Biografilm Art & Music

Stories that express all the love for art in its infinite and multiple nuances. Architectural landscapes and pioneers of feminist literature and beyond. Stories of courageous women each through their own art, stories of research and affirmation, stories of radical universes and utopias. Stories of light and memories, of media impact in Trump's America, from the streets of Tehran to Japan, passing through the Costa Smeralda and the living room of Iggy Pop.


And, Towards Happy Alleys

by Sreemoyee Singh (doc, India, 2023, 75') Italian PremiereDebut Film

An impassioned declaration of love for Iranian cinema and poetry, with which Sreemoyee Singh shows the precarious situation in which critics of the regime find themselves, and bears witness to the struggle of a fearless generation of women relentlessly demanding their civil liberties, oppressed by the censorship of the Islamic Republic.

13/06 - 20:45 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese


Ask the Sand

by Vittorio Bongiorno (doc, Italy, 2023, 72') World Premiere

The archive of a journey made in 2019 in search of utopia, brought back today in a world conditioned by the pandemic. Ask The Sand is the story of a father and son, Vittorio and Giulio, on the road in Arizona in search of Arcosanti, the city-utopia of architect Paolo Soleri.

14/06 - 19:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Mastroianni



by Carin Goeijers (doc, Netherlands, 2022, 82') International Premiere

Candy Dulfer is a world-renowned Dutch saxophonist who has performed with superstars such as Prince and Pink Floyd. When the pandemic broke out and she could no longer perform, concern for her parents' health and grief over missing children emerged. Now, Candy needs to reinvent herself in difficult times.

09/06 - 17:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Mastroianni


Erica Jong - Breaking the Wall

by Kaspar Kasics (doc, Switzerland, 2022, 96') Italian Premiere

With the worldwide success of Fear of Flying, New Yorker Erica Jong inspired the sexual liberation of women in the 1970s. She dared to put herself on the line, unafraid to speak out. She wanted to change the world and still does. With her story, her humour and her belief in the power of words.

10/06 - 21:30 - Chiostro del Complesso di Santa Cristina “della Fondazza”


Hello Dankness

by Soda Jerk (doc/fiction, Australia, 2022, 70') Italian PremiereDebut Film

Hello Dankness bears witness to the psychotropic spectacle of American politics from 2016 to 2021, and the mythologies and lore that have been entrenched around it. A tale in which hotdogs debate the culture wars, rubbish cans preach, zombies rally for revolution, and real events are repurposed as Broadway pieces.

12/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese


Hidden Letters

by Violet Du Feng, Qing Zhao (doc, China/USA/Norway/Germany, 2022, 86') Italian Premiere

Spanning between past and present, Hidden Letters follows two millennial Chinese women connected by their fascination of Nushu. the secret language of sisterhood. Influenced by the legacy of female solidarity passed on by Nushu, the two women try to protect it while asserting their independence in a modern patriarchal China.

12/06 - 21:30 - Chiostro del Complesso di Santa Cristina “della Fondazza”


Il padiglione sull'acqua

by Stefano Croci, Silvia Siberini (doc, Italy/Netherlands /UK, 2023, 77') World Premiere, Debut Film

The Pavilion on Water is a cinematic journey into the world of the late Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa and his passion for Japanese culture. Through the words of his son, some of his collaborators and a Japanese philosopher, the documentary tells the story of the artist and his search for the meaning of beauty.

15/06 - 18:30 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese


La bella addormentata

by Vanni Gandolfo (doc, Italy, 2023, 68') World Premiere

A journey into the story of the 1970s architectural project of the Costa Smeralda, of which the director has been a direct witness, the son of the engineer who gave birth to this artificial paradise. A sleeping paradise, awoken by a young prince.

13/06 - 18:30 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese 


Luci per Ustica 

by Luciano Manuzzi (doc, Italy, 2023, 54') World Premiere

The Lights for Ustica are 81 bulbs installed by the artist Christian Boltan-ski in the “Museo per la memoria di Ustica” in Bologna, in commemoration of the 81 victims of the DC9 tragedy that was shot down on 27 June 1980. They are also the lights that drove the legal case.

16/06 - 19:30 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Mastroianni


Radical Landscapes

by Elettra Fiumi (doc, Switzerland/Italy, 2022, 91') European PremiereDebut Film

A creative and personal documentary directed by Elettra Fiumi, daughter of one of the leading exponents of the Florentine Radical Architecture Movement, Fabrizio Fiumi, who died ten years ago. Radical Landscapes, establishing an intimate dialogue between father and daughter, celebrates the spirit of the founder of Gruppo 9999.

15/06 - 21:30 - Chiostro del Complesso di Santa Cristina “della Fondazza”


Tell Me Iggy

by Sophie Blondy (doc, France, 2022, 53') Italian Premiere

A documentary tracing the career of rock's Iguana, Iggy Pop. Thanks to the collaboration of his agent Alain Lahana, interviews by Antoine de Caunes, and other tributes from friends and family, director Sophie Blondy delivers an intimate portrait of a still-living legend, a dialogue between the man Jim and the icon Iggy.

13/06 - 18:15 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Mastroianni


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