Thursday 1 January 1970

Cinema at MAXXI

7 February – 28 March 2015
MAXXI Auditorium
curated by Mario Sesti

EXTRA major previews
CLASSIC cinematic memories
FAMILY animated films
SILENT MOVIE silent films and live music
AMERICA the great Miyazaki

Previews, documentaries and classics of the silver screen. A new programme for an unusual and innovative combination of film and museum spaces: the return of Cinema at MAXXI, a project produced by Fondazione Cinema per Roma and MAXXI.
Along with theEXTRA, CLASSIC and FAMILY sections, the programme has been enriched this year with SILENT MOVIE, featuring exclusive live music performances accompanying the silent classics and AMERICA, a season of Japanese animated films born out of the Cinema America Occupato experience.

Saturday 14 February
Bergman/Ferreri: Archaeologies of the Modern
admittance €7 / €5 up to 26 years of age
Reduced price ticket for myMAXXI card holders or Friends of MAXXI
Tickets for screenings also provide for reduced price admittance to MAXXI of €8 for a week

La grande abbuffata
by Marco Ferreri, France/Italy 1973, 125’
With Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi, Philippe Noiret

A judge, a pilot, a chef and a producer meet outside Paris to kill themselves eating. Their gaze is dulled by their crazed torpor and melancholy, ”with the stomach stuffed and the genitals drained” (Moravia). A “tragedy of the flesh” (Buñuel). Today it instead gleams with the charity of a group of late millennium viveurs who practice loving suicide via the oesophagus.

Whispers and cries
by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden 1972, 91’
with Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan, Georg Arlin, Erland Josephson, Henning Moritzen, Anders Ek

The agony of Agnes who, in the company of her two sisters and a governess, dies of cancer in the suburbs of Stockholm; one of the most personal and intimate of the Swedish master’s films. A “Symphony in red major” (Moandini) driven by the close ups of a mysterious expressive violence. The photography of Sven Nykvist, which inflames even the shadows, is closer to Matisse, Van Gogh and Strindberg than anything else film.

Purchase your ticket at the museum ticket office or online on Ticketone


Organized by Fondazione Cinema per Roma and MAXXI
In collaboration with Alice nella città and Piccolo Cinema America