A journey into the world of cinema. 30 works and more than 40 guests including directors, actors and cultural personalities arrive from over 10 countries for the eleventh edition of Venice to Naples. The extended cinema, the film festival conceived and directed by Antonella Di Nocera, which welcomes for 6 days, from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 October 2021, the new narratives from the 78th Venice Film Festival. At the center of the program: films from France, Spain, Russia, Bolivia, Romania, Syria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Taiwan and other countries with their unprecedented horizons, particular attention to the gaze of the authors and female themes, independent titles to succeed the limits of ordinary distribution and exclusive encounters capable of going beyond geographical and cultural boundaries. There are 7 cinemas that host screenings and meetings. Headquarters il Astra cinema in the historic center of Naples (Via Mezzocannone, 109) with events also at the Institut Français Naples, Cinema Vittoria in Aversa, Magic Vision in Casalnuovo, Casa del Popolo in Ponticelli, Cinema La Perla in Bagnoli and Teatro Ricciardi in Capua.
The event is organized by Parallelo 41 Produzioni with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, the Campania Region and the Campania Region Film Commission, in collaboration with the 78th Venice International Film Festival, University of Naples “Federico II”, Institut Français Naples, Goethe-Institut, Cervantes, Confucius.
Tuesday 19th opening day starting at 3pm with 4 films at the Astra cinema. Official inauguration at 7 pm with the greetings of Prof. Matteo Lorito, Rector of the University of Naples Federico II and Rosanna Romano, Director General for Cultural Policies and Tourism of the Campania Region, followed by the screening of the film They Carry Death , guests Spanish directors Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado, present the film Anna Masecchia. Special event with Mario Martone at 9 pm with the screening of Qui rido io. The director presents the film with the director of the event.
Among the protagonists of the six days of cinema, the director Audrey Diwan and the actress Anamaria Vartolomei who bring to Naples the film that won the Golden Lion in Venice The Choice of Anne – L’événement (Sunday 24 October at 9 pm, Cinema Astra) , introduce Antonella Di Nocera and the Consul General of France in Naples Laurent Burin des Roziers.
The winners of the “Authors Under 40” competition, a prize for young female talents, established this year for the first time at the Lido from “Venezia a Napoli” and dedicated to the prematurely deceased director Valentina Pedicini, are awaited in the city. On Wednesday 20 the prizes for best director ex aequo will be awarded to the Russian Ekaterina Selenkina for Detours and to the Kosovan Kaltrina Krasniqi for Vera Dreams of the Sea, on Friday 22 the award for best screenplay to the Romanian Monica Stan for the film Imaculat (Leone del Futuro a Venice) in the presence of the Pedicini family.
Among the other guests with many award-winning and preview works: Eric Gravel with À plein temps (Best Directed Horizons), Elisa Fuksas with the director of the Giornate degli Autori Gaia Furrer for her documentary Senza fine on the life of Ornella Vanoni, the actors Massimiliano Gallo and Marina Confalone with the writer and screenwriter Maurizio de Giovanni for the film The Great Silence by Alessandro Gassmann, Stefano Sardo with A relationship, Maddalena Stornaiuolo, author of the short film Coriandoli, Alessandro Cassigoli and Casey Kauffman, directors of Californie, Chiara Marotta and Loris Giuseppe Nese for the short film Il turno, Andrea Segre for Welcome Venice, Ameer Fakher Eldin with the film Al Garib (Edipo Re Award), Ciro De Caro director of Giulia, Gianluca Matarrese and his La dernière séance, Matteo Tortone with Mother Lode, Daniele De Michele and the documentary Naviganti, Chiara Caterina author of L’incanto and Catherine McGilvray for Fellini and the shadow.
To enrich the program, the vision of exclusive titles for “Venice in Naples”, a unique opportunity to see valuable works, awarded in Venice, not distributed in the hall, such as El gran movimiento by Kiro Russo (Special Award of the Orizzonti Jury) and Pilgrims by Laurynas Bareisa (Horizons Award for Best Film).
“The cinema in the hall as a sharing event – declares Antonella Di Nocera – has always been the characteristic of this review and of other moments dedicated to the seventh art curated by Parallelo 41, but starting again after the online edition of 2020 has an extraordinary flavor. When we returned to Cinema Astra, after almost two years, the posters of the 2019 edition were still intact. It was like opening a casket that emanated magic. Yes, no, the rumors of the audience in the hall, the footsteps of the spectators in the hall, the music of the credits that remain in the heart as you leave the hall. We want to return to all this and ensure that there is a place dedicated to the culture of cinema in Naples. This review in its extended sense is the hope for a culture that spreads and settles with a force from the center to the peripheries and vice versa ”.
“Venice in Naples. Extended cinema ”is curated by Parallelo 41 Produzioni with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture, the Campania Region and the Campania Region Film Commission, in collaboration with the 78th Venice International Film Festival, University of Naples“ Federico II “, Coinor, Institut Français Naples, Goethe-Institut Naples, Instituto Cervantes Naples, Istituto Confucius Naples, MANN – National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Arci Movie, Venice Days, International Critics’ Week in Venice, Cinema Vittoria, Cinema Very modern, Mobydick, Pigrecoemme, with the patronage of the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Academy of Fine Arts of Naples, University of Naples “Suor Orsola Benincasa”.
TICKETS AND RESERVATIONS
ON LINE on the website www.azzurroservice.net
– Single ticket € 4 (including seat reservation)
– Subscription € 25 euros (for films from Astra and the French Institute)
– Free student accreditation (for films at Astra and the French Institute / except Tuesdays 19 at 9pm and Sun 24 at 9pm)
NB – Prices do not include agency and presale rights. Seat reservation is mandatory for everyone
IN ALL THE ROOMS
Tickets for single screenings € 4 (box office opens 30 min. Before the shows)
Entrance is allowed only with the presentation of a valid green pass
IN PHOTO: Mario Martone Credits The Venice Biennale – Photo ASAC ph Jacopo Salvi
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