The Italian cinema at the Tribeca Film Festival

The Italian cinema at the Tribeca Film Festival

In New York after the New Directors/New Films (March 23rd-April 3rd) festival and before the anticipated Open Roads review-Lincoln Center ( June 1-10th) entirely dedicated to our cinema, Italian cinema will also play center stage at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival (April 21-May 1st).

The festival now in its fourth year, has been highly acclaimed by the general public and press, since its very beginning. Founded by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal in the wake of September 11th, it is an International review of independent films, whose executive director is Peter Scarlet.

Tribeca boasts of a wealth of selections- 250 films from 44 countries – including the absolute premiere of My Brother’s Summer by Pietro Reggiani in the Narrative Feature Competition and Children by Laura Muscardin in Wide Angle. In the same section, Dètour De Seta by Salvo Cuccia to be presented by the exceptional Martin Scorsese.

In Showcase, the festival will be presenting Vento di terra by Vincenzo Marra, while master Ermanno Olmi will be present in two different sections, with Singing behind Screens featured in Special Screenings and Tickets, co-directed with Abbas Kiarostami and Ken Loach, in Spotlight, besides the co-production 2046 by Wong Kar-wai. In Special Screenings also the three episodes of The Tulse Luper Suitcases by Peter Greenaway.

In this 2005 edition, besides the films already mentioned, the festival will pay tribute to two Italian masters in Restored/Rediscovered, presenting Almost a Man (1966) by Vittorio De Seta and We all loved each other so much (1974) by Ettore Scola.