CSC – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia will be present at the 79th. Venice Biennale International Film Festival with the following initiatives that will involve the two main areas of the CSC Foundation: the Cineteca Nazionale and the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema.
CSC - Cineteca Nazionale will present in the Venice Classics section with three world premiere restorations: "La voglia matta" by Luciano Salce, "La marcia su Roma" by Dino Risi and "Teresa la ladra" by Carlo Di Palma. The films will be an opportunity to remember Catherine Spaak, celebrate the centenary of the birth of Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi and Luciano Salce and pay tribute to Monica Vitti.
LA VOGLIA MATTA by LUCIANO SALCE (Italy, 1962, 110', B/W)
The film has been recently restored by CSC - Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with Compass Film S.r.l. along with full access to the original negative and sound.
4.45 pm in the Corinto room, in the presence of Emanuele Salce and Ricky Tognazzi.
One weekend, a forty-something Milanese industrialist, Antonio Berlinghieri, takes his Alfa "spider" to Pisa to find his son. Antonio runs into a (mischievous) sixteen-year-old, Francesca, who asks him for some gas to get her and her friends out of a tight spot. With a mix of personal amusement and an interest in Francesca, Antonio hits it off with the group of boys, who invite him to spend Sunday with them in a "chalet" by the sea. Whilst at the "chalet" he tries to fit in by highlights the subtle differences in taste and mentality that comes with age but is instead finds himself on the verge of ridicule. Antonio has a background of bourgeois hypocrisy, and struggles to understand the unscrupulousness of this group of young people, despite being fascinated by them at the same time. Even Francesca struggles to take him seriously, undecided between compassion and mockery: Antonio’s reaction, although alluring to Francesca, fails to convince her and she turns her attention to her peers. She grants Antonio a moment of intimacy, at night, on the beach. Then, at dawn, as she leaves with his friends, Antonio, alone once again and left with a bitter taste in his mouth resumes reflects on his experience and resumes the journey to Pisa.
LA MARCIA SU ROMA by DINO RISI (Italy, 1962, 94', B/W)
The film has been restored by CSC - Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with Luigi and Aurelio De Laurentiis' Filmauro, restored from the picture negative and sound.
It will be presented on Sunday 4 September, at 5.00 pm in the Corinto room, in the presence of Jacopo Gassman, Diletta D'Andrea Gassman and Ricky Tognazzi.
Domenico Rocchetti a First World War veteran, begs around town displaying a fake medal and boasting heroic deeds to unsuspecting passers-by. One day he meets his old captain who shames him for pretending to be a war hero, urging him to join the newly formed fascist party that he says cares about the fate of the veterans. During a rally in a country village, some of his comrades are beaten by the peasants in an area closely affiliated to the Communist Party. Fleeing the scene, Rocchetti meets a fellow veteran, Gavazza, who, a guest of his sister's family and with few prospects, agrees to follow Rocchetti and the fascists, enticed by the promise of land redistribution. During the violent clashes caused by the refuse worker strikes of Milan, which the fascists had replaced, Rocchetti and Gavazza are arrested and charged. Freed by a fascist decree they join a demonstration and march on Rome. The two, after some misadventures, slowly realize that the hopes they placed in the party are illusory and that the only weapon in the hands of their fellow comrades is violence and oppression. Following yet another serious case of fascist aggression, the two slip away, looking back into the crowd as it moves closer towards Rome.
TERESA LA LADRA by CARLO DI PALMA (Italy, 1973, 125', color)
The film has been restored by CSC - Cineteca Nazionale starting with full access to the original negative and sound courtesy of Minerva Pictures Group S.r.l.
It will be presented on Tuesday 6 September, at 4.45 pm in the Corinth room, in the presence of Adriana Chiesa di Palma and Valentina di Palma.
