The Life I want di Giuseppe Piccioniwill represent Italy in the Panorama section of the Berlinale 2005.
“I am very happy to be returning to Panorama in Berlin” declares Giuseppe Piccioni “where I competed in 1988 with my first film, The Big Blek. I feel at home in Germany, where my films have always found a distributor, infact for four weeks now, the Light of my Eyes has been in German theatres”. Besides The Life I Want in Panorama, also being presented is the short Wrestling Match by Stefano Viali.
These two titles join Smalltown,Italy by Stefano Mordini and The Sun by Aleksandr Sokurov also selected in Competition.
Out of Competition, Master Ermanno Olmi with Kiarostami and Loach presenting Tickets, coproduced by Fandango, while Mikado brings the coproduction Hotel Rwanda by Terry George (musical score by Andrea Guerra).
Francis Birds Tour by Clemens Klopfenstein, an Italian/Swiss coproduction, is programmed at the Forum.
In the 14/Plus section of the KinderFilmFest, dedicated to the young audience, the film selected is Saimir by Francesco Munzi.
Festival Tribute in honor of Carlo Di Palma in the Berlinale Special, with the screening of the film Red Desert by Michelangelo Antonioni.
Noteworthy presence in the the great Italian author cinema, of the retrospective “Production Design & Film”: And the Ship Sails On by Federico Fellini, The Spider’s Strategem by Bernardo Bertolucci, The Eclipse by Michelangelo Antonioni, Medea by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
In the programme “Shooting Star”, coordinated by the European Film Promotion who each year in Berlin launches the new stars in European cinema, Giorgio Pasotti will be the leading artist representing Italy.