With hundreds of posters on the city walls and a trailer screening on subway station monitors in Berlin and Munich, FEMMINILE PLURALE an event promoted and conceived by Cinecittà will let the public get to know the most recent women filmmakers in Italian Cinema with a gaze into the past.
If Elvira Notari was a true pioneer of cinema in Italy and in the world, later and throughout the last century there wasn’t much space left for women in general. Indeed, for Lina Wertmüller, the first female director in the world nominated for the Oscars as well as Cristina Comencini, many directors found their doors barred.
Only in recent years there has been a reversal of this trend, these auteurs are no longer isolated cases; however, they haven’t become a production trend either, the numbers are still against women and the production model doesn’t really take them into consideration when it comes to films that aspire more to the box office than festivals.
In this scenario and set in the period from 2010-2021 we find Femminile Plurale, the event that will allow Berliners who attend the Kant Kino and Klick Kino cinemas from April 7 to April 10 to know this new wave of women filmmakers in Italian Cinema. The German public will also be able to access the event online on the platform: sooner.de from April 7-20th
These are the titles:
MATERNAL by Maura Delpero
NORMAL by Adele Tulli
EUFORIA by Valeria Golino
WHERE THE SHADOWS FALL by Valentina Pedicini
TWIN FLOWER by Laura Luchetti
OFF ROAD by Elisa Amoruso
SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri
HEAVENLY BODY by Alice Rohrwacher
MISS MARX by Susanna Nicchiarelli
FLESH OUT by Michela Occhipinti
SMALL BODY by Laura Samani
I BASILISCHI will be screened as a tribute to Lina Wertmüller; and FANTASIE 'E SURDATE (a digital preservation by CSC/The Experimental Cinematography Center Foundation) in memory of Elvira Notari.
In addition to the screenings, on April 9th at 11.30 at Klick Cinema there will be a panel on the Female Pioneers of the New Millennium: a talk between contemporary Italian and German Filmmakers with directors Laura Luchetti and Laura Bispuri.
FEMMINILE PLURALE will be presented in London and in Israel in 2022. Artwork by Gio Pistone.