Brazil to host screenings of Venice movies
by Camillo De Marco
- Five titles from the Venice Film Festival are screening in four Brazilian cities thanks to the Biennale’s cultural project to enable Italian cinema to circulate around the world
Per amor vostro [+see also:
interview: Giuseppe M Gaudino
film profile] by Giuseppe Gaudino, which won its lead Valeria Golino the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, is one of the five Italian films from the 2015 Venice Film Festival that are involved in "Venezia Cinema in Brasile", which is unspooling until 5 December.
This 11th edition, organised by the Venice Biennale in partnership with the São Paulo Italian Institute, is being held in a string of major Brazilian cities: São Paulo (16-20 November), Rio de Janeiro (21-25 November), Curitiba (26-30 November) and Brasilia (1-5 December).
The other titles being presented in the country are Non essere cattivo [+see also:
film profile] by Claudio Caligari, which screened out of competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival and has been selected to represent Italy at the next Academy Awards; Renato De Maria’s Italian Gangsters [+see also:
film profile] and the mockumentary Pecore in erba [+see also:
interview: Alberto Caviglia
film profile] by Alberto Caviglia for the Orizzonti section; and Alberto Lattuada’s La lupa for the Venice Classics section.
The Venice Biennale’s cultural project to promote and circulate Italian cinema around the world was initiated ten years ago in Brazil itself; after this, similar events were set up in Russia from 2006, China from 2009, Korea from 2012, and Croatia, Lebanon and Singapore from 2014.
(Translated from Italian)