The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà have announced the complete lineup for the 17th edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, June 1-7.
This year’s trailer has just been completed and will appear in the Walter Reade Theater during Open Roads. See it below.
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema offers North American audiences a diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian films. This year’s edition again strikes a balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans, commercial and independent fare, outrageous comedies, gripping dramas, and captivating documentaries, with in-person appearances by many of the filmmakers.
The Opening Night selection is the New York premiere of Edoardo De Angelis’s Indivisible, a captivating feature about talented conjoined twins whose dreams for their futures start to diverge around their eighteenth birthday. This year’s edition showcases 13 additional titles, all North American or New York premieres, including At War with Love, acclaimed Italian TV personality Pierfrancesco Diliberto’s World War II–set satire; Federica Di Giacomo’s exorcism documentary Deliver, which won the Orizzonti Prize at last year’s Venice Film Festival; Marco Tullio Giordana’s Two Soldiers, the last in his popular organized crime trilogy; and The War of the Yokels, Davide Barletti & Lorenzo Conte’s fable about a society at war—cast almost completely with children.
The following actors and directors will travel to New York City to represent their films and be a part of Open Roads: Filmmakers Edoardo De Angelis (Indivisibe/Indivisibili), Pierfrancesco Diliberto (At War with Love/In Guerra per amore), Andrea De Sica (Children of the Night/I Figli della notte), Roberto Andó (The Confessions/Le Confessioni), Federica Di Giacomo (Deliver/Liberami), Claudio Giovannesi (Fiore), Alessandro Aronadio (Ears/Orecchie), Irene Dionisio (Pawn Street/Le Utime cose), Lorenzo Conte (The war of the Yokels/La Guerra dei cafoni), and Marco Danieli (Worldly girl/La Ragazza del Mondo); and actresses Angela and Marianna Fontana (Indivisible/Indivisibili) and Isabella Ragonese (Sun, Heart, Love/ Sole, Cuore, Amore).
This delegation from Italy of actors, directors and producers of the films of "Open Roads: New Italian Cinema" will be all part of a panel discussion at the Italian house at New York Universtity, Casa Italiana Zerilli – Marimò on June 3 at 4pm. This Roundtable for the 17th edition of "Open Roads New Italian Cinema" provides an opportunity to have an open dialogue with the Open Roads filmmakers about Italian Cinema today and it will be moderated by Jenny McPhee, Professor at New York University.
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Istituto Luce Cinecittà. Organized by Dennis Lim and Dan Sullivan, Film Society; and by Carla Cattani, Griselda Guerrasio, and Monique Catalino, Istituto Luce Cinecittà.
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