A large film library, festivals and events as well as world-class restoration and conservation centres. The seventh art made Bologna its home.
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Bologna owes Pier Paolo Pasolini a lot. Poet, narrator, essayist, film maker and playwright, he was one of the most acute and profound observer of our time.
In 1922 Pier Paolo Pasolini was born in Bologna, in this street, he was an Italian film director and intellectual, a symbol of the rediscovery and development of the identity of the Italian homosexual community.
Cineteca di Bologna is located in the ex-Manifattura Tabacchi. Most of the activities offered by the Cineteca take place in Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini, the area where the municipal slaughterhouse used to be, thus creating a kind of audiovisual “cittadella” (a little city).
A plaque at the corner between via Cartoleria and via S. Stefano commemorates the birth of Gino Cervi on 3rd May 1901.
Every week it is possible to buy directly from the producer: season fruits and vegetables, bread and bakery products, hams and salamis, poultry, jams, cheese, pasta, beer and wine.
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Manifattura delle Arti (Arts Factory) covers an area of 100,000 square m. It was the city's port between the Renaissance and the 19th century, and with its canals, it was also the mercantile and manufacturing heart of Bologna's economy until the end of the 17th century.
The film which launches Bologna as an architectural set at a national level is Hanno rubato un tram (They stole a tram) (1954). The comedy, directed by and starring in the lead role Aldo Fabrizi, is shot in a black and white tonality which enhances the monumental scenery of the town.