The latest news concerns David Grieco, winner of the 2005 Golden Reel Award for best director of Evilenko, in the fourth edition of California’s Tiburon International Film Festival.
Many events this year continue to feature our cinema in the U.S.
The year began with over ten titles from the latest Italian productions selected for the Palm Springs International Film Festival:starting with Singing Behind Screens by Ermanno Olmi to The House Keys by Gianni Amelio (distributed by Lakeshore in the U.S.), as well as Agata and the Storm by Soldini, An Italian Romance by Mazzacurati, Land Wind by Marra, After Midnight by Ferrario, Caterina goes to the Big City by Virzì, The Consequences of Love by Sorrentino and Don’t Move by Castellitto.
And it is Sergio Castellittowho takes the spotlight in the heart of Manhattan, with the review entirely dedicated to him, at New York’s Lincoln Center (January 28/February 7) presenting a selection of twelve titles of his films, earning the acclaim of the New York press and audience.
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things by Asia Argento is the opening film at the San Francisco Indipendent Film Festival (February3/15) and in April will be screened at the Philadelphia Film Festival.
In March, the new tendencies in International cinema were presented at the New Directors/New Films Children by the Frazzi brothers First Love by Garrone and Private by Costanzo; at California’s Tiburon International Film Festival besides the prize winning Evilenko also presented were the films, The Island by Costanza Quatriglio, Being 30 by Giovanna Taviani and Nema Problema by Giancarlo Bocchi, representing our cinema also at the Phoenix Film Festival (April 7/10), while the Cleveland International Film Festival reproposes Children and Vento di terra.Also from March 10th to the 20th, New York celebrated the cinema of Pupi Avati at the cinematheque of the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a selection of eight of his films, such as Bix,A Heart Elsewhere, Festa di laurea and I cavalieri che fecero l’impresa.
In April, from the 1st to the 10th, the third edition of the Chicago International Doc Festival will be presenting in competition, the documentary by Marco Amenta Last Godfather;Then from April 7th to the 10th, the Philadelphia Film Festival that will be presenting nine feature films (co-productions included) and two Italian shorts. Again, among the titles we find David Grieco’s Evilenko,The House Keys by Amelio, Land Wind by Marra, The Return of Cagliostro by Ciprì and Maresco, De Reditu (The Return) by Claudio Bondì and La Niña Santa by Lucrecia Martel. Last but not least, the Tribeca Film Festival will be presenting the premiere of My Brother’s Summer by Pietro Reggiani, in competition, and Figli di Roma città aperta by Laura Muscardin, as well as Land Wind by Marra, Singing Behind Screensi by Ermanno Olmi, besides the co-productions Tickets (Olmi, Kiarostami and Loach), 2046 by Wong Kar-wai, the three episodes of The Tulse Luper Suitcases by Peter Greenaway and Dètour De Seta by Salvo Cuccia also screened at the Full Frame Doc Film Festival in North Carolina (April 7/10) together with Good Times by Alessandro Cassigoli and Dalia Castel (the latter, in competition).
The focus on our cinema will continue throughout the summer, concentrated in two important events: June 1st to the 10th at New York’s Lincoln Center presenting the fifth edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, by now a not to be missed and anticipated event by the New York audience, press and buyers, all great enthusiasts of our cinema; In October, MoMA presents Laura Morante to the American public with a selection of her most significant movies.