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Reggiani and Moroni, “do-it-yourself” cinema


The weekend brings with it an ample choice of quality Italian and European films. The most interesting title seems to the German revelation Four Minutes [+see also:
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by Chris Kraus (released on 15 screens by Lady Film ), which tonight will certainly garner much recognition at the Lolas, Germany’s top film awards. The film centres on two incarcerated women, the young and rebellious Jenny (Hannah Herzsprung) and the elderly Traude (Monica Bleibtreu), a piano teacher who discovers the former has a great talent for the instrument.

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From France arrives La vie en rose [+see also:
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by Olivier Dahan. A domestic box office success and the opener of the latest Berlinale, the film tells the story of the great Edith Piaf, played by Marion Cotillard (see news).

Italian cinema is represented in part by Pietro Reggiani’s L'estate di mio fratello, a multiple award-winner at various film festivals, including Tribeca, which is coming to theatres thanks to an initiative by SelfCinema (see article).

Through ticket pre-sales through the production company 50N, also on release is the Italian docu-fiction Le ferie di Licu by Vittorio Moroni, who is successfully repeating the self-distribution model he already experimented with for his debut feature, Tu devi essere il lupo, through the association Myself.

Lastly, Italian production and distribution company Fandango is releasing a film it backed, Adrian Caetano’s Buenos Aires, 1977, the true story of Claudio Tamburrini, a football goalkeeper imprisoned by the Argentinean military regime in 1977.

(Translated from Italian)

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