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BERLINALE 2004 Italy

Garrone & Co.

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Primo amore by Matteo Garrone, produced by Bim together with Medusa Film, is the film representing Italy in competition at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival. But Italian cinema is represented in all sections at the German festival: Mi piace lavorare [+see also:
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by Francesca Comencini, produced by Rai Cinema with Bim and Bianca Film is being shown as part of Panorama, and in the documentaries section, there’s Le ultime ore del Che by Romano Scavolini and In viaggio con il Che by Gianni Minà.

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The special events include a tribute to Ermanno Olmi, with Cantando dietro i paraventi [+see also:
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, and there’s also a screening of the film by Egidio Eronico, My father - Rua Alguem 5555, about the relationship between a young German and his old father, who’s a former Nazi officer (played by Charlton Heston).
There are also two Italian titles in the Forum section: Dopo mezzanotte [+see also:
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by Davide Ferrario and Il vento, di sera by Andrea Adriatico. The Italian co-productions include Tulse Luper Suitcases, Vaux to the Sea by Peter Greenaway, co-produced by the Institut Luce with support from the Turin Film Commission (a festival sponsor). Finally La volpe a tre zampe by Sandro Dionisio and the short film Racconto di guerra by Mario Amura are being shown at the Children’s Film Festival (KinderFilmFest).

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