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MILOS FORMAN RETROSPECTIVE AT CINEMA MASSIMO UNTIL MAY 1ST, 2017

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' at Cinema Massimo, Turin

Turin in spring is quite boring, since there are not so many choices these days for those of us curious to do & see something different. The cultural life of the city could use some refreshment, and maybe that’s why Museo del Cinema and Cinema Massimo dedicated almost an entire month to the screening of Milos Forman’s masterpieces. In original language – English that is, with the exception of ”The Loves of a Blonde”, filmed in Czechoslovakia before Forman moved to Hollywood –, with Italian subtitles.

'Hair' (1979)
‘Hair’ (1979)

Therefore, you might want to make some time on these particular days:

Wednesday, April 19th:

h. 16.00/17.45 The Loves of a Blonde (Cz 1965, 87’) Continue Reading

”CARAVAGGIO EXPERIENCE” COMING NEXT AT VENARIA REALE

Experience Caravaggio at Venaria Reale from March 18th 2017

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). Continue Reading

OSCAR-NOMINATED ‘LA LA LAND’ SCREENING AT CINEMA CENTRALE ARTHOUSE IN TURIN

La La Land at Cinema Centrale Arthouse in Turin

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.

Trailer here


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)

CINEMA CENTRALE SCREENING DOCUMENTARIES AN ENTIRE MONTH

Cinema Centrale Arthouse

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.

Scheduled screenings in the original language, with Italian subtitles: Continue Reading

GIOVANNI ALLEVI CONCERTS IN TURIN ON JANUARY 6TH, 2017

Giovanni Allevi Turin Concert on January 6th 2017

Wait a minute, who?

Well, he’s the Italian piano guy with the messy hair, the one who speaks a bit funny and seems to be residing in another realm (I personally would place him among the elves, now that I finished Muriel Barbery’s fantasy novel on their life and artistic proclivities).

Without further ado, Giovanni Allevi and his pointy ears will mesmerize our ears, eyes and very souls during an extraordinary Turin concert at Teatro Colosseo on January 6th, 2017. The event is part of a bigger Italian tour entitled “Symphonic Celebration Tour” that celebrates the artist’s 25 years of live performances. As usually, Allevi will undertake the triple role of composer, pianist and orchestra conductor: he will perform some of the pieces that made him famous worldwide and will conduct some of Tchaikovsky, Puccini and Rossini’s masterpieces. Continue Reading

UPCOMING ENGLISH MOVIES AT CINEMA CENTRALE ARTHOUSE IN TURIN

Tim Burton's latest film in English original version screened in Turin

Since there are so few places in and around Turin to screen movies in their original language, I might as well write about them and help them become even more popular among cinephiles of all shapes and colors. If you count yourself among those who – just like me – absolutely HATE seeing dubbed movies, then the list of titles to be checked out before Christmas at Cinema Centrale Arthouse in Turin is the following:

Clint Eastwood's "Sully" at TFF 2016
Clint Eastwood’s “Sully”
  • Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” (2016) – ends Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
  • Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (2016) – from Thursday, December 15th until Wednesday 21st, 2016
  • Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins” (2016) – from Thursday, December 22nd until Wednesday 28th, 2016

WHERE: Cinema Centrale Arthouse, Via Carlo Alberto 27, Turin

WHEN: usual screening hours: 16:00 – 18:00 – 20:00 – 22:00 (give or take 5-10 mins)

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)

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. Continue Reading

FREE “PLAY ME!” PIANO AT CASELLE AIRPORT, TURIN

funny airport

Don’t feel like leaving Turin just yet? Well, next time you prepare for boarding your outbound flight, parting ways will be easier, and why not?, more harmonious.

Since October 5th, 2016 Turin’s Caselle Airport made available to all those passing through the keys of a Kawai pianoforte. The gift was inaugurated with an extraordinary concert featuring some of Teatro Regio’s much acclaimed artists and the accords of Puccini’s  timeless “La Boheme”. Continue Reading

WOODY ALLEN’S “CAFE SOCIETY” AT CINEMA CENTRALE ARTHOUSE (ORIGINAL VERSION)

Woody Allen's "Cafe Society" playing in Turin (original English version)

Cinema Centrale Arthouse has enchanted for some time now Turin’s movie-goers with exquisite choices, and this time they elected Woody Allen’s latest gem – “Cafe Society” (2016) – to headline their schedule for an entire week. Thus, one can enjoy the original English version of Allen’s newest schlemiel story from September 29th to October 5th, 2016. Continue Reading

LUDOVICO EINAUDI’S “ELEMENTS” IN MILAN

Ludovico Einaudi

“That’s “Elements”. If it were not music, it would be a map of thoughts, sometimes clear, sometimes overlapping, points, lines, shapes, fragments of a never-ending internal dialogue.” (Ludovico Einaudi)

After two and a half years of long wait, Turin’s favorite son Ludovico Einaudi comes back with a brand new album entitled “Elements”. Although it might seen difficult to imagine it could surpass the international success he had with his previous  “Time Lapse”, the new album consists of 12 enthralling tracks growing one on top of & from the others, and featuring, as usually, an eclectic mix of piano, strings, percussion, guitar and electronics. Continue Reading