From the film A Streetcar Named Desire to the Godfather: the icon of Marlon Brando. And then the 100 years of the director Dino Risi, starting from the restored film "Il sorpasso”, his cult movie.
The Cineteca di Bologna is ready to raise the curtain on Piazza Maggiore: over 50 nights of great cinema with Sotto le stelle del cinema, an event capable of gathering thousands of people in front of a big screen showing the famous classical films of cinema history or the proposals of the most interesting recent productions. Screenings start at 10 pm and admission is free.
Sotto le stelle del cinema - promoted by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna as part of the summer calendar of events bè bolognaestate 2016, is going to open its 2016 edition on Saturday, June 18th with the new documentary specially made by Giorgio Diritti to celebrate the Ninth centenary of Comune di Bologna foundation. Screenings in Piazza Maggiore will then go on till August 15th included.
Besides the retrospectives dedicated to Marlon Brando and Dino Risi, the 30th edition ofIl Cinema Ritrovatofestival (25 June - 2 July) represents the heart of the cinema summer season in Piazza Maggiore. A first step towards the Festival is the restored Amarcordby Federico Fellini, on Sunday June 19th.
On Tuesday, June 21st the first special night dedicated to Dino Risi, with the film Il Sorpasso, restored by the laboratory L'Immagine Ritrovata. Other Risi's films are scheduled in August. On Thursday, June 23rd a French atmosphere will spread in Piazza Maggiore with the George Bizet's Carmenin the Francesco Rosi's cinema version and with the performance of the famous basso Ruggero Raimondi. He will be the special guest of the event, together with Nicolas Seydoux of Gaumont and Frédérique Bredin, president of Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC). In fact, this year Fête du Cinema (opening in France on June 26th) will have an Italian prologue in Bologna.
On the occasion of the inauguration of Lumière! L’invenzione del cinematografo (Spazio Sottopasso in Piazza Re Enzo), the night of Friday, June 24th will be dedicated to the Lumière brothers, with a selection of their films, commentated by the exhibition curator Thierry Fremaux.
Saturday, June 25th is the opening day of the festival Il Cinema Ritrovato: 400 films from the morning to night, in 5 different cinemas, and every night in Piazza Maggiore. Here, among the others, Charlie Chaplin's “Modern times” to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the film. The live performance of Orchestra del Teatro Comunale will accompany the event.
A lot of nowadays cinema is also in the programme. A particular attention will be paid to the director, producer and actress Valeria Golino, jury member of the of the last Festival of Cannes. Between July and August the great Marlon Brando will be the protagonist again, while Dino Risi's films will close Sotto le stelle del cinema in August.