Paolo Virzì and the Italy of the Knight – Chronicle

Paolo Virzì and the Italy of the Knight – Chronicle
Paolo Virzì and the Italy of the Knight – Chronicle

Once again the cinema gives voice and face to reality, often re-reading it ironically. ‘Ferie d’agosto’, the film signed by Paolo Virzì in 1996 is a perfect example. Screened tonight in Piazza Maggiore and at the LunettArena at 9.45 pm after the restoration of the Cineteca (in collaboration with RTI-Mediaset and Infinity +) at the L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, it is a cross-section of Italy from ‘just yesterday’, exemplified by two groups family members …

Once again the cinema gives voice and face to reality, often re-reading it ironically. ‘Ferie d’agosto’, the film signed by Paolo Virzì in 1996 is a perfect example. Screened tonight in Piazza Maggiore and at the LunettArena at 9.45 pm after the restoration of the Cineteca (in collaboration with RTI-Mediaset and Infinity +) at the L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, it is a cross-section of Italy from ‘just yesterday’, exemplified by two groups different family members on holiday in Ventotene. It will be told by the director himself, present on stage.

“To understand the film today – explains Virzì – we must remember that it was written precisely in the year of Silvio Berlusconi’s descent into the field, which in fact split Italy in two. Francesco Bruni and I tried to make a joke of this, also inserting moments of self-singing with respect to friends who already saw our country destined for a kind of desperate decline. In short, we would have ended up subjugated by the television regime that would have wiped out even the great culture and social humanism of the left. Italy of karaoke and Colpo Grosso against Italy of ‘Unity’ and commitment “.

But the program of this long cinematic summer runs, and already today at the Lumière cinema there are the first tastings of the Cinema Ritrovato (scheduled from 20 to 27 July), with documentaries dedicated to the history of cinema: it starts at 18 with the

new documentary by Yves Jeuland, ‘Charlie Chaplin, le génie de la liberté’ which is already surprising for the length (almost two and a half hours) and then for the perspective offered on the British actor and director. It is in fact a biographical and chronological story, but which is supported by a perfect interweaving of films, music and text. Tomorrow it will continue at 6.30 pm, with ‘Conversation avec Romy Schneider’ by Patrick Jeudy. Here the actress, at the height of her fame, confides in a woman: Alice Schwarzer, the most combative German feminist of those years. “I want the

your article amazes everyone “, repeats Schneider. And she retraces her life, from her mother Magda, an actress adulated under the Third Reich, to her debut in cinema and her love with Delon. The fragments of that night will be put back together by Jeudy 40 years after.

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