Tuesday 1 July 2014

L’arte della felicità

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 1 July, 21.00
L’arte della felicità
Directed by Alessandro Rak, screenplay by Alessandro Rak, Luciano Stella
duration ’82, Italy 2013
Auditorium –admittance free

Pursuing happiness is the very aim of life: it is clear…
That whether we believe or not in this or that religion, we all search for something better in life. Therefore I think that the very direction of life is happiness.‘. Tenzin Gyatso – XIV Dalai Lama
Sergio, musician by vocation, taxi driver through necessity, turned his back on music ten years earlier, when his elder brother Alfredo abandoned him just as their artistic career was taking off. From that day Sergio withdrew to his taxi, a sealed microcosm through which he filters the outside world and in which people, lives and coincidences come and go: an exploration of perception, in search of happiness.

Alessandro Rak Italian cartoonist, animator and director


Upcoming events
Tuesday 8 July | La casa sulle nuvole
with the director Claudio Giovannesi
Tuesday 15 July | Et in terra pax
with the directors Matteo Botrugno e Daniele Coluccini
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

This event is part of YAP MAXXI 2014Play with Cinema