Thursday 19 March 2020, 18:30 - 20:00
Books at MAXXI.

Una vita in dieci film by Severino Salvemini

Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Hall – free admittance until full capacity
10 individual seats reserved for myMAXXI cardholders writing to by the day before the event

200 (and more) famous figures interviewed about the film of their life.

Dead Poets Society and The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Modern Times and In the Mood for Love, Miracle in Milan and Jesus Christ Superstar: what do our best loved films say about us? And what moves us to choose one from the many? More than 200 famous Italians – from sport to fashion, from politics to entertainment, from music to business – reveal their 10 favourite films and then choose just one. 10 titles, 10 films that conceal 10 very personal stories: scraps of popular culture which sewn together provide us with a sentimental and sincere portrait of our country.

“If you know the films the various people interviewed are talking about, in the end you will know something more about each of them” writes Gabriele Salvatores in the introduction, and consequently something more about each of us.

Introduced by
Mario Sesti film critic and journalist, curator Cinema al MAXXI

Pedro Armocida film critic, director, Pesaro Film Festival
Severino Salvemini Bocconi University, columnist Corriere della Sera

In collaboration with Castelvecchi Editore