The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete lineup for Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, taking place June 4-11. For 14 years, the series has proudly offered to North American audiences the most diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian film available. This year’s program strikes a satisfying balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans—as well as (at least) one master: Ermanno Olmi, among the nation’s leading lights for over half a century. As always, the series includes both commercial and independent fare, ranging from stage adaptations to biopics, warm human comedies to experimental dramas. Experience the best of Italian cinema today, with in-person appearances by many of the filmmakers, including Francesca Archibugi, Duccio Chiarini, Cristina Comencini, Roan Johnson, Mario Martone, Masbedo, Ivano De Matteo, Lamberto Sanfelice, Gabriele Salvatores, and more.
“We’re excited that Open Roads is returning with such a wide range of films and talent coming out of Italy today,” says programmer Isa Cucinotta. “From genre films to experimental works, returning masters to new voices, the scope and talent of voices is unprecedented. Ermanno Olmi and Mario Martone present gorgeous period films, while newcomers Duccio Chiarini and Roan Johnson explore the tribulations of young adults in their hilarious comedies. And for families, there is The Invisible Boy, the newest superhero to arrive on screen!”.
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema was programmed by Isa Cucinotta and Dennis Lim and organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Istituto Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.