Swiss-Italian meetings in Stresa
by Mathieu Loewer
From June 23-25, the first edition of the "Incontri cinematografici italo-svizzeri" will bring together Swiss and Italian filmmakers on the banks of Stresa’s Lago Maggiore.
The event, initiated by the Modulo Lem team – which includes collaborators from the Venice and Turin film festivals – aims to encourage communication between Swiss and Italian film and audiovisual professionals, who signed a co-production agreement in 1993.
Several round tables have been organised in collaboration with the Turin Media Desk. Swiss-Italian producers Tiziana Soudani (Amka Films, Savosa-Lugano – Producer on the Move 2000) and Elda Guidinetti (Ventura Films, Meride) will participate in the debate on directing and producing along with Italian directors Davide Ferrario, Louis Nero and Lorenzo Bianchini.
The forum on script development and film schools will also be attended by Cecilia Liveriero Lavelli (CISA, Lugano) and Lucie Bader Egloff (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich), while the Swiss-Italian television producer Federico Jolli (TSI) and RAI Uno buyer Fabrizio Liberti will hold a debate on film distribution.
These meetings will also offer an opportunity to discover such Italian films as Hans by Louis Nero, Film sporco and I dincj de lune by Lorenzo Bianchini and Onde by Francesco Fei – as well as a selection of recent Swiss features: Absolut by Romed Wyder, Im Nordwind by Bettina Oberli, Strähl by Manuel Flurin Hendry and St. Francis Birds Tour by Clemens Klopfenstein, who will be onhand to present the film.
The highly successful Swiss film My Name Is Eugen [+see also:
film profile], will get its Italian première at the event, which will be attended by its director Michael Steiner and producer Bruno Seemann (Kontraproduktion, Zurich).
The restored classic La vocation d’André Carrel by Jean Choux will have open-air screenings.
(Translated from French)
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