Art lovers from & about Turin should rejoice: there’s a grand new event coming our way on March 18th, and it’s happening at Venaria Reale, of all places. This original video installation is dedicated to none other than the exceptional Michelangelo Merisi (aka Caravaggio)… I must confess I didn’t not who that was at first, but the title of the installation kind of gave that information out: ”Caravaggio Experience” promises to bring a hint of post-post(?) modernity to the work of the well known painter (to be more pricese, to exactly 57 of his artistic productions).
Palazzo Madama decided to prolong the display of the ”Words and Stars” installation ideated by Nobel-prize winner Orhan Pamuk and visual artist Grazia Toderi. If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s still time until March 29th, 2017.
Moreover, keep in mind that you can see it for free the first Wednesday of the month.
More info here
My favorite cinema here in Turin confirms its excellent taste in films and not only with the screening of the 14 times Oscar-nominated musical flick ”La La Land” (2016), for an entire week, from January 26th, 2016. As always, the movie is presented in its original version, with Italian subtitles.
For whoever believes that jazz keeps on rockin’, that the story of following one’s dreams is never passé and boring, but never ending, that beautiful music, cinematography, editing and costume design are only some of the elements which make a movie seem round and complete. It would still need a flawlessly beating (and, at times, achingly human) heart, and that’s precisely what makes this movie so significant, in my opinion. Needless to say, I absolutely love Emma Stone’s and Ryan Gosling’s interpretations.
WHERE: Cinema Centrale Arthouse, via Carlo Alberto 27, Turin
WHEN: from January 26th until February 8th, 2017; scheduled screenings at: 16:00 – 18:30* – 21:15 (* except Tuesday, February 7th)
HOW MUCH: € 8 (Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays), € 7,50 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), € 5 (all days except Wednesdays for over 65, under 18, university students under 26, disabled), € 4,50 (all Wednesdays, for everyone)
The wonderful Cinema Centrale Arthouse – situated near the city center in via Carlo Alberto 27 and one of the two cinemas in Turin screening films in their original language – and Cinema Fratelli Marx – on Corso Belgio 53 – , have one big surprise for us at the beginning of the year. From January 23rd to February 19th, they join in organizing the much awaited 4th edition of the Documentary Month. Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea, but just about the right choice for cinephiles with enough time on their hands and curious about some of the latest prized additions to the documentary world.