Everything is ready for the twenty-eighth edition of “Narni. Streets of Cinema”

From 1 to 6 August 2022 the city Narnia (TR) will host 28 months edition of Narnia. The streets of the cinemaRestored Cinema Review, directed by Giuliano Montaldo And Alberto Crespi and organized on the initiative of Municipality of Narni in cooperation with The Foundation for Experimental Center for Cinematography – National Film Archive and with International School of Comics in Rome.

THE RECOVERED BIOGRAPHER IS THE PROTAGONIST. This edition will also feature a rich selection of newly renewed films, screened every evening from 9 p.m. on the big screen set up in Public Park “Bruno Donatelli” of Narni, with free admission.

Narnia. The streets of the cinema it is now the “dean” of festivals dedicated to the memory of films: it started showing restored films long before the major world festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice) opened sections of “Classics”. The restored cinema is art, science, history, memory. Also this year, Narni will synthesize these disciplines by offering the public restored classics of Italian cinema. It is a way of keeping alive the memory of an art – the cinematic – which has made Italy a role model for all the world’s cinemas.

The list of selected films starts with Graciously received, by Nino Manfredi: film by the famous Roman actor and director, for which he received the award for best first film in 1971 at Cannes. The film will be introduced by the actor Francesco Montanari (Crime novel – The series, The hunter) and from Andrea Ciaffaroni, author of the biography “In search of Nino Manfredi”, published in 2021 by the publisher Sagoma. Carry on Dear Michele by Mario Monicelli: Based on the 1973 novel by Natalia Ginzburg, the film tells the story of an ex-husband from 1968 who was exiled to London. The film gave Mariangela Melato David di Donatello and Nastro d’Argento for Best Actress. Dear Michele it will be presented to the public by the author and journalist Sandra Petrignaniauthor of the biographical essay The corsair. Portrait of Natalia Ginzburg. that August 3 will take the stage off The streets of the cinema the director and screenwriter Gianni Amelio (The hammam) to present Pasqualino Settebellezze by Lina Wertmüller: it will be an opportunity to (re)see one of the great director’s films, in which Giancarlo Giannini plays one of his most famous roles. With Come and drink coffee with us we will have the opportunity to rediscover one of Alberto Lattuada’s best films, based on the novel “La spartizione” by Piero Chiara, whose cast is composed of – among others – Ugo Tognazzi, Francesca Romana Coluzzi and Milena Vukotic, who will come in person to present the film. August 5 is the turn The clowns by Federico Fellini, a television documentary by the famous director, in which the figure of the clown is analyzed, even from a historical point of view, throughout Europe. It will be presented Liana Orfei, who also appears in the documentary as part of the famous circus dynasty of international fame. The review ends with Mamma Roma by Pier Paolo Pasolini in his recent digital restoration (4K) made on the occasion of the Pasolini centenary: a way to rediscover a great classic of Italian cinema starring the timeless Anna Magnani.

Pasqualino Settebellezze, Graciously received, Dear Michele And Mamma Roma they are restorations by CSC – Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with RTI – Mediaset; Come and drink coffee with us it is a restoration curated by CSC – Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with Minerva Pictures; The clowns is a restoration curated by CSC – Cineteca Nazionale, Cinecittà Luce, Cineteca di Bologna as part of the Fellini 100 project.

THE ANIMATED CINEMA REVIEW IS BACK FOR THE KIDS. The review, in parallel with the classic selection of restored films, is shown every evening on the big screen from 21.00 in a side wing of “Donatelli” public park, a selection of animated films dedicated to children. Will be proposed: Detective Basil by Ron Clements,

John Musker, David Michener and Burny Mattinson; Fievel lands in America by Don Bluth; The road to Eldorado by Don Paul and Eric Bergeron; Brisby and Nimh’s Secret by Don Bluth; Totò Sapore and the magical story of Maurizio Forestieri’s pizza; A Bug’s Life – Megaminimondo by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton (co-director).


From this year the collaboration between International School of Comics in Rome and Le Vie del Cinema review.

