VENICE 80, FROM WOODY ALLEN TO PIETRO CASTELLITTO
The strike of Hollywood actors and actresses disrupted the programs of many events, including previews and festivals. But “it didn’t have much of an impact on the 80th Venice Film Festival,” director Alberto Barbera said as he introduced the next event. The quality of the competition is high with long-awaited films. Starting with and with Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro”, Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla” about Elvis Presley’s wife, “Poor Things!” Yorgos Lanthimos, Frankenstein Woman with Emma Stone, Michael Mann’s Ferrari with Adam Driver and Penelope Cruz, and Woody Allen’s Accidental Impact. Among the Italians are Comandante by Edoardo De Angelis, who opens the exhibition, Aeneas by Pietro Castellitto, Adagio by Stefano Sollima, Io Captain by Matteo Garrone, Dawn at Last by Saverio Costanzo, The Order of the Order. time”, the last film by Liliana Cavani, who will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, “Lubo” by Giorgio Rights and “Happiness”, the directorial debut of Micaela Ramazzotti. After I Accuse, Roman Polanski also returns to Venice with The Palace.
FAREWELL, MARC AUGER, ANTHROPOLOGIST AND PHILOSOPHER, DEAD AT 87OUR
Marc Auger, great anthropologist, ethnologist, writer and philosopher, member of the scientific committee of the Philosophy Festival since 2009, has died at the age of 87. ritual dimension of everyday life and modernity. Among his translated works are “Nonluogi. Introduction to the anthropology of supermodernity”, “Three words that changed the world”, “Another world is possible”, “On gratuitousness. For this!”, “Who then is the other?”, “Sharing the human condition. Handbook for our present.
CENTRAL STATE ARCHIVE, REPAIRS FOR MORE THAN 28 MLN.
Safety, environmental friendliness and aesthetic restoration are the three main goals of the measures envisaged in the project for the reconstruction of the monumental complex in Piazzale degli Arquivi in Rome, which has housed the central state archive since the 1950s. The project, implemented by Inail, which bought the property less than ten years ago, includes restoration and conservative rehabilitation for a total amount of more than 28 million euros and will be implemented in two phases: the first concerns the exterior of the building and the second the interior. Interventions are aimed at ensuring the safety of the structure and architectural components, including facades, attics and technical systems. Currently, the documentation stored in the Central Archive has a length of about 160 linear kilometers. Starting with the Constitution, one of the three originals of which has survived, and from the archives of the government and public administration.
GIFFONI AND FEDERICO II, BRIEFLY, ON THE 800TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSITY
Federico II University and the Giffoni Innovation Hub celebrate the university’s 800th anniversary together. “Happy Birthday Federico” is the title of a short film directed by Ettore de Lorenzo. The story of the courage of the emperor, who in 1224 came to challenge the authority of the church, to emphasize that knowledge and learning should not be a monopoly of spiritual power. “We have to tell this story, also through this short film, which will help us to show the world how wonderful the history of the Italian university and the University of Naples is, with intelligence and irony,” said he, guest of the 53rd edition of Giffoni. The film festival of the rector of the University of Naples, Federico II Matteo Lorito, is preparing for the celebrations scheduled for 2024.
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