For the first time this year, New York’s MoMA shines the spotlight on an Italian actress, December 8-10, 2005 in an event coproduced with AIP-Filmitalia entitled : “An Evening with Laura Morante”.
The event will feature three whole days of screenings and meetings with one of the most Internationally acclaimed Italian actresses.
This prestigious tribute is indeed the start of a valuable collaboration between AIP-Filmitalia and MoMA, creating a “ new “ means of promotion for Italian cinema, and one which we hope will become a continuous effort to showcase actors, faces and stories in contemporary Italian cinema.
New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the greatest museum of modern art in the world, and without exception the place of reference for visual art enthusiasts worldwide. The museum’s collections and activities include all forms of visual expression : painting, sculpture, installations, photography, architecture, design and film. Choosing from the artist’s extensive filmography which includes films made with such Internationally renown directors as Monteiro, Pinheiro, Aranda, Figgis and Resnais, four of the most recent productions were selected for the programme : The Son’s Room by Nanni Moretti, Remember Me by Gabriele Muccino, A Journey Called Love by Michele Placido and The Dancer by John Malkovich. This event was coproduced by MoMA and AIP-Filmitalia, in collaboration with Antonio Monda, the Italian Culture Institute in New York and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - NY University. The AIP-Filmitalia president, Giovanni Galoppi, who will be accompanying Laura Morante to this prestigious event, made the following statement: “ We are particularly pleased to bring the year 2005 to a close with such a major and high profile New York event, as it reflects Filmitalia’s intense year of work which began this past January, with the tribute to Sergio Castellito at New York’s Lincoln Center, and culminated in June at New York’s Open Roads: New Italian Cinema festival, both of these events gathering an enormous success”.