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Emilia-Romagna at Festival de Cannes 2019

Marco Bellocchio in competition, the Cineteca di Bologna in Cannes Classics, the ER Film Commission at the Italian Pavilion

The cinema of Emilia-Romagna could not miss the Festival de Cannes, and attends in different guises.

Director Marco Bellocchio is in competition with Il Traditore (The Traitor). In a film different from the ones with more intimist themes he is accustomed to, Bellocchio -fascinated by ‘that’ point of view-  has made inquiries about ‘the character’ Buscetta who did not consider himself a repentant mafioso, about the reasons of his betrayal, and his relation with Judge Giovanni Falcone.
Starring Marco Favino, the film is produced by the Bolognese Ibc Movie-Kavac Film with Rai Cinema.

In Cannes Classics, here are the films restored by the Cineteca di Bologna and L’Immagine Ritrovata: two masterpieces former winners at Cannes - Miracolo a Milano (Miracle in Milan) by Vittorio De Sica, the Gran Prix-Palm d’Or of 1951, and Easy Rider by Dennis Hopper, awarded as first work in 1969 and today turning 50 and celebrated by the Festival together with its co-writer, co-producer and lead actor, Peter Fonda.

L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratories in Bologna and Paris have also been involved in the restoration of Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned) by Luis Buñuel, Toni by Jean Renoir, Diary of a Nurse by Tao Jin, The Doors by Oliver Stone, and La prima notte di quiete (The Professor / Indian Summer) by Valerio Zurlini, another unforgettable master of the cinema ‘branded’ Emilia-Romagna.

To confirm this ‘vocation’ and the love for the Seventh Art this region has always cultivated, the Emilia-Romagna Film Commission is in Cannes, at the Italian Pavilion, not only for consultancy services and meetings, but also to promote ‘a summer of cinema from Bologna to Riccione’, introducing the events Il Cinema Ritrovato festival, Biografilm Festival and the film series Cinè.


Festival de Cannes 2019

Cineteca di Bologna

L’Immagine Ritrovata

Emilia-Romagna Film Commission

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