The 5th edition of the Italian-Serbian Film Festival will be held from 17 to 25 October, in both locations of the Yugoslav Film Archive (Kinoteka) in Belgrade, in the presence of the public and in compliance with all prescribed health measures.
On the one hand, the Festival is dedicated to the new Italian cinema and will showcase 6 films from the new Italian production, while, on the other hand, it will be dedicated to the history of Italian cinema by honouring the renowned actor and film director, Alberto Sordi.
Sordi will be honoured through screenings of the films in which he played the leading role (from 21 to 25 October) and an extensive photo-exhibition dedicated to his long career.
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The Festival opens on Saturday 17 October at 7.00 pm at the Yugoslav Film Archive (1, Uzun Mirkova Street) with the exhibition on Alberto Sordi’s work and the screening of the film “Permette? Alberto Sordi”, a biographical film shot for television that recounts twenty years of Alberto Sordi’s life, from his debut to fame, with the extraordinary interpretation of Edoardo Pesce in the role of Sordi, who will be present at the opening of the Festival, together with the director of the film, Luca Manfredi, and the producer Sergio Giusani.
In the following days, Matteo Garrone’s “Pinocchio” will be screened. The film received 15 nominations for the 2020 edition of the David di Donatello Award, winning in five categories: Best Set Designer, Best Makeup Artist, Best Costume Designer, Best Hairstylist and Best Visual Special Effects.
Other screenings include “5 is the perfect number” (“5 è il numero perfetto”), directed by Igor Tuveri (alias Igort) with Toni Servillo and Valeria Golino in leading roles, “It’s for your good” (“E’ per il tuo bene”), directed by Rolando Ravello and starring Marco Giallini and Isabella Ferrari, “It never rains in Tor Bella Monaca” (“A Tor Bella Monaca non piove mai”), with Marco Bocci as the film’s director, “My Brother chases the Dinosaurs” (“Mio Fratello rincorre i Dinosauri”), directed by Stefano Cipani with Alessandro Gassman in the leading role, and “Waiting for the Barbarians” by Colombian director Ciro Guerra and produced by Italian Andrea Jervolino.
Finally, the Italy for Movies app will be presented; the new free application dedicated to Italian locations for film and audiovisual production.
The Festival is organized by the Excellence International Cultural Association in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade, the Yugoslav Film Archive, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Tourism (MIBACT), Luce-Cinecittà and the Experimental Cinematography Centre.
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