FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA ITALIANO IN ISRAELE | 4-18/4
. Two historical documentaries close the review: 1938 DIversi, written and directed by Giorgio Treves on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the promulgation of the racial laws in Italy, and The sea of our history, written and directed by Giovanna Gagliardo to narrate the “particular relationship” between the Italian colonial memory in Libya and the memory of the” places of beauty and happiness “of many Italians who were born and lived there.
In the Classic Cinema section there are five films celebrating Anna Magnani: Campo de’ Fiori, directed by Mario Bonnard (1943); Vulcano, directed by William Dieterle (1950); Bellissima, directed by Luchino Visconti (1951); Risate di gioia, directed by Mario Monicelli (1960) and Mamma Roma, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1962).
A few months after his death, Cinema Italia 2019 dedicates a special tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci, one of the most representative and internationally known Italian directors, screening Il Conformista (1970), from the novel by Alberto Moravia
The 6th edition of Cinema Italia 2019 presents a program divided into two sections: a Contemporary Cinema section with some of the best Italian films released in 2018 and a Classic Cinema section with a tribute to Anna Magnani, one of the greatest female performers in cinema history and a symbol actress of Italian cinema.
In the Contemporary Cinema section, alongside established directors such as Stefano Mordini, who with The invisible witness has the honor of opening the festival, and Paolo Virzì, who in Notti magiche pays tribute to the glorious tradition of Italian cinema n the sixthies in Rome, with echoes almost Fellini, we find absolute newcomers like the twins Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo who in Terra dell’Abbastanza tell how easy it is to become addicted to evil, and Margherita Ferri who turned her Zen on thin ice “in a week of fatigue and snow”. After winning the Golden Anchor Competition at the last Haifa Film Festival Director Laura Bispuri returns to Israel with My daughter, while Sulla mia pelle, directed by Alessio Cremonini, is the thrilling tale of the last days of life of Stefano Cucchi and the week that changed his family’s life forever.
In Capri-Revolution, director Mario Martone talks about the growth path of a woman divided between different visions of the world in Capri at the begginig of the 20th century, while in a Sardinia sometimes bucolic, sometimes grotesque take place the events of The man who bought the moon, surreal comedy directed by Paolo Zucca