The Pesaro festival – between road movie and animation
by Camillo de Marco
- In its 50th edition, the festival will present seven films in competition between June 23 and June 29, as well as a retrospective dedicated to new American cinema and a selection on animation cinema
The International Festival of New Cinema in Pesaro (June 23-29), in its 50th edition, will screen seven films in competition this year (debut and second films), a retrospective dedicated to new American cinema and a selection on animation cinema.
The competition, dedicated to the memory of the well-known critic Lino Micciché, will present emerging directors with particular attention given to spiritual and physical road movies: Liar's Dice by Indian director Geethu Mohands, Raiz/Roots by Chilean Matias Rojas Valencia and Colombian Tierra en la lengua by Ruben Mendonza. From Estonia will be existential drama Free Range [+see also:
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"Panorama USA" will be a collection of around thirty films from experimental American cinema made after 9/11. Names include Oscar-winning John Canemaker, who will hold aMasterclass on American animation, Bill Morrison, Thomas Allen Harris, Abigail Child, Julie Talen and James Franco.
Over one hundred pieces in the contemporary Italian animation genre will be shown. Among these, nine premieres and some dedicated to the Basmati project, including byLeonardo Carrano, Julia Gromskaya, Madga Guidi, Igor Imhoff, Simone Massi, Cristina Diana Seresini and Virgilio Villoresi.
The special event organised in celebration of the festival’s fiftieth edition will be a screening of fifteen films from its first twelve years in existence. "Cinema in piazza" will happen on the Piazza del Popolo, and will show films from all around the festival. To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great War, screenings will happen of a collective film on the Sarajevo bridge, presented in Cannes and made up of thirteen films, including some made by Jean-Luc Godard, Aida Begic and Italians Leonardo di Costanzo and Vincenzo Marra.
(Translated from Italian)