Films from the 70th Venice Festival in Beirut
- Sacro GRA by Gianfranco Rosi and others: for the first time Italian films from the festival will be at the centre of the Lebanese capital, on February 20-25, 2014
“Venice Cinema in Beirut”, organised by the Venice Biennale – presided over by Paolo Baratta, together with the Italian Culture Institute in Lebanon – kicked off today and will run through Tuesday, February 25.
Four Italian films in the official 70th Venice Film Festival selection, directed by Alberto Barbera, will be presented at the Empire Sofil Metropolis - Acharafieh in the Lebanese capital.
On Friday 21 February, Via Castellana Bandiera [+see also:
interview: Emma Dante
film profile] by Emma Dante (in competition in Venice) will be screened with the presence of its star Elena Cotta who will be meeting the public, who won a Coppa Volpi at the festival for best female performance.
La prima neve [+see also:
film profile] by Andrea Segre (Horizons) will screen on Monday, February 24. Closing the event on Tuesday, February 25 will be Sacro GRA [+see also:
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile] by Gianfranco Rosi, the Golden Lion winning film at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival.
Other initiatives have been undertaken in the past by the Biennale to promote Italian films abroad: in 2005 in Brazil, in 2006 in Russia, in 2009 in China, in 2012 in Korea. Films from the 70th edition of the film festival have already been screened in 2013 in Brazil and Korea. More screenings will follow in China, Russia and for the first time, in Croatia and Singapore.
(Translated from Italian)
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