Over 40 Italian titles at Montpellier 2005

Over 40 Italian titles at  Montpellier 2005

Copious Italian selection of films, at the 27th edition of Festival del Cinema Mediterraneo di Montpellier : over 40 Italian titles are programmed in the numerous sections of this small French town’s festival from October 21 to October 31.
Land Wind by Vincenzo Marra will represent Italian cinema in the official competition (Sélection officielle/Longs métrages compétition); among the special events Ma quando arrivano le ragazze? by Pupi Avati (Soirée de palmarès) and Quo vadis, baby? by Gabriele Salvatores (Avant-premières). The section Panorama will present the French public with the following films Sotto il sole nero by Enrico Verra, Onde by Francesco Fei, The Passion of Joshua, the Jew by Pasquale Scimeca, Apnea by Roberto Dordit and I Fratelli d’Italia by Roberto Quagliano.
There are also three tributes planned in honour of our cinematography: “Cinecittà-Hollywood” in which the festival will investigate the similar influences between Italian and American cinema by programming a total of 21 films ( the Italian titles feature works by Antonioni, Bertolucci, Leone, Rosi, Scola, the Taviani and Visconti); and a tribute to Vittorio De Seta (14 titles including documentaries and features) and finally in recollection of Lucio Fulci, the review “Una notte all'inferno”(9 titles).
Other Italian titles are featured in the Short competition section (Lezione di stile by Franco Fraternale, Virtus F.C. by Roberto Costantini and Luca Labarile and Offerte speciali by Gianni Gatti), in “Une journée particulière” (I nuovi mostri by Monicelli, Scola and Risi, and I dolci inganni by Lattuada) and in the section dedicated to animation (La Gabbanella e il gatto by Enzo D’Alò, Le avventure di Pinocchio by Luigi Comencini and Lo Guarracino by Michelangelo Fornaro).
Lastly we would like to mention in the official selection, the 4 Italian titles presented in “Expérimental panorama (film et vidéo)”: Actresstress by Massimo Drago, Miserere by Antonella Matarazzo, Cosmométries by Gabriele and Gianrico Agresta and Wonokromo by Adriano Abbado.