Goltzius by Greenaway in theatres with Lo Scrittoio and Maremosso
by Camillo De Marco
- From 30 September the film will be on the bill in Italy's most prestigious theatres and subsequently on show in arthouse cinemas
Lo Scrittoio and Maremosso – active in the production, distribution and promotion of quality cinema and cultural products – are bringing the latest film by Peter Greenaway, Goltzius and the Pelican Company [+see also:
film profile], to theatres. The film was shown at the 7th edition of the Rome International Film Festival in the section Cinema XXI and is currently in British cinemas. From 30 September the movie will be on the bill in Italy's most prestigious theatres and subsequently on show in art-house cinemas. Collaborating to date are CRT Milano, Teatro Argentina in Rome and Teatro Bellini in Naples, all of which have enthusiastically supported the project.
An innovative and experimental distribution model, devised and carried out by two young and dynamic Milanese realities, Cinzia Masòtina, screenwriter and project development manager at Lo Scrittoio: "at a time in which Italian cinema distribution dynamics and its stakeholders are reflecting on the need for new spaces, broadcasting models and new audiences – I'm thinking of multiprogramming and the idea of the cinema theatre as a renewed gathering place for society – one couldn't possibly ignore such an unusual and colossal work, 'it had to be' offered to the Italian public. This is the challenge that Lo Scrittoio has taken on: to experiment with a non-conventional distribution model that facilitates creativity in both form and content.”
Luca Lucini, director and administrator at Maremosso: “we immediately shared Lo Scrittoio's idea pinpointing the strength of the project based on its multimedia and on its by-passing of tradition. As distributers we are glad to be able to bring Peter Greenaway's opus to the Italian public. Greenway is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker with a niche audience which is nevertheless large, cultured and popular. We hope that industry experts will support us in this small but important enterprise.”
The film will be offered in its original version with Italian subtitles, a decision which ensures that the expressive power of the film is not undermined in any way and which promotes the construction of Greenway's image and vision.
(Translated from Italian)