Italian Cinema in Belgrade
Love and Bullets by Antonio and Marco Manetti opened this year's Italian Film Festival at the Yugoslavian cinemateque in Belgrade. The event has been organized within the first edition of "Making Cinema - Italian Film Week in the World", the initiative promoted by Maeci and aiming to support Italian cinema abroad thanks to the diplomatic-consular network and the Italian institutes of culture. The event includes nine films selected by Paolo Minuto. Carlo Lo Cascio, Italian ambassador in Belgrade, attended the opening ceremony and underlined the great vitality of the cultural collaboration between Italy and Serbia. The festival is made possible thanks to the collaboration between the Italian institute of culture in Belgrade and the Yugoslavian cinemateque. All films will be screen in their original version with Serbian subtitles.
Among the guests of the opening night, Ljuba Jovicevic who is among the protagonists of Strane straniere, another film featured in the program. This year's guest of honor is Alessandro Bertolazzi, renowned Italian make-up artist and Oscar winner in 2017 for Suicide Squad.
La Biennale di Venezia and ANICA, with the Italian Institute of Culture and the Embassy of Italy, will bring a selection of Italian films from the 74. Venice Film Festival to China. The first edition of “From Venice to China – Following the Silk Road” will open on June 28th in Beijing. Two days later, it will open in Shanghai too, and will be on until July 8th.
Partnering with the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, Luce Cinecittà presents a complete retrospective on the Luchino Visconti, following the programs on Marcello Mastroianni in 2017 and Anna Magnani in 2016.
Within a few days of each other, Italian cinema will land both in North and South America, in two global metropolises such as New York and Buenos Aires.
Marco Bellocchio is back to London for the first complete retrospective on his work. “Satire and Morality: the Cinema of Marco Bellocchio” will be held from July 1 to 31, and is organized by Istituto Luce Cinecittà, BFI, and Italian Institute of Culture.