Bologna warms up its engines ahead of the Rome Film Festival. From our city, a variety of artistic, productive and distribution realities will walk the red carpet from October 18 to 29. Meanwhile, even in the city you can get an idea of the films filmed in recent months under the Towers or dedicated to Bolognese heroes. How can we not remember the Manetti brothers and the last chapter of Diabolik, filmed right here (like the first two), which will be presented in the Big Public section? “Diabolik, who are you?” will be released on November 30: under the mask of the king of terror Giacomo Gianniotti, Miriam Leone – the charming Eva Kant, Valerio Mastandrea – the tireless inspector Ginko and Monica Bellucci – the charismatic and unconventional Althea. To complete the rich cast of this latest adventure, among others, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio as Sergeant Palmer.
Second year at the Rome Festival Nino Migliori in the filming of Elisabetta Sgarbi, who after the success of Nino Migliori. “Journey Through My Room 2022” premiered in the Freestyle section by Nino Migliori. A Party That Changes the World for Fun, the second film dedicated to the famous photographer from Bologna, takes place in Viareggio during the 150th Viareggio Carnival. Tony Laudadio interprets texts by Vittorio Sgarbi and Sandro Veronesi. The film features the complicity of Marina Truant, director of the Nino Migliori Foundation, and also features unpublished photographs of Migliori dedicated to Carri di Viareggio.
Our Sineteka brings the restoration of Pasolini’s “Medea” to the centenary of Maria Callas and the capital’s festival, and also brings the restoration of Chao Ni! Renato Zero, directed in 1979 by Paolo Poeti, created in collaboration with Mediaset and under the direction of Renato Zero himself, in the laboratory of L’Immagine Ritrovata. But finally, the inevitable comes IWonder, which will bring eight films to the eighteenth film festival, of which it will become a distributor. The progressive film competition opens on October 19 with Roberta Torre’s new film “My Hair Hurts” with Alba Rohrwacher and Filippo Timi. Also in competition is Death is a Problem for the Living, from award-winning director Teemu Nikki (The Sleeper, The Blind Man Who Wouldn’t See the Titanic), an original and touching black comedy about friendship and forgiveness. The third competition title was Ernst De Geer’s Hypnosis, a Swedish satire that won an award at the Karlovy Vary Festival (Best Actor in the International Herbert Nordrum Competition).
The Big Public section features the wildly funny comedy Dream Script, written and directed by Kristoffer Borgli (Sick of Myself) and produced by Ari Aster, starring Nicolas Cage.