Open Roads: New Italian Cinema

The ”Open Roads : New Italian Cinema” festival will take place in New York starting June 1st through June 9th, 2005. Ten films from this past season, as well as a focus on documentaries make up the program of this fifth edition, organized by AIP-Filmitalia and New York’s prestigious Film Society of Lincoln Center, with the collaboration of the Italian Cultural Institute, New York

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema


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Following the enormous success of its past editions, this year’s Open Roads calendar of screenings, already reads ‘sold out ‘. Open Roads confirms itself as the biggest event covering contemporary Italian cinema in the U.S. and the most watched showcase of European cinema , in the magnificent setting of New York’s Lincoln Center.
The festival is organized with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, Alitalia, Italian Film Commission (Los Angeles), Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the American Continental Properties Group. The programmed screenings will be screened before a New York audience, as well as twenty chosen American buyers ( Sony Pictures Classics, New Yorker Films, Miramax Films, Think Films, and Wellspring Media) who will partake in the opening ceremony, screenings, and the meetings arranged with the delegation of artists from the films, along with the Press representatives.
The 2005 Open Roads program features selections made by the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Richard Peña with the collaboration of Professor Antonio Monda from NYU, and features four daily screenings of the thirteen films selected. This year’s novelty is a focus on Italian documentaries, an event that will accompany the already customary features.
The delegation will be presided by the President of AIP-Filmitalia Giovanni Galoppi and a large committee of directors and artists from the films in the programme : Paolo Sorrentino, Alessandro D’Alatri, Riccardo Milani, Renato de Maria – already warmly received in the past edtions by the New York audience – also Valentina Cervi, Stefano Mordini, Antonietta De Lillo, Eugenio Cappuccio, Isabella Ferrari, Stefano Rulli, Giovanna Taviani and Carlo Verdone for the first time appearing in Open Roads and presenting the contemporary commedia all’italiana overseas.
After the most recent success of the Italian Film Festival in Tokyo, AIP-Filmitalia with Open Roads intends to pursuing the same course of aimed incentives, which will inevitably continue to increase the penetration of Italian cinema into difficult markets, in this case such as the American one. Thanks to these type of events, such initiatives are earning more and more critical and public acclaim.

Films Open Roads 2005

The Consequences of Love by Paolo Sorrentino
The Fever by Alessandro D’Alatri
Smalltown, Italy by Stefano Mordini
The Remains of Nothing by Antonietta De Lillo
I Truly Respect You by Eugenio Cappuccio
Radio Alice by Guido Chiesa
Changing Destiny by Daniele Gaglianone
Cefalonia by Riccardo Milani
Amatemi! by Renato De Maria
L’amore è eterno finché dura by Carlo Verdone
Come inguaiammo il cinema italiano by Daniele Ciprì e Franco Maresco
Un silenzio particolare di Stefano Rulli
I nostri 30 anni: generazioni a confronto by Giovanna Taviani