Saturday 16 February 2019, 18:00 - 19:45
Film at MAXXI - Extra Special.

The exact coincidence of random events

MAXXI Auditorium – entrance € 5
free for myMAXXI cardholders, with the first 10 cardholders to write to having the chance to reserve places until one day before the start date of the event

“When the brain’s not thinking it’s a rock. Then as it warms up it begins to emanate living matter.” The words of Bizhan Bassiri, an Iranian living and working in Italy, on the slopes of Vesuvius when in 1975 he had this revelation from which was born the manifesto of his entire oeuvre which has in lava its generating metaphor.
Directed by Igor Molino and Francesco Matera (Italy 2018, 55’), the documentary follows the artist as he returns to his homeland after many years.
The screening will be preceded by a talk featuring the filmmakers, Bizhab Bassiri and Mario Sesti, a film critic.

Film ar MAXXI is a Fondazione Cinema per Roma/CityFest and Fondazione MAXXI coproduction.