A NY welcome for Italian cinema
06/03/2003 - Italy is sending a large contingent of films and directors to the 32nd edition of New Directors/ New Films, the world-famous review organised by the Lincoln Center Film Society and MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) from 26 March to 26 April.
Created as a showcase for coming new filmmaking talents, this year Italian cinema will be represented by Angela [trailer] by Roberta Torre, The Embalmer by Matteo Garrone and Respiro [trailer] by Emanuele Crialese, all of which were released with resounding success in France. They will be joined by The Angel on the Right by Djamshed Usmonov, co-produced by Italy’s Rai Cinema and Fabrica.
Since 1972, the Lincoln Center, a hallowed institution with New York intellectuals, has introduced American audiences to a good number of Italian filmmakers, including Pupi Avati, Nanni Moretti and Silvio Soldini. This year, the organisers have a surprise in store for Lincoln Center regulars. For the third consecutive year and in collaboration with Italia Cinema, the agency for the promotion of Italian cinema at home and abroad, the Centre will host a review called Open Roads, which will run from 30 May to 12 June, and will feature the best and most recent Italian productions.