Today at the cinema. Film plots in Turin cinemas

Edited by Elio Rabbone

Wonderful summer – Dramatic. Directed by Laura Lucchetti, starring Ile Vianello, Deva Casel and Andrea Bosca. Turin, 1938. Ginia is sixteen years old: it seems that the future opens up endless possibilities for her, but the shadows of World War II hang over the present, and not only over her. Ginia, like everyone else, wants to fall in love and finds her man in a young artist. She is led to discover the artistic milieu of bohemian Turin by Amelia, a sensual and provocative girl who is a little older than her, but different from all the people she has met in her life and ready to have her confidence shaken. Torn between a sense of duty and a desire that confuses her, Ginia is overwhelmed by emotions that she does not dare name. During her “beautiful summer” she finally gives in to her feelings, celebrating the courage to be herself. Duration 110 minutes. (Roman Hall 3)

Next – Thriller. Directed by Christopher Nolan, Jeremy Theobald and Alex Howe. Debut film (1998) by the author of Dunkirk and Oppenheimer. Set in London, it is the story of Bill, a young aspiring writer who, finding himself unemployed, decides to start following unknown people in the hope of finding material for his novel. Bill stalks them, tries to enter their lives and even their homes. However, when he follows the wrong person, Bill gets into trouble. One day, the writer is pursuing a certain Cobb, who, realizing the persecution, decides to frame him in order to ask for an explanation. Cobb is actually a crazy thief who sneaks into other people’s properties and is happy to let Bill into his secret life of burglary. Together they begin to enter empty apartments and try to figure out who lives there. Thanks to this new life, Bill meets a blonde who becomes something of an obsession for him. He starts hanging out with her and listening to her story, revealing her dark past: she witnessed a crime. Suddenly, a writer looking for a plot finds himself at the center of an intrigue in which he is accused of a series of murders and all the evidence points to him… Duration 70 minutes. (Greenwich Village, number 1/2/3)

I’m the captain – Dramatic. Directed by Matteo Garrone, with Seydou Sarr and Moustapha Fallem. The director of Dogman and Pinocchio tells the story of the youth of two Senegalese boys and their desire to leave Dakar to travel to Italy and find places where they can express their desire to create music. Despite his mother’s prohibition, Seydoux leaves with his cousin Moussa: crossing the desert where one can forget to die, money needed for passports and for any requests from unscrupulous people, always a contradictory nature, imprisonment and torture. A Libya of promises that only hide insults, wounds, the responsibility of driving one of the many sea boats for a boy who doesn’t even know how to swim, the Italian coast visible in the distance. For Garrone, Seydoux’s journey ends with a cry of “I am captain”: the future lies with him. Which? Duration 121 minutes. (Classico VO, Marx Brothers Harpo Hall, Romano Hall 2 VO)

Jeanne DuBarry – The King’s Favorite – Historical, dramatic. Directed by Maiwenn, with Johnny Depp, Pierre Richard, Melville Poupaud and Maiwenn. Born into poverty, Jeanne du Barry is a young working-class woman with a thirst for culture and pleasure who uses her charm to climb the social ladder until she becomes the favorite companion of the ruler of France. Unaware of his status as a courtesan, Louis XV regains his zest for life through their relationship. The two fall madly in love with each other. Contrary to all decency and etiquette, Jeanne moves to Versailles, where her arrival shocks the entire court. Louis XV died in 1774, and DuBarry was forced to retire to a monastery: thus Marie Antoinette began to reign supreme over the soil of France. Duration 116 minutes. (Ambrosio, room 3, Greenwich Village, room 3, Repository, room 4, The Space Torino, Uci Lingotto, The Space Beinasco, Uci Moncalieri)

Oppenheimer – Historical, dramatic. Directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Kenneth Branagh, Matt Damon and Gary Oldman. In 1942, at the height of World War II, convinced that Hitler’s Germany was developing nuclear weapons, the United States gave the go-ahead for the creation of the Manhattan Project in great secrecy at Los Alamos, in the New Mexico desert. a project aimed at building the first atomic bomb in history. The American government decides to entrust the project to the brilliant physicist Robert J. Oppenheimer. Born in New York in 1904 to a family of German and Jewish descent, he had already made major contributions to the development of modern physics in just under forty years. In the top-secret laboratories of Los Alamos, a scientist and his team of specialists begin to develop a revolutionary weapon, the terrible consequences of which continue to be felt to this day. Duration 184 minutes. (Massawa, Due Giardini Nirvana Room, Marx Brothers Chico Room and Groucho Room, Greenwich Village Room 1 and Room VO and Room 2, Room Lux 2, Room Nazionale 1 VO and Room 2, Room Reposi 1 and Room 2 VO , The Space Turin, Usi Lingotto also voices, The Space Beinasco, Uci Moncalieri)

