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A globe-trotting Spring for Italian cinema


Many Italian productions are about to travel the world from festival to festival this month.
Private by Saverio Costanzo and the Italian coproduction Hotel Rwanda [+see also:
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by Terry George will be presented at the Amnesty International Film Festival which takes place in Amsterdam from the 9th to the 13th of March.
Vento di terra by Vincenzo Marra, will be screened simultaneously in three festivals : Mar del Plata (10th-20th March) in Argentina (together with two other Italian coproductions : L’angelo della spalla destra by Djamshed Usmonov and Ingannevole è il cuore più di ogni cosa by Asia Argento), the Cleveland International Film Festival in the United-States (together with Certi bambini by the Frazzi brothers), and the Mexican festival of Guadalajara (11th-18th March).

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For the Tiburon Int’l Film Festival in California (11th-17th March), three films were chosen : Evilenko by David Grieco, I nostri 30 anni - Generazioni a confronto by Giovanna Taviani, and L’isola by Costanza Quatriglio.
As for È già ieri by Giulio Manfredonia andI tre volti del terrore by Sergio Stivaletti, they will represent Italy at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (11th-26th March). Further East, three Italian coproductions are scheduled for the Hong-Kong Film Festival (22d March-6th April) : parts II and III of Le valige di Tulse Luper by Peter Greenaway, and La Niña Santa by Lucrecia Martel.

It is also worth pointing out that three Italian features have been selected for New Directors/New Films which takes place in New York from the 23d of March until the 3d of April : Certi bambini by Andrea and Antonio Frazzi, Primo amore by Matteo Garrone, and Private by Saverio Costanzo. Other Italian productions are on tour. Ballo a tre passi by Salvatore Mereu and Il Miracolo by Edoardo Winspeare were both scheduled for the Italian Night organised in Madrid from the 30th to the 31st. L’ora di religione by Marco Bellocchio andHijos by Marco Bechis will be presented in Riga for the European Film Festival (30th March-3d April). Finally, the Febiofest in Prague (31st March-8th April) will pay a special tribute to Ermanno Olmi by screening 16 films, including the recent Tickets.
Italy will of course also attend the 7th Italian Film Festival in Ajaccio, Corsica whichpresents, from the 25th of March to the 2d of April, the most recent Italian productions.

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(Translated from Italian)

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