The extravaganza kicks off on May 17 with a career retrospective dedicated to the incomparable Marcello Mastroianni. According to filmlinc.com, a photo exhibit, will be on view in the Walter Reade Theater’s Furman Gallery throughout the festival. The exhibit features newly discovered color photos from behind the scenes of the black-and-white masterpiece, shot by the late Paul Ronald and accompanied by recollections from the film’s co-star Anouk Aimée. Among the films to be shown in the retrospective, which runs through May 31 are Federico Fellini's Divorzio all’italiana Divorce Italian Style) and Ettore Scola's Una giornata particolare) just to name a few. Click here to see the complete lineup.
Then June 1 kicks off the 17th edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema. I've been attending since the very first edition in 2001, so this is my most anticipated annual event. Cpening night selection is the New York premiere of Edoardo De Angelis’s Indivisible, the story of two teenage conjoined twins facing an emotional decision when a doctor claims that he can separate them.
This year’s edition showcases 13 additional titles, all North American or New York premieres, including Pierfrancesco Diliberto’s In guerra per amore (, ; Federica Di Giacomo’s exorcism documentary Liberami (Deliver), which won the Orizzonti Prize at last year’s Venice Film Festival; Irene Dionisio's Le ultime cose (Pawn Street) Andrea De Sica's coming of age story I figli della notte (Children of the Night) Alessandro Aronadio's Orecchie (Ears), Marco Bellocchio's (Sweet Dreams) and Gianni Amelio's
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