Time order – Dramatic. Directed by Liliana Cavani, starring: Alessandro Gassmann, Claudia Gerini, Edoardo Leo and Ksenia Rappoport. A group of friends gather in a large villa to celebrate the birthday of one of them, while news looms over everyone that a giant asteroid is about to collide with the Earth. An ending that leads everyone to personal confessions. Paolo Mereghetti wrote in the columns of the Corriere della Sera after the Venetian vision (accompanied by the Golden Lion for lifetime achievements, placed in the hands of the ninety-year-old author of The Night Porter and Francesco): “Everyone becomes a champion of the idea of ​​​​life, which needs to be “explained” to the public (sometimes convincingly, sometimes a little less) in the name of cinema, which openly declares its didactic function and its pedagogical ambitions.” Duration 112 minutes. (Ambrosio, room 2)

Transitions – Dramatic. Directed by Ira Sachs, with Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw and Adelre Exarchopoulos. After completing his latest project, director Thomas begins an intense relationship with a young teacher, Agatha. For Thomas, the novelty of being with a woman is an exciting experience that he wants to immerse himself in, despite his marriage to Martin. When Martin also begins an extramarital affair, a sullen Thomas will turn his attention back to his husband. Duration 91 minutes. (Roman Hall 1)

The most beautiful century of my life – Comedy. Directed by Alessandro Bardani, with Sergio Castellani, Valerio Lundini and Carla Signoris. On the one hand, Gustavo, a hundred-year-old man, a guest at a nursing home, unaware of his origins, since his mother never wanted to recognize him; on the other hand, Giovanni, a volunteer of the National Association of Adoptive Parents and Natural Parents, in the same state is ready to curse the Italian law that does not allow unrecognized children to have confidence in their birth until they reach the hundredth year. A battle that will unite both. Duration 90 minutes. (Due Giardini, Ombrerosse hall, Nazionale 3 hall, Uci Lingotto, The Space Beinasco, Uci Moncalieri)

Family portrait – Dramatic. Directed by Roshdi Zem, with Sami Buahila, Maiwen and Roshdi Zem. Moussa was always kind, selfless and always there for his family. He is the complete opposite of his brother Ryad, a TV presenter who was criticized for being selfish. He is protected only by Moussa, who deeply admires him. One day Moussa falls and hits his head hard. He has a head injury, he is unrecognizable, and he talks to his family without filters. He will end up arguing with everyone except Rayad. Duration 85 minutes. (Greenwich Village, room 3)

The taste of happiness – Comedy. Director: Slonie Sow, starring: Gérard Depardieu, Pierre Richard and Sandrine Bonnaire. None of the beauty of life any longer captivates Gabriel Cravin, the multi-star chef, nor his family, nor, above all, his own business in the prestigious restaurant that he led and made famous. He even had a heart attack, after which he required surgery: but the course of the postoperative period revealed a deterioration in his outlook on life. Gabriel also recalls the time when he was defeated in an ancient competition by a Japanese chef who presented him with nothing but a plate of spaghetti in broth. He decides to go in search of the person who contributed to the destruction of his existence and ask him what the secret of this dish is. Something will definitely come out of this trip. Duration 105 minutes. (Central)

A woman named Maishabelle – Dramatic. Directed by Isyar Bollen, with Blanca Portillo. The story of a woman after her husband was killed by ETA. The murder occurred 200 and eleven years after the tragedy. Mykabel is contacted by one of Juan’s killers. The man broke off all relations with the terrorist group, the woman put aside all doubts and her own suffering to accept the meeting. When asked why she is ready to look Juan’s killer in the eye, the woman replies that everyone in life deserves a second chance. Duration 115 minutes. (Greenwich Village, room 3)

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