The Sorrento Screenings are back. The jewel of the Amalfi coast will host the traditional celebration and comparison between Europe and America’s independent film industries.
The brainchild of Italian film critics like Gian Luigi Rondi, Mario Natale and Pier Paolo Pineschi, the Sorrento Screenings were first held in 1963 and this year is the 40th anniversary. The current project is spread over a three-year period with the intent of becoming a major reference point for all that is new in the independent film industry.
This year’s edition will run from 9- 13 December under the artistic direction of Laura Delli Colli. The programme includes a selection of 15 indie titles - five each from Italy, Europe and the United States, as well as a retrospective of films that were made in Sorrento like Pane, Amore e... by Dino Risi and Billy Wilder’s Avanti!. The Screenings are sponsored by the Sorrento Municipality, with financial support from the ministry for culture and include an exhibition curated by Mario Longardi and Patrizia Carrano, a number of international premieres and a workshop for Italian film students about creativity in film given by Gabriele Salvatores.
The Sorrento Screenings will be one of the last cultural events of the Italian rotating EU presidency and one of the five days will be dedicated to the European Union’s achievements in the film and audiovisual fields, and its plans for the future.
(Translated from Italian)
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