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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Rome Film Festival To Honor Italian Cinema Masters Gillo Pontecorvo and Federico Fellini

A scene from Gillo Pontecorvo's Kapò
The 2019 Rome Film Festival will feature a homage to Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo on the 100th anniversary of his birth with Cineteca di Bologna's restoration of one of his masterpieces, Kapò. Released sixty years ago in 1959, the film is set during the Holocaust and follows a prisoner (Susan Strasberg) as she works with her Nazi captors in order to survive. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language film in 1961.

The lineup will also feature the restored version of Fellini's Satyricon, the visionary reinvention of the Petronius classic, which was released fifty years ago in 1969.

The Rome Film Festival will be held October 17 - 27. Click here for more information.

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