Verso Sud: Italian cinema reaches Frankfurt, tribute to Liliana Cavani
by Vittoria Scarpa
21/11/2011 - The 17th edition of Verso Sud, the Italian film season taking place in Frankfurt’s Deutsches Filmmuseum from December 2-12 will open with the screening of Andrea Molaioli’s The Jewel [trailer] (photo). Organised by the organization Made in Italy with the support of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - General Direction for cinema, and with the collaboration of the Italian Cultural Institute’s General Consulate, the festival will show some most interesting titles from Italy’s most recent productions.
Apart from the film by Molaioli, who will be in Frankfurt to meet the audience, also to be screened are Antonio Capuano’s L'amore buio [trailer], Stefano Incerti’s Gorbaciòf [trailer, film focus],Gabriele Salvatores’s Happy Family [trailer], Paolo Genovese’s The Immature [trailer], Paola Randi’s Into Paradiso [trailer], Paolo Virzì’s The First Beautiful Thing [trailer], Francesca Comencini’s Lo spazio bianco [trailer], Giorgio Diritti’s L'uomo che verrà [trailer, film focus] and Carlo Mazzacurati’s documentary
Moreover, this year the event pays tribute to Liliana Cavani, who, along with her loyal screenwriter Italo Moscati, will be in frankfurt on December 3. The exhibition dedicated to the director will open with The Night Porter; the other films scheduled are Francesco d'Assisi, Milarepa, Beyond Good and Evil, The Berlin Affair, Dove siete? Io sono qui.
And in the year of the 150th anniversary of Italy’s Unity, we couldn’t do without two films dedicated to the country’s history: Mario Martone’s We Believed [trailer, film focus] and Sergio Colabona’s Passannante.
(Translated from Italian)