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2016 DOCUMENTARY DEDICATED TO ROBERT DOISNEAU SCREENING AT CINEMA CENTRALE ARTHOUSE TURIN

2016 Documentary on Robert Doisneau at Cinema Centrale Arthouse Turin
Robert Doisneau, Le baiser de l’Hotel de ville (1950)
Robert Doisneau, Le baiser de l’Hotel de ville (1950)Ro

This summer as always, Turin’s very own (niche) Cinema Centrale Arthouse unrelentlessly keeps on introducing some very interesting pieces of cinematography – in original language. This time, they bring, for the first time here in Italy, a 2016 documentary regarding one of the sacred monsters of photography: Robert Doisneau.

The documentary  – originally entitled Robert Doisneau, le révolté du merveilleux” – was  directed by Clémentine Deroudille, the artist’s own granddaughter, and wishes to acquaint the viewer with some novel (?!) aspects of Doisneau’s life and work. French critics found it a bit redundant and clichè at times, but that doesn’t mean it is not worth seeing it. At least for revisiting, one more time, some of papy‘s insights into the mundane.

Original trailer:

N.B. Screenings, thankfully, in the original French version (for connaisseurs, obviously), with Italian subs.


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

WHEN: daily screenings from July 20th, 2017 until July 26th: 20/07 at 7 pm – 21/07 at 9.15 pm – 22/o7 at 4.45 pm – 23/07 at 7 pm – 24/07 at 7 pm – 25/07 at 9.15 pm – 26/07 at 4.45 pm

HOW MUCH: as part of the “Summer of Love” initiative, tickets at € 5 full price and € 3 reduced fee ( for over 65, under 18, university students under 26, the disabled)

ISABELLE HUPPERT’S “L’AVENIR” SCREENING AT CINEMA CENTRALE – until May 3rd, 2017

''L'Avenir''(2016) screening at Cinema Centrale Athouse, Turin until 26th April, 2017

Since I am a huge fan of both actrice Isabelle Huppert and of director Mia Hansen-Love, I couldn’t let the opportunity of writing about their 2016 film pass me by. Cinema Centrale Arthouse, the one and only place in Turin where one can exclusively watch movies in their original language, is screening from April 20th until May 3rd, 2017, the multi-prized and stunningly poetic “L’avenir” (2016). The film will be in French, with Italian subtitles.

Isabelle Huppert in ''L'Avenir''(2016)
Isabelle Huppert in ”L’Avenir”(2016)

The movie was nominated last year to no less that 19 prizes across Europe and the Americas; it ultimately counted 7 wins, among wich the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, for Best Director. No small feat, I might say, for a 36 years old who directed only 5 films so far.

As for Huppert, I believe she is the most true to hearself and to womanhood in general artist of her generation and, why not, of many generations to come. Although her perfomance in Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” (2016) was memorable enough, I find her much more endearing and compelling in her role as the middle-aged Nathalie on her day-to-day life, full of family drama, loss, and self-consciousness.


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

WHEN: from April 20th until May 3rd, 2017

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)

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)

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)

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