ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE PRESENTS “FARE CINEMA,” THE FIRST ANNUAL ITALIAN CINEMA WEEK, BEGINNING MAY 22 All Events are Free and Open to the Public!
CHICAGO – The Italian Cultural Institute (500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450) presents “Fare Cinema,” (Filmmaking), May 22 – 29, featuring screenings of three acclaimed films and appearances by their filmmakers and/or producers, including David di Donatello-award winning actor/director Luigi Lo Cascio, and a special event with costume designer Anna Lombardi.
All events are free and open to the public. Coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Luce Cinecittá, and ANICA, “Fare Cinema” is the first international celebration of Italian film on this scale, being presented worldwide by the 83 Italian Cultural Institutes to promote the creative genius of the Italian movie industry. “We are proud to showcase work of some of the most prominent Italian film artists to Chicago during ‘Fare Cinema,’” said Italian Cultural Institute Director Alberta Lai. “The films we are screening include two documentaries, as well as a feature film starring and directed by one of Italy’s most acclaimed actors, Luigi Lo Cascio, who has been awarded the Italian equivalent of the Best Actor Academy Award.” “Fare Cinema” at the Italian Cultural Institute consists of four scheduled events: Tuesday, May 22, 6 pm Screening of the documentary “Where the Clouds Go” (“Dove Vanno le Nuvole”) 2016, by Massimo Ferrari 75 min. Screening of the short film “The Interview” 2017, by Massimo Ferrari 6min Director Massimo Ferrari and producer Gaia Capurso in attendance for a post-screening conversation From Treviso to Riace, passing through Bologna and Padova, this documentary tells the stories and experiences of those who have been brave enough to try to transform fear into opportunities and utopia into reality. This is a documentary that travels through Italy and the migration emergency, revealing surprising models of coexistence and a moving humanity. The writer and director Massimo Ferrari is an acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award winner.
Saturday, May 26, 6 pm Screening of the film “The Ideal City” (“La Città Ideale”) 2012, by Luigi Lo Cascio 105 min. Director/Writer/Actor Luigi Lo Cascio in attendance for a post-screening conversation Luigi Lo Cascio directs, scripts and stars in this film.
To make a reservation please visit https://iicchicago.esteri.it/iic_chicago/en, where all scheduled events are listed with additional information. “Fare Cinema” will receive promotional support from the Chicago International Film Festival.