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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23/06/2018 - 1/07/2018 Bologna
32nd edition of the festival gathering cinema lovers from all over the world. Nine days of films from morning to late night, which make Bologna a paradise for cinephiles.
14/06/2018 - 21/06/2018 Bologna
Fourteenth edition of the film festival dedicated to new trends in the international documentary and fiction world.
29/05/2018 - 3/06/2018 Bologna
Twentieth edition of the first and most important event in Italy dedicated to technologies applied to animation, cinema, videogames and new media.
18/06/2018 - 15/08/2018 Piazza Maggiore
Nights of great cinema in Piazza Maggiore from 18th June to 15th August , with the film program proposed by Cineteca di Bologna.
21/04/2018 - 14/07/2018 Spazio e Immagini
A selection of 30 vintage print photographs by Giancolombo from the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival in the '50s and' 60s. Photo exhibition curated by Matteo Giacomelli.
15/06/2018 - 7/09/2018 Arena Puccini
From mid-June to the beginning of September (dates of 2018 edition to be confirmed) the open-air cinema in the park of DLF proposes the best of the latest cinema season, as well as conversations with directors and actors.
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.
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.
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.