Twelve young filmmakers, twelve films that for various reasons have attracted the attention of the festivals, the critics and the public: twelve stories that trace a contemporary portrait of Italian society. On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà, from 1 July though to 10 October, MAXXI will be hosting the film season XXI SECOLO curated by Luciano Sovena.
Not only screenings but also meetings with the recent years leading talents from Alessandro Rak to Guido Lombardi, from Alice Rohrwacher, Emma Dante to Saverio Costanzo and many others who, as well as showing their debut films, will be conversing with the public, live and without any form of mediation.
Tuesday 15 July, 21.00
Et in terra pax
by Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini, Italy 2010, ’89 – with M. Tesei, U. D’Onorascenzo, M. Botrugno, F. Gomiero, G. Gentile, S. Crisari, R. Flammini,S. Passi
Auditorium – admittance free
‘The search for an indefinable elsewhere is at the centre of our film.
A search that will perhaps never finish and that frequently obliges man
to seek refuge in his own solitude.”’
The outermost Rome suburbs act as the backdrop to three apparently separate stories subsequently linked by a fil rouge of drugs and criminality. Marco, a former prisoner, goes back to dealing cocaine for his old accomplices Glauco and Mauro; Faustino, Massimo and Federico divide their days between drugs and shenanigans; Sonia instead divides her time between university studies and working in Sergio’s gambling hall. A banal incident leads to the protagonists leaving a wake of fire, blood and violence behind them.
Matteo Botrugno Director
Daniele Coluccini Director
Tuesday 22 July | Saimir
with the director Francesco Munzi
Tuesday 29 July | Cover boy
with the director Carmine Amoroso
Tuesday 5 August | La-Bas Educazione criminale
with the director Guido Lombardi
Tuesday 9 September | Corpo celeste
with the director Alice Rohrwacher
Thursday 11 September | Le Quattro volte
with the director Michelangelo Frammartino
Wednesday 24 September | Private
with the director Saverio Costanzo
Wednesday 1 October | Intervallo
with the director Leonardo Di Costanzo
Tuesday 7 October | 20 sigarette
with the director Aureliano Amadei
Friday 10 October | Via Castellana Bandiera
with the director Emma Dante