Da fedele abitué del Festival di Cannes e dopo il successo di Father and Son, che si aggiudicò il Premio della Giuria nel 2013, il regista nipponico Hirokazu Kore-Eda ha fatto ritorno in kermesse per presentare il film Our Little Sister, dalla graphic novel Umimachi Diary, che esplora con pacata dolcezza l’universo femminile di quattro giovani donne.
Francesco is 22 years old and is a model university student. He is handsome young man, thin, tall, a sportsman. He lives together with his mother, Grazia, a well-known architect from Bari and has an aunt who takes care of him with the love of a grandmother.
For the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri, from June Monday 1 to July Sunday 19 (except June 11, 12, 13, 14 and July 10, 11) everyday at 7.30 pm THE MISTERY OF DANTE (film + glass of wine: euro 9). A journey in the footsteps of the most famous initiate of Italian Trecento, the author of the celebrated “Divine Comedy”. A poet who has inspired some of the most outstanding minds in History, adapting and continuing an ancestral tradition aiming at seeing reality through the Myth. Since the 19th century, many important scholars have tried to unfold the mystery hidden behind Dante’s terzine.
The movie enthusiasts are already excited and, as usual they will form a crowd in front of the “red carpet’” to applaud the stars present at the most prestigious European cinema festival that will open on May 13 and will end the 24. Eleven days during which there will be presented the best movies that have been produced all over the world and every participant will dream to bring home their “Golden Palm”, an award almost as prestigious as the Oscar. Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have been called to preside as jury.
On the centenary of her birth, Ingrid Bergman becomes the official image of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, scheduled on the Croisette from May 13 to May 20. Very beautiful, serene and full of the success, the actress loved by Rossellini, Hitchcock and Ingmar Bergman, replaces Marcello Mastroianni, whose face was on the poster for the last edition of the Festival. This will be a tribute paid to this modern icon of the cinematographic world, a free woman and audacious actress, a figurehead of the new realism. She was part of the Hollywood star system, constantly adapting herself to countless interpretations and adoptive countries, without ever losing sight of her grace and simplicity for excellence. To Cannes, Bergman was president of the Jury in the 1973.
Dall’uscita di Habemus Papam, forse il suo film più autarchico e profetico, sono passati quattro anni. Il ritorno al cinema di Nanni Moretti, che si conferma il cantore più autentico e ironico della sua generazione, non poteva di certo passare inosservato: la sua nuova pellicola, Mia Madre, concorrerà per la Palma d’Oro al 68° Festival di Cannes che aprirà le danze il 13 maggio. Protagonista la splendida Margherita Buy, fedele compagna di viaggio e tra le attrici feticcio del regista romano d’adozione.
Margherita è una regista. Sta girando un film sulla precarietà del mondo del lavoro che ha come protagonista un eccentrico e stizzoso attore americano. Ma Margherita ha anche una madre ricoverata in ospedale, che assiste assieme a Giovanni, il “fratello perfetto” che sembra sempre un passo innanzi a lei.
On February 22 the Oscar marathon ended, an event that kept most fans glued to the TV all night, waiting for the winners to be announced. This is an increasingly social event that has touched important issues this year, such as feminism, illness, immigration and the situation of the black American people. “I recently read an article that said that winning an Oscar extends your lifespan with five years. Well, if that were true, I would like to thank the Academy because my husband is now younger than me.“ And with these filled with emotion words, the splendid Julianne More, proclaimed best actress for the movie Still Alice, started her acceptance speech. Assuming the role of the affected by Alzheimer’s Linguistics Professor she has finally received her first Oscar win: an announced milestone that could no longer be postponed, crowning a blazing career.
N.I.C.E. - New Italian Cinema Events, the already historic Florentine cultural association founded in 1991 and directed by Viviana del Bianco and Grazia Santini, that is responsible for disseminating and promoting the new Italian cinema festival, organized every year around the world, is preparing for the Russian stage, scheduled in April. The start will be given in Moscow (8 to 13) and St. Petersburg (11 to 17), and it will continue in other locations of the Federation. As every year, the program will be full of screenings and events, held, as usual, in the presence of the filmmakers. The event will be in collaboration with the City of Florence and the Tuscany Region.
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