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The “Maria Adriana Prolo” Award goes to David Grieco

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Article by: Gianluca Tana

Translation by: Valeria Tutino

It took place yesterday, Thursday November 30, the ceremony for awarding the Prize Maria Adriana Prolo to David Grieco, a ceremony introduced by Steve Della Casa in which have spoken, among the others, Caterina Taricano, director of “Mondo Novio” (that, as usual, dedicates a monograph to the winner of the Award) and Vittorio Sclaverani. The award, named after the founder of Museo Nazionale del Cinema and now at its sixteenth edition, it’s assigned every year to an artist that, during his lifetime, distinguished himself for his contribution to Italian cinematography, becoming an example and a model for future generations, a model that Grieco embodies perfectly.

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“My War Is Not Over” by Bruno Bigoni

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Article by: Annagiulia Zoccarato

Translation by: Valeria Alfieri

On the 29th of November, a special screening of the documentary “My War is not over” – shown in the section Festa Mobile, but not competing – coordinated by the Dams, took place in the Quazza Auditorium of Palazzo Nuovo, in the presence of Harry Shindler, Marco Patucchi, director Bruno Bigoni and professor Franco Prono.

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“MESSI AND MAUD” by MARLEEN JONKMAN

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Article by: Fabio Ferrari

Translation by: Cristina Di Bona

Messi and Maud wasn’t the first title of this film. When it has been presented at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), its title was La Holandesa. Subsequently, the agent decided to change it for the international distribution. For the director Marleen Jonkman, her movie will always be La Holandesa. Indeed, the plot revolves around a Dutch woman. Continua la lettura di “MESSI AND MAUD” by MARLEEN JONKMAN

Opening press conference of the 35th TFF

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Article by: Marco De Bartolomeo

Translation by: Valeria Alfieri, Valeria Tutino

Blue, piercing, indiscrete: it were Kim Novak’s eyes of a witch that opened the press conference of the Torino Film Festival, which reached its 35th edition. Director Emanuela Martini has revealed all the details of the event in room 2 of Cinema Massimo in front of journalists, institutions and onlookers.

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“Les derniers parisiens” by Bourokba and Labitey

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Article by: Marco Bellani

Translation by: Riccardo Abba, Barbara Lisè

There is a city in this world that reflects the times we live in; there is a place in this city that is its metaphor. The city of Paris and its clubs: people from every walk of life, students, jailbirds, kids, transvestites, aspiring actresses, pushers and common people intertwine and meet. Everybody is looking for something, everyone hopes to get in in spite of prejudice.

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“Safe Neighborhood” by Chris Peckover – Press conference

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Article by: Valentina Di Noi

Translation by: Francesco Chiocci

Nobody would expect that something frightening could happen in a safe place but that’s what happens in this film, an anti-horror.

The director Chris Peckover prefers bright lights and colours, unlike the classic horror movie. His aim is to create an atmosphere that wouldn’t anticipate any scary event.

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“La loi de la jungle” by Antonin Peretjatko

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Article by: Sofia Nadalini

Translation by: Silvia Restelli, Chiara Tomasetta

In my experience as spectator, in general, French films are either really serious or not serious at all (in both cases in a positive way, according to my point of view). La loi de la jungle belongs to the second category, not only because it is a really funny screwball comedy (and more), but also because it becomes really parodistic and satiric to a world, the one of the political and economic European laws, that is extremely bureaucratic, absurd and crazy, without any touch with reality.

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Gabriele Salvatores – A talk about cinema and music

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Article by: Mattia Capone

Translation by: Elisa Grattarola, Elena Salama

“I wanted to be a musician but since I wasn’t fast enough as a guitarist, I dedicated myself to the cinema”. Clever as always, Gabriele Salvatores introduces himself with these words at the event held on Monday 21st of November, entitled A talk about cinema and music.

In the suggestive location of the Intesa Sanpaolo Skycraper’s auditorium, we attend a very interesting conversation between the guest director of this TFF’s edition and Alberto Barbera, director of the Cinema National Museum. The meeting unravels as a chat between friends who love cinema, and this set up is widely appreciated by the audience in the room.

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“The Alchemist Cookbook” by Joel Potrykus

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Article by: Mattia Capone

Translation by: Andreea Catana, Francesca Sala

The young and alienated Sean isolated himself in a caravan in the woods, where he starts doing research in the field of alchemy, along with his cat Kaspar as only companion. On the run from a society where he never really found his place, his brother represents the only connection with the civilization by providing him with the most bizarre equipment and materials for his alchemical experiments.

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“Romeo and Juliet” by Kenneth Branagh

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Article by: Annagiulia Zoccarato

Translation by: Silvia Cometti, Miriam Todesco

After last year success of Hamlet, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, the Torino Film Festival and the British theatre are united once again (Nexo Digital is responsible for distribution in Italy). This year, it’s time for another classic Shakespearean play: Romeo and Juliet. The tragedy of the star-crossed lovers has been adapted in many forms during the years: from Zeffirelli’s classic to the colourful Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann; set among Puerto Ricans in New York and in Nazis Prague. This year, the audience had the opportunity of tasting the London theatre scene of last season, thanks to the production of Romeo and Juliet, as staged by The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, the theatre company founded by the famous actor.

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Erase Everything I Said About Love by Guillermina Pico

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Article by: Marco Bellani

Translation by: Andreea Catana, Francesca Sala

Showing up at a film festival with a film without plot and actors, it is the leap of a fish outside water or the hazard of who knows how to swim upstream.

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Pyromanian by Erik Skjoldbjærg

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Article by: Valentia Di Noi

Translation by: Giulia Epiro, Chiara Mutti

Pyromanian is a movie by the Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjærg, who was already well-known for Insomnia (1997), which Christopher Nolan signed to remake.

