Narni, from August 1 to 6, returns to host ‘Le vie del cinema’. The restored film festival, directed by Giuliano Montaldo and Alberto Crespi, is organized on the initiative of the municipality in collaboration with the Foundation Experimental Center of Cinematography – National Film Archive and the International School of Comics in Rome. This edition will also offer a rich selection of newly renewed films shown every evening from 21.00 on the big screen set up in Parco dei Pini ‘Bruno Donatelli’ in Narni Scalo, with free entry.
The selection of films
The list of selected films begins with ‘By grace received’ by Nino Manfredi: a 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 and Andrea Ciaffaroni, author of the biography ‘In search of Nino Manfredi’, published in 2021. It continues with ‘Caro Michele’ by Mario Monicelli: based on the 1973 novel by Natalia Ginzburg, the film tells the story about a former exile in London in 1968. The film earned Mariangela Melato David di Donatello and Nastro d’Argento for Best Actress. Dear Michele will be presented to the public by the writer and journalist Sandra Petrignani, author of the biographical essay ‘La corsara. Portrait of Natalia Ginzburg’. on August 3, the director and screenwriter Gianni Amelio (Hammamet) will take the stage of ‘Le vie del cinema’ to present ‘Pasqualino Settebellezze’ by Lina Wertmüller: it will be an opportunity to (re)see one of the greats movie. director, in which Giancarlo Giannini plays one of his most famous roles. With Venga, you will have the opportunity to rediscover one of Alberto Lattuada’s best films, based on the novel ‘La spartizione’ by Piero Chiara, whose cast consists of, among others, Ugo Tognazzi, Francesca Romana Coluzzi and the upcoming Milena Vukotic. in person to present the film. On August 5, it’s the turn of Federico Fellini’s ‘I clowns’, a television documentary by the famous director, in which the figure of the clown is analysed, even from a historical point of view, throughout Europe. Featured will be Liana Orfei, who also appears in the documentary as part of the famous circus dynasty of international fame. The review ends with Pier Paolo Pasolini’s ‘Mamma Roma’ 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.
The animated cinema review is back for the little ones, who, in parallel with the classic selection of restored films every night on the big screen from 21, in another area of the park, will offer a selection of animated films dedicated to the little ones. Will be proposed: ‘Basil the investigator’ by Ron Clements, John Musker, David Michener and Burny Mattinson; Don Bluth’s ‘Fievel Comes to America’; Don Paul and Eric Bergeron’s ‘Road to Eldorado’; Don Bluth’s ‘Brisby and the Secret of Nimh’; ‘Totò Sapore and the magical history of pizza’ by Maurizio Forestieri; ‘A Bug’s Life – Megaminimondo’ by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton (co-director).
The International Cartoon School
From this year, the collaboration between the International School of Comics in Rome and the review ‘Le vie del cinema’ starts. The school, which is a sector leader in graphic and visual arts education, offers its pupils and students training activities each year that give them the opportunity to deal with projects for external clients. The involvement in the project with ‘Le vie del cinema’ concerned the third-year classes on the illustration and graphic design courses, who, under the coordination of the responsible teachers Sandro Mattioli and Franco Marconi, prepared the event’s communication strategy. The boys and girls worked together to create the exhibition’s new graphic design and produced a range of related materials that will be used to promote the event and enrich its visual layout. The final result includes a series of original illustrations, from the artistic renderings of the posters for the 6 films in the program to the portraits of the directors and the director, which will be exhibited in the place where the event takes place, and coordinated graphic material, created to impact and effective communication.
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