BRACE YOURSELVES: TORINO FILM FESTIVAL IS COMING!

The 34th Edition of Torino Film Festival opens on November 18th, 2016
Clint Eastwood's "Sully" at TFF 2016
Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” at TFF 2016

While some try to get into the early Christmas shopping buzz, there are also those of us who cannot find enough reasons to run away from it. Well, now it’s our chance to hide from the cold and celebrate life & art in a “stingier” way: the 34th edition of the Torino Film Festival will be in town from November 18th to November 26th, that is more than a week full of movies, popcorn and good old escapism. Moreover, this year’s edition will be dedicated to David Bowie.

As always, the blurred lines between old & new, various film genres, different technological epochs and directing styles are made clear by the kaleidoscopic choice of movies. It’s virtually impossible NOT to find something that’s EXACTLY whatever you wish to see, given the huge number of films included into the festival.

ALL MOVIES ARE SCREENED IN THEIR ORIGINAL VERSION, WITH ITALIAN/ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle" at TFF 2016
Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” at TFF 2016

Among the classics: Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow-up”(1966), Arthur Penn’s “Alice’s Restaurant” (1969), Truffault’s “Jules et Jim” (1962), classic shorts like Chris Marker’s “La Jetee” (1962), and Godard’s “Anticipation” (1967) & “Il nuovo mondo” (1962), Woody Allen’s “Sleeper” (1973), Otto Preminger’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends” (1950), Allan Arkush’s “Rock’n’Roll High School” (1979), Michael Cimino’s “Deer Hunter” (1978), Gabriele Salvatores’ “Nirvana” (1997), Michael Radford’s “1984” (1984), Luc Besson’s “Le dernier combat” (1983), Kinji Fukasaku “Batoru Rowaiaru/Battle Royale” (2000), Spielberg’s “Artificial Intelligence” (2001), and many many others.

Some of the heralded newbies: Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” (2016), Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” (2016), Kenneth Branagh’s “Romeo and Juliet” (2016), Gary Ross’ “Free State of Jones” (2016), William Oldroyd’s “Lady MacBeth” (2016) etc.

Costa-Gavras' "Z"  screened on closing day
Costa-Gavras’ “Z” screened on closing day

Not to miss:

  •  the horror movies night on November 19th, starting at midnight at Cinema Massimo 1 and featuring: Christophe Deroo “SAM WAS HERE” (2016), Dan O’Bannon’s “THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD” (1985), and Kôji Shiraishi’s “SADAKO V KAYAKO” (2016).
  • Costa-Gavras’ “Z” (1969), screened at Cinema Massimo 1 on November 26th, at 16.00; before the film projection, the director will be awarded the “Maria Adriana Prolo Award 2016”; FREE ENTRANCE.

The full festival program here.

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