Ermanno Olmi featured in the Special section at Berlin
by Camillo De Marco
- The Berlinale will welcome Greenery Will Bloom Again and will pay tribute to the late Francesco Rosi. There are two young Italians in the Generation section and one project in the Co-Production Market
Greenery Will Bloom Again [+see also:
film profile], the latest film by Ermanno Olmi, will be featured in the Berlinale Special section of the Berlin Film Festival, which kicks off on 5 February. The film, which is based on true events that took place on the North-Eastern front during World War One, was released in Italian theatres on 6 November 2014.
Two Italian films will be present in the Generation section, which is dedicated to movies that are aimed at the world of children in particular: Chlorine [+see also:
interview: Sara Serraiocco
film profile] by Lamberto Sanfelice, which had already been selected at Sundance (read the article), and Short Skin by Duccio Chiarini, which comes fresh from the Venice Film Festival 2014 Biennale College (read the review).
The Berlinale will also pay tribute to Francesco Rosi, the great Italian director who passed away at the age of 92 on 10 January, with a screening of 1970’s Many Wars Ago. Rosi won the Silver Bear at Berlin in 1962 with Salvatore Giuliano, while in 2008 he was awarded the Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement and had a retrospective dedicated to him, which included his most famous films.
At the Co-Production Market (8-10 February), which will take place as part of the festival’s European Film Market (5-13 February), co-producers Dugong Production (Italy) and Picofilms (France) will present an Italian project entitled Samouni Road, by Stefano Savona.
(Translated from Italian)