Teresa Numa, born into a large family in Anzio, is forced to leave her father's home and look for work. Left ten places in seven years, she ends up a lowly kitchen maid at the home of the station master, the cavalier Nardecchia, in Campo di Carne. Here she bears a son and several years later manages to marry Sisto, the father of the boy. Following the death of her husband, a staunch fascist, during the landing of the Allies in Sicily, Teresa moves to Rome, where she begins to live on her wits and joins a band of thieves and robbers. After some time in prison and as the country’s ‘Liberation’ approaches Teres tries her luck, in vain, firstly in Livorno, then Genoa and finally Milan. Back in Rome, she ends up in prison once again and then a sanitarium where she cosies up first to Tonino Santità, driver of a minister, and then to the thief Ercoletto. Discharged from the asylum, now older and physically spent, she returns to Anzio to savor a last fragment of illusory happiness in the flowery fields where she played as a child.
In the context of 37. International Critics' Week, in the SIC@SIC section dedicated to short films, will be presented in competition "Reginetta" by Federico Russotto (in the running for the Student Academy Awards, the Oscar awards dedicated to students, with the previous short "L'Avversario") and "Resti" by Federico Fadiga.
"Reginetta", starring Chiara Ferrara and written by Mattia Caprilli, Francesca Nozzolillo and Federico Russotto himself, is a tale of illusion and disenchantment. A dark fairy tale where beauty is both blessing and curse. Reginetta is a young peasant woman who is faced with the real possibility of climbing the social ladder. However, to attain such a reality requires confronting the harsh and immovable reality that confronts her best efforts. Here, perfection is the only path to salvation.
The film will be presented on Monday 5 September at 14.00 in the Perla room.
"Remains" is a reflection on what remains, on the past relationships things and people. An investigation into paradoxical nostalgia, an experience usually reserved for looking towards the future. Resti describes the bridge that links the gaps between those distant moments, which although are no longer connected are still in some way conditioned by past elements.
It stars Gabriele Monti, Giulia Battistini, Niccolò Ferrero, Emma Valenti and Adriano Moretti, and written by Federico Fadiga along with Veronica Penserini and Chiara Zago.
The official screening will be on Wednesday 7 September at 14.00 in Sala Perla.
Both projects will soon be available on Rai Cinema Channel.
CSC – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia will also be present, for the second year, at the XIX edition of the Giornate degli Autori, an autonomous section promoted by ANAC and 100authors, with some interesting new initiatives.
Three masterclasses will be organized that will focus on sharing the creative process of stories for cinema; moments of dialogue and comparison in which some classes of the CSC – National School of Cinema will be involved, also in view of important training projects in progress for the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
The teachers will be the exceptionally talented French director and screenwriter Céline Sciamma, screenwriter Alessandro Camon, from Padua, who lives and works in Los Angeles and the German director Edgar Reitz.
The masterclass with Céline Sciamma will be held in Sala Laguna on September 7th at 12.00. On September 8th (double appointment) also in Sala Laguna: Alessandro Camon at 12.00 and Edgar Reitz at 16.00 with, following the meeting, the screening of Heimat 2, Episode 1 - Hermanand Episode 2 - Juan.
"We are particularly proud” says Marta Donzelli, President of the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, "and the reaffirmation of the collaboration with Giornate, which marks another important milestone for the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in the process of expanding the educational offer and strengthening the international relations of the National School of Cinema, the world. or excellence for Italian cinema to come. The Masterclasses will offer a very detailed perspective on the work of the great professionals through practical examples and memories of workmanship. The Recordings of the Masterclasses will feedinto new e-learning tools currently being designed."
In addition, the collaboration between the CSC - Scuola Nazionale di Cinema and the Giornate degli Autori is also supported by BNL BNP Paribas. BNL x Cinema of the future, is a competition worth 3,000 euros awarded to a first or second placed film selected among fiction titles of the Concorso delle Giornate. The jury chosen to award this prize is in fact, comprised of 5 students of the CSC who, on Friday 9 September will present the award in recognition of outstanding determination and innovation.