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Rete degli Spettatori: 9 fiction films and 2 documentaries in the 2018 selection

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- The initiative that aims to improve the visibility of quality Italian films that are often at a disadvantage in terms of distribution, both in cinemas and beyond, returns for its seventh edition

Rete degli Spettatori: 9 fiction films and 2 documentaries in the 2018 selection

An initiative of cultural promotion, at a time when single-screen cinemas are in continuous decline, that creates possibilities for director's films to be seen. Back for its 7th edition, the Rete degli Spettatori – the national program to promote and distribute quality Italian cinema – (those at the greatest disadvantage in terms of distribution) aims to give a range of selected films new visibility, in cinemas and schools, but also via new channels and platforms. 

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The film critic jury for this year, elected by the 100autori association, is composed of Marianna Cappi, Franco Dassisti, Fabio Giusti, Roy Menarini and Francesco Di Pace, andhas selected 11 titles, including 9 feature films and 2 documentaries, from films presented at major Italian festivals (Turin, Rome, Venice) and films released in cinemas between June and November 2017, with less than 100 copies. Ranging from the social commentary Tainted Souls [+see also:
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by Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini, Equilibrium [+see also:
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interview: Vincenzo Marra
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by Vincenzo Marra and The Intruder [+see also:
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by Leonardo Di Costanzo, to the sentimental drama Dove non ho mai abitato [+see also:
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by Paolo Franchi, and comedies Easy [+see also:
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interview: Andrea Magnani
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by Andrea Magnani, and Tito and the Aliens [+see also:
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interview: Paola Randi
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by Paolo Randi. As well as the radical and anti-narrative film Hannah [+see also:
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by Andrea Pallaoro, the animated film Cinderella the Cat [+see also:
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interview: Alessandro Rak
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by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri and Dario Sansone, and the biopic Nico, 1988 [+see also:
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interview: Susanna Nicchiarelli
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by Susanna Nicchiarelli.

The selected documentaries – for which the role of the Rete degli Spettatori is even more crucial, given that Italian documentaries don't often get a standard release in cinemas – are Country for Old Men by Stefano Cravero and Pietro Jona, about American economic refugees in Ecuador, and Ibi [+see also:
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by Andrea Segre, a story about an African immigrant. 

The Rete degli Spettatori will also be proposing an "After hours - Italian cinema between past and present" initiative, aimed at promoting the film industry in high schools (6,000 students involved in 2017). Among the titles in the program are La battaglia di Algeri by Gillo Pontecorvo, Una giornata particolare by Ettore Scola, Uomini contro by Francesco Rosi, Worldly Girl [+see also:
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interview: Marco Danieli
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by Marco Danieli, Fiore [+see also:
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Q&A: Claudio Giovannesi
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by Claudio Giovannesi and Mediterranea [+see also:
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interview: Jonas Carpignano
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by Jonas Carpignano.

Finally, Cinelibrary is an in-depth video archive dedicated to the films included in the selection in order to promote the films via news, curiosity, anecdotes, information on filming and interviews with directors. The archive can be accessed on social media (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram) and on www.retedeglispettatori.it

All Rete degli Spettatori activities are carried out thanks to the contribution of MIBACT, SIAE and the Region of Lazio - Department of Culture and Youth Policy.

(Translated from Italian)

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