14 June 2024

Day 8 - Friday, June 14

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 at Biografilm comes unedited and intimate portraits of artists and musicians and documentaries with a strong social impact

Vivi Biografim with Giovanni Troilo, a review dedicated to the director and photographer active in the film, television and editorial world, returns with a new appointment. At 4 p.m., at Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese, Borromini and Bernini. Sfida alla perfezione will be screened. The director tells the story of the architectural revolution of a genius who forever changed the appearance of Rome, Borromini, of his artistic rivalry with Bernini and, above all, with himself. The screening, accessible to all, will be enhanced by the presence of the director.

At 6:45 p.m. programming continues at Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese with Life Is Beautiful by Mohamed Jabaly. The filmmaker, stuck in Norway against his will, traces his struggle for his rights as a Palestinian and as a filmmaker. The film is a love letter to Gaza, Tromsø and the disruptive power of storytelling. The screening, organized in collaboration with Assopace Palestine (which will introduce the documentary) and Cantieri Meticci, is closed to children under 14 and accessible to TEEN season ticket holders.

BIOGRAFILM HERA THEATRE | Pop Up Cinema Arlecchino will host Kevin Macdonald's High & Low - John Galliano at 6:45 p.m. The Oscar-winning director offers a portrait of the facets and contradictions of the character of Galliano, among the fashion world's most innovative designers, presenting the man behind the genius and his quest for redemption.

At 7:15 p.m., at Cinema Lumière - Sala Mastroianni, it will be the turn of Spazzi. Una comunità in suborbita, first film by Dario Miale, Giorgio Di Palma and Giuseppe Calamunci Manitta, presented in its world premiere. The film tells what happens in August 2017 in Grottaglie, a small town capable of touching the universe, when the construction of Europe's first spaceport is announced. The Sano/Sano art collective with a group of supporters builds a rocket and forms a crew ready to fly. In the movie theater the filmmakers will be present.

The eighth night of the festival promises to be very rich. At 9 p.m., Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese will screen Marching in the Dark, first film by Kinshuk Surjan. The filmmaker traces the struggle of Sanjivani, a young widow in rural India, who, by joining a local support group, finds her voice and cautiously paves her way to the future. The screening, organized in collaboration with Period Think Tank, will be enhanced by the director's presence.

At 9:30 p.m., at Cinema Lumière - Sala Mastroianni, on program Una vita all'assalto by Paolo Fazzini and Francesco Principini. More than 30 years after Assalti Frontali's rap debut, leader Luca Mascini (Militant A) recounts the group's unstoppable desire to make music and change the world. In the movie theater the directors, the lead Militant A and producers Manetti Bros and Pier Giorgio Bellocchio will be present.

The outdoor location of the Chiostro del Complesso di Santa Cristina “della Fondazza” will host, at 9:30 p.m., 27 Storeys by Bianca Gleissinger, who will be present at the screening. The filmmaker, in her first film, meets the eccentric people who inhabits and offers an in-depth view of the social ecosystem of Vienna's Alterlaa residential park, where she herself grew up, 27 Storeys for 10,000 people.

Finally, at 9:45 p.m., Kaouther Ben Hania's Les Filles d'Olfa (Quattro figlie) will be screened at BIOGRAFILM HERA THEATRE | Pop Up Cinema Arlecchino. The director, enacting an unusual cinematic device, recounts the life of Olfa, a Tunisian woman and mother of four daughters, who oscillates between shadow and light, especially after the disappearance of her two eldest daughters. In the movie theater the director and producer Nadim Cheikhrouha will be present.

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