE by Giuseppe Montesano Monologue interpreted by the famous actor Toni Servillo It was with great emotion and with the Maria Matos Theater sold out, that we watched a monologue spoken and read by the great Acto On a journey for the actor, under the sign of Dante and the unique cultural heritage that is "The Divine Comedy" and the Picollo Teatro in Milano, they approach Dante's work through an original reading, by one of the most important contemporary Italian authors. For more than an hour, with Toni Servillo's excellent voice, he recited a text by the novelist, literary critic and translator Giuseppe Montesano, awarded several novels, who has collaborated with Servillo for a decade, as author and translator. At the end, the audience gave a standing ovation!
A Life Ahead, a movie with the actress Sophia Loren on netflix. News, 25th November 2020
The Life Ahead is a 2020 drama film directed by Edoardo Ponti, from a screenplay by Ponti and Ugo Chiti, based upon the novel The Life Before Us by Romain Gary. It stars Sophia Loren, Ibrahima Gueye and Abril Zamora.
It was released in a limited release on November 6, 2020, followed by digital streaming on Netflix November 13, 2020.