Italian cinema begins its season in Moscow on March 13th : a programme of screenings and seminars that will run over a period of four months, introducing Italian films, directors and actors in the Russian capital.
The first appointment of these Italian cinema meetings is scheduled for March 13th-17th and will present a showcase of the best contemporary Italian cinema. This event is organized by the Italian Trade Commission in collaboration with Aip-Filmitalia.
Unlike the standard film events, this programme boasts of an original and new format. The calendar of screenings is divided into four cycles, covering a period of four months. Five titles are to be presented in March, followed by each monthly appointment presenting 2 titles running up until June, making this an actual season of Italian cinema in Moscow.
Each of these films will be screened twice: a morning screening dedicated to Film professionals and an evening screening for the media and a selected audience. This type of programming will not only provide a professional appointment entirely dedicated to the Russian Film Industry, but also create the perfect occasion for Italian cinema to strengthen its image in Russia, and allow the Russian audience to become better acquainted with Italy’s new contemporary cinema.
Established and first time authors, stories about love and solidarity, drama and comedy: the films to be screened in Moscow represent a suggestive and multi-coloured journey which develops through many genres always maintaining each author’s distinctive touch. Stories, characters, feelings and landscapes which represent an honest and essential outlook to better understand the Italy of today.
The first five titles presented in March are : The Days of Abandonment by Roberto Faenza, When Do the Girls Show Up ? by Pupi Avati, The Fever by Alessandro D’Alatri, Thirteen at a Table by Enrico Oldoini and The Remains of Nothing b> by Antonietta De Lillo.
The five films inaugurating the event will be accompanied by an Italian delegation that will travel to Moscow for this occasion and who will be received by the Director of the Italian Trade Commission in Moscow, Mr.Massimo Mamberti. The Italian delegation, accompanied by the President of Filmitalia, Giovanni Galoppi, will be composed of Roberto Faenza, Claudio Santamaria, Valeria Solarino, Enrico Oldoini and Antonietta De Lillo.