The International School of Comics, an industry leader in graphic and visual arts training, offers its students and students training activities every year that allow them to deal with projects for external clients. It is for boys and girls important experiences of personal and professional growth which the school places particular emphasis on.

With this goal, the idea of ​​collaborating with Le Vie del Cinema was born, an event that since 1995 has tried to improve cinema and increase public awareness of the use of film who has written the history of Italian cinema, proposed in a restored version.

The involvement in this project concerned the third-year classes illustration and graphic design courses that under the coordination of the responsible teachers Sandro Mattioli And Franco Marconihas drawn up the event’s communication strategy.

The boys and girls worked together to make it happen the exhibition’s new graphic designthat produces a range of related materials that will serve to advertise the event and enrich its visual layout.

The end result involves a series original illustrationsfrom the artistic treatments of the posters for the 6 films in the program to the portraits of the directors and the director, which will be exhibited at the place where the event takes place, and coordinated graphic materialdesigned for effective and efficient communication.

The works produced by the students of the comic school will also flow into the official catalog of Le Vie del Cinema, which is proposed annually to document the event.

It is therefore about an important opportunity for aspiring designers, artists and women artists to offer their professionalism, to have real experience in the field and to showcase their talent.

The expressive languages ​​of cinema, drawing and design come together for a unique project which has the advantage of investing in the creativity of young professionals who connect their training with the history of great Italian cinema.


Bonifacio Pontonio – Boni, to the many friends and admirers of his works as a visual artist and graphic designer – was born in 1948 in San Marco in Lamis, in the province of Foggia. He leaves Puglia early and indulges in a natural urge for research and a curious spirit that has never left him and which he passes on to generations of new professionals in the field of visual communication.

He debuted in the world of comics in the late 60s with Super Gulp And Play Comix, shoulder to shoulder with Franco Bonvicini (Bonvi) and Guido De Maria. In 1979 he designs The Newspaper of the South, the first color newspaper in Italy, directed by Giuseppe Fava. Later he devoted himself exclusively to graphic design and the design of visual identity systems for large companies and institutions.

One of the most important professionals in this field, he lives and works in Milan, Paris and Rome. He is trusted by companies and organizations such as the press agency Ansa (whose image he created and edited for three decades), Eni, Confindustria, Alitalia, Rai, Engineering, Paysages Possibles. The passion for film and the interest in social communication led him to Narni, where since 1999 he has designed the image of The streets of the cinemareview of the restored film directed by Giuliano Montaldo and Alberto Crespi.

His didactic activity is intense in higher education centers such as IED / European Institute of Design, Enrico Cogno Communication Studies Center, Faculty of Architecture at La Sapienza University. That’s what Stefano Cipolla, a former student who is now the weekly’s art director, remembers L’Espresso:”He loved all his students as if they were a single unit, growing from year to year, from decade to decade, giving himself to them without reservation. He taught rigor and professionalism: everything had to be designed in the best possible way, whether it was a calendar, a logo or a magazine. And above all, he taught the enthusiasm for a profession that he came across almost by chance, and which later became a fundamental and essential part of his nature.

For years he photographed streets, suburbs, buses and subways, books and bookstores, monitors, mismatched shoes and objects brought from the sea. Boni is an artist of visual communication, engaged between intuition and design, measurement and experimentation, humanity and nature. For him, photography is also a critical look and social commitment. The images of a Leica or a Canon must speak of a world that changes rapidly, between contradictions, confusion and the hope of not being betrayed, especially when it is colored with generosity and utopia. Boni is a searching artist, he reads a lot, especially the works of naturalists, philosophers and artists. His works from recent years “shout” with strong colors and are inspired by Chromathe wonderful book – remembers Boni – written by Derek Jarman in Dungeness, a stone’s throw from a nuclear power plant.”

In 2020 he moves with all his visual history to Narni, the place he loves and welcomes him with love. He died in Perugia on 26 February 2022.

Info: 0744 747282 – leviedelcinema@comune.narni.tr.it

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