At 10 am the director Sergei Loznitsa will take the chair for a special masterclass at the La Compagnia cinema
A journey to the roots of Italian folk with the documentary on Caterina Bueno for the first time at the 60th Festival dei Popoli
The film, written and directed by Francesco Corsi, will be followed by a live musical tribute with surprise guests
A journey to the roots of Italian folk, as told in the documentary " Caterina " by Francesco Corsi, a portrait of Caterina Bueno , will be screened, premiered, at the La Compagnia cinema, Friday 8 November, at 9.00 pm, scheduled for the 60th edition of the Festival of Peoples (admission 7 euros). The screening will be followed by a live musical tribute with surprise guests.
An emotional portrait of Caterina Bueno (Fiesole, 1943 - Florence, 2007), ethnomusicologist, singer and "recollection" which, starting in the 1960s, brought to the attention of the general public the very precious heritage of songs and musical traditions patiently collected in the countryside of Tuscany and diffused in records and concerts that received international attention. Caterina's work and art were born from the awareness that popular songs were everyone's songs, transmitted from generation to generation and continually reworked. The film is embellished with three of the most valuable performances of Caterina and the many musicians (including a very young Francesco De Gregori) who accompanied her in that extraordinary season of Italian music. The documentary will be distributed by Kinè in theaters in February 2020.
At the cinema La Compagnia, among the events on the program, the masterclass of the master of cinema Sergei Loznitsa (10 am, free admission) on the theme “ Fiction / documentary. The cinema on the frontier of genres and eras Next, at 3 pm, the International Competition with Camp of Tiago Hespanha, in the presence of the director, on the largest military base in Europe, hosted on the outskirts of Lisbon. At 5 pm My English Cousin by Karim Sayad, on the aspirations and dreams of an Algerian in the United Kingdom. For the section "Diamonds are forever", from the archive of the Festival dei Popoli, the screening of Les enfants jouent a la Russie by Jean-Luc Godard (1993), a screening organized in collaboration with Palazzo Strozzi. In the midst of the project-monstre of the Histoire (s) du cinéma, Godard continues his very personal investigation into the images of the twentieth century through a film that explores the history of Russian and Soviet cinema.
At the Spazio Alfieri cinema, the “Doc at Work Campus” section (at 17.30), with the screening of three works coming from the Head school - Hautè E'cole d'art et de design, starring: Jennifer Taylor's Nottetempo (on meeting between the director and Palermo); Ana Taran's Boussole , shot in Ukraine "on what it means to be at war" and Arthur Miserez's Détours , set in Geneva with the protagonists of friends who were born and raised in banlieu.
The 60th edition of the Festival dei Popoli is realized with the contribution of MiBACT - General Direction of Cinema, Creative Europe Program of the European Union, Tuscany Region, Municipality of Florence, Contemporary Senses Program Tuscany for Cinema, Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze Foundation, Foundation Tuscany System. Thanks to the collaboration with: Embassy of France, French Institute of Italy, French Institute of Florence, WBI - Wallonie Bruxelles Image, Embassy of Portugal, AC / E - Accion Cultural Española, Czech Center of Rome, German Films, Goethe Institut, Swiss Films.
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