The film is set in 1981 in Finsland, Norway. Son of a fireman, Dag is a reserved young man, who, after the military service, goes back home to his family. From the very beginning, he clearly appears to be a weird character, as he is morbidly attracted by the fire. As a matter of fact, the viewer knows for the whole time that it is him who sets the neighbors’ houses on fire Continua la lettura di Pyromanian by Erik Skjoldbjærg

Roberto Bolle – L’arte della danza by Francesca Pedroni

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Article by: Bianca Beonio Brocchieri

Translation by: Riccardo Abba, Barbara Lisè

There are only two male dancers that have really set a turning point in the history of classical ballet. They have been great innovators, men that have been able to set the foundation for a new era. The first one is Rudolf Nureyev. The other, Roberto Bolle. It is very rare for a dancer to be compared to Nureyev, who is almost unanimously considered one of the greatest of the 20th century. But Bolle and Nureyev share a common characteristic besides, needless to say, a superhuman talent: they tore down the boundaries of classical ballet, reaching a larger audience and rewriting the rules forever.

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Yoga Hosers by Kevin Smith

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Article by: Silvia Villani

Translation by: Silvia Restelli, Chiara Tomasetta

Thanks to what they have learnt in yoga class, two young girls fight against a würstel-looking Nazi army with a bad copy of Jason from “Friday the 13th”. After having turned the terrible creature into cheddar paste, the only thing the girls worry about is not having their smartphones with them to immortalize the event. This is Yoga Hosers by Kevin Smith. It is the standard-bearer of the new Z-movies: a fair budget, a carefully chosen cast with some relevant names from the American movie industry and a specific attention to the filmed material both before and after the shooting.

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Notte Horror TFF34

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Article by: Mattia Capone

Translation by: Federica Betti, Ilaria Loiacono

After last year’s success, the Horror Night returns to the Torino Film Festival 2016. They projected three consecutive horror movies from midnight to the first lights of dawn. The event was widely expected and a lot of people were queuing in front of the movie theatre Cinema Massimo. The audience warmly welcomed the announcer of the Horror Night, Emanuela Martini, with applauses and enthusiasm.

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Porto by Gabe Klinger

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Article by: Carlo Montrucchio

Translation by: Federica Betti, Ilaria Loiacono

A city where students and seagulls live happily together and where, after losing their freedom, both Jake and Mati find solace. The two main characters are Jake, a young but misfit boy who is keen on doing any job just to flee from his family impositions, and Mati, an attractive and brilliant student, afflicted however by an existential discomfort. They venture in a star-crossed love, doomed by fate.

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Each chapter of the movie, named after the main characters, wants to show the new life they now have together. This life will soon fade, leaving behind a melancholic memory of an evanescent feeling, that the audience can also find in the blurry frames, immersed in neon lights and jazz rhapsodies. The impressionism and the underground atmosphere resulting from the movie, produced by Jim Jarmush, melt with Bertolucci’s echoes of purifying sex scenes of two “trapped” souls. The actors’ bodies of Lucie Lucas and Anton Yelchin (to whom the movie is dedicated, due to his untimely demise) are concrete symbols of a love destined to remain a faint memory lost in time: Mati’s fleshy lips and soft shapes are in contrast with Jake’s sinewy and oaky build, not far from the representations of Egon Schiele; in fact, the two main characters are locked in an “Embrace” and they wish it to never end. But the pretext of telling a fleeting and saving love ends up getting lost in excessive temporal shifts and protracted sex scenes, so the spectator risks to lose all the references and is pushed inside a bare apartment with candles and boxes.

Press conference: Gabriele Salvatores and his Cinque Pezzi Facili

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Article by: Giorgia Bertino

Translation by: Chiara Mutti, Giulia Epiro

Last but not least in the busy morning is the press conference with Gabriele Salvatores, guest director for the 34th edition of the TFF. He was inevitably asked about the Cinque Pezzi Facili, naming five films he chose to include in one of the sections of this year’s festival. His favorite feature, says the director, is undoubtedly Jules et Jim, both emotional and delicately evocative and also the loyal keeper of a young Salvatores’ memory, who from ordinary viewer became an aware cinéphile.

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Sully by Clint Eastwood

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Article by: Marco Bellani

Translation by: Silvia Cometti, Miriam Todesco

Almost ten years after “Gran Torino”, Clint Eastwood is back with another means of transport as a vehicle of ideas, stories, values. Then, it was a legendary Ford, symbol of national identity and anti-racism; now, it is the Airsways 1549 scheduled flight, driven by Captain Chelsey Sullenberger. Or, more simply and tenderly, it is like a “Cactus” flown by Sully in New York’s skies as if it were a kite.

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Antiporno by Sion Sono

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Article by: Mattia Capone

Translation by: Andreea Catana, Francesca Sala

Excessive, reckless, maverick, unscrupulous. But Sion Sono has also got flaws.

Before talking about  Antiporno, it might be better to explain what watching a movie by this incredible Japanese director really means.
Have you ever heard people saying “Asiatic movies are far too complex, I can’t understand them”? There you go, I’m sure that not even Asians can “understand” Sion. At least not at the first viewing.

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Opening press conference of the 34th TFF

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Article by: Marco Bellani

Translation by: Silvia Cometti

Every year, a colourful caravan comes to town to celebrate its major institution (cinema), in a jamboree where everybody is welcome, from the most unknown dreamer to the most renowned film critic. For its 34th edition, the Torino Film Festival flaunts an uncommon dress, purple as punk and black as a horror picture.
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