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Biografilm Festival 2016

From: 10/06/2016 - To: 20/06/2016

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Poker of talents for Biografilm Festival. A preview of the new films by Werner Herzog, Yo-Yo Ma, Marina Abramovic and Penelope Cruz.
Twelfth edition of Biografilm Festival (10-20 June) that this year dedicates one of its most important sections to the theme The Brand New World – Describing the digital civilization.

The main film of this section is LO AND BEHOLD – REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD by the great Werner Herzog, whose preview is arriving in Bologna after the presentation at Locarno on March 13th.
The section Biografilm Arte will feature the screening of THE SPACE IN BETWEEN: MARINA ABRAMOVIC AND BRAZIL by Marco Del Fiol. A little bit road movie and a little bit spiritual thriller, this is the story of Abramovic travel in Brazil, which soon becomes an insight journey among memories, sorrow and past personal experiences.
In the section dedicated to music, the Italian preview THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE is scheduled. Directed by the Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville, this documentary tells about the legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his Ensemble. Its European preview at Berlinale was warmly welcomed by the audience.

Following the last two editions of Biografilm Europa, this year the section dedicated to the best European biographic cinema is going to present the Italian preview of Julio Medem’s new film MA MA (Los Amantes del Círculo Polar The Lovers of the Arctic Circle  / Lucía y el sexo), masterly performed by Penelope Cruz.

Jury presidents of the 12th edition of Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives are: Hussain Currimbhoy  INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY; Daniel Marquet – French producer of the award-winning The Brand New Testament, DEBUT FILM JURY,  and Andrea Segre BIOGRAFILM ITALIA JURY.

Special guest of the Festival is the Bulgarian actress Margita Gosheva.
The actor Gael García Bernal will be awarded with the Celebration of Life Award and will present Ambulante Festival | Gira de Documentales, the documentary festival he founded in Messico.
Luca Marinelli, the actor performing the Zingaro in Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot, will give a Masterclass for the new educational project Biografilm School promoted by Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna and Biografilm Festival (read more biografilm.it/2016/bioschool). The Masterclass will be introduced by the Claudio Caligari’s film Non essere cattivo.
Luciano De Crescenzo will join Biografilm to present the world première of the documentary based on his career Così parlò De Crescenzo, by Antonio Napoli.
The Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov will attend the festival section Biografilm Europa with the film The Student, after the world debut at Cannes Festival - Un Certain Regard.

The appointment with BIO PARCO is back too at Parco del Cavaticcio, from June 1st to 21st. Three weeks of concerts open to the public, with guests such as  Marta sui Tubi (1 June), the singer and song-writer  Nada (10 June), the jazz player Enrico Rava (12 June),  Calcutta (14 June), the Mexican group Sonido Gallo Negro (16 June), and Iosonouncane (17 June). PROGRAMME BIO PARCO 2016

Biografilm Festival is the first international event fully dedicated to biographies and life tales. In these twelve years, it has become the connecting and reference point of storytellers and enthusiasts, also devoting a large interest in biopic and documentaries.

Biografilm Festival and Bio Parco are both part of the summer programme of events  bè bolognaestate 2016, promoted and coordinated by Comune di Bologna.


Further information and updates on www.biografilm.it

  • From: 10/06/2016
  • To: 20/06/2016

Biografilm Festival - International Celebration of Lives  is organized under the patronage and with the support of Assessorato alla Cultura della Regione Emilia Romagna, and the main partnership of Unipol Gruppo Finanziario.
With the patronage and support of Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Comune di Bologna, Cineteca di Bologna, del MAMbo – Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Bologna, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, della Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Legacoop Bologna, Rappresentanza in Italia della Commissione Europea, and Parlamento Europeo. With the partnership of Gruppo Hera, Lufthansa, and Birrificio Indipendente Elav.

Biografilm  is part of  Bologna Contemporanea  the  network of Bologna Contemporary Festivals (BilBOlBul - Future Film Festival - XING Live Arts Week - Angelica Festival Internazionale di musica - Biografilm Festival -  Gender Bender)

Biografilm Festival 2016