Today starts the 48th International Film Festival in Pesaro (click here for the programme)
Among other events:
The movies, the world, the “moral look” by Nanni Moretti. The Special Event, in the 2012 edition, will be devoted to this author in a journey across the past decades of our “national” film-making tradition: from the 70’s to the new Millennium; a director who has always managed to explain – and to anticipate – the history of our former “Bel Paese” (Beautiful Country).
Among the 7 movies competing this year, echoes by Tarantino, Cassavetes and Nouvelle Vague for works that will be judged by Antonietta De Lillo, Francesca Inaudi and Boris Sollazzo.
Tribute to the German New Cinema 50 years after the Oberhausen Manifesto, with works by Herzog, Straub, Reitz, Kluge and many others.
AvantFestival (yesterday): Quintosole (Fifth Sun) di Marcellino de Baggis e Musi neri (Black faces) di Filippo Biagianti. The latter being a documentary on Italian miners who left our Province to go and work in Belgium (out of 262 dead people in the Marcinelle tragedy in 1956, 136 were Italians and 9 of them were coming from the Province of Pesaro and Urbino). I managed to go and see Black faces yesterday. Very touching.
Movie lovers of the world, unite!