Carlo Chatrian to head Berlin Film Fest
According to the German media, including daily newspaper B. Z. Berlin, the Berlin Film Festival has appointed Italy's Carlo Chatrian as its new Artistic Director. Chatrian, head of Locarno since 2013, will replace Dieter Kosslick, who has directed the Berlinale since 2001. In recent years, Kosslick has been subject to many criticism. Last year, a group of 79 German directors signed an open letter on the Spiegel asking for a new start with a "prominent figure, passionate of cinema with outstanding international contacts, and able to take the Berlinale to the level of Cannes and Venice." Kosslick's appointment expires on 31 May 2019. No comment from his team at present.
Documentary director Stefano Savona - author of Samouni Road, winner of the Oeil d'Or for Best Documentary in Cannes this year - will attend the 29th edition of FID Marseille, starting on July 10th.
The 64th Taormina Film Festival is taking place from July14 to 20 this year. Produced and organized by Videobank, the festival is directed by Silvia Bizio and Gianvito Casadonte.
A celebratrion for Martin Scorsese, guest of honor at “Il cinema ritrovato” film festival. Under the silver screen set up in a fully-booked Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, the director introduced the screening of Raging Bull, his 1980 masterpiece dedicated to Italo-American boxer Jake LaMotta and starring Robert De Niro.
By displaying a special attention on women and cinema, the Pesaro Film Festival, headed by Pedro Armocida, aims to challenge current perspectives on the issue.