St. Petersburg pays homage to Marco Tullio Giordana
Running until December 31st,
the Made in Italy Association and the Italian Institute of Culture in St. Petersburg
pays homage to the work of Marco Tullio Giordana. The initiative is part
of the events that Made in Italy organizes with the Ministry of Culture to
promote Italian cinema abroad. It was supposed to take place physically but,
due to the pandemic, it will eventually be held online only.
The screenings are introduced by a pre-recorded
interview with Giordana who goes through the key steps of his artistic career,
touching in particular on the selected titles: One Hundred Steps, The Best
of Youth, Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy, Lea. The films will be accessible
for free and subtitled in Russian. The event is also dedicated to the late Paola
Cioni, director of the Italian Institute of Culture in St. Petersburg, who
passed away on November 8th while working on this homage.
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