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放映 / SCREENINGS
We regularly organize screenings at our Studio and other venues, both showing our own and others' films made by or on youth. The screenings are friendly events allowing people to mingle, discuss, have a drink and get to know people's stories from different regions of the world.
20.12.15 FILM SCREENING: CLAUDIO CALIGARI
DON’T BE BAD 2015
THE SCENT OF THE NIGHT 1998
TOXIC LOVE 1983
A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia, the same places of the films of Pasolini. His characters, in the '90s, seem to belong to a world that revolves around hedonism. A world where money, luxury cars, night clubs, cocaine and synthetic drugs are easy to run. A world in which Vittorio and Cesare, in their early twenty, act in search of their success. Initiation for their existence has a very high cost and Vittorio, to save himself, abandons Cesare, who instead will inexorably sink. The bond that unites them is so strong that Vittorio really never shall abandon his friend, always hoping to be able to look to the future with new eyes. Together.
The Scent of the Night (Italian: L'odore della notte) is a 1998 Italian crime-drama film directed by Claudio Caligari. It is loosely based on the novel Le notti di arancia meccanica by Dido Sacchettoni.
The film depicts a realistic and graphic portrayal of the heroin addiction that afflicted many young drifters in the eighties. The cast was entirely made of amateur actors, of whom most of them were or had been drug addicts
20.3.2015 FILM SCREENING: DUŠAN MAKAVEJEV
MAN IS NOT A BIRD
LOVE AFFAIR, OR THE CASE OF THE MISSING SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR
Man Is Not a Bird is an antic, free-form portrait of the love lives of two less-than-heroic men who labor in a copper factory. For this first feature, following years of making documentaries and experimental shorts, Dusan Makavejev and his crew set up shop in Bor, a mining town in the mountains near Yugoslavia’s border with Bulgaria, interviewing the workers in the region and even shooting footage inside the local ore factories. Yet the result is hardly a staid tribute to the working class. Also featuring seductive Milena Dravic, who would go on to star in Makavejev’s groundbreaking WR: Mysteries of the Organism, Man Is Not a Bird is one of cinema’s most assured and daring debuts.
Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator is the story of the tragic romance between a young telephonist (Eva Ras) and a middle-aged rodent sanitation specialist (Slobodan Aligrudic) in Belgrade. Yet in Dusan Makavejev’s manic hands, this second feature becomes an endlessly surprising, time-shifting exploration of love and freedom. Featuring interludes of interviews with a sexologist and a criminologist, as well as some of the most elegant dramatic filmmaking of the director’s career, Love Affair, based on a true incident, further demonstrated Makavejev’s adeptness at mixing and matching genres, and his odd, sophisticated humanism.
Innocence Unprotected assembled from the “lost” footage of the first Serbian talkie, a silly melodrama titled Innocence Unprotected, made during the Nazi occupation; contemporary interviews with the megaman who made it and other crew members; and images of the World War II destruction, and subsequent rebuilding, of Belgrade. And at its center is a (real-life) character you won’t soon forget: Dragoljub Aleksic, an acrobat, locksmith, and Houdini-style escape artist whom Makavejev uses as the absurd and wondrous basis for a look back at his country’s tumultuous recent history.
20.2.2015 FILM SCREENING: FRANCESCO ROSI
THE MATTEI AFFAIR
MOMENT OF TRUTH
Salvatore Giuliano is a 1962 Italian film directed by Francesco Rosi. Shot in a neo-realist documentary, non-linear style, it follows the lives of those involved with the famous Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano. Giuliano is mostly off-screen during the film and appears most notably as a corpse.Salvatore Giuliano is a 1962 Italian film directed by Francesco Rosi. Shot in a neo-realist documentary, non-linear style, it follows the lives of those involved with the famous Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano. Giuliano is mostly off-screen during the film and appears most notably as a corpse.
The Mattei Affair depicts the life and mysterious death of Enrico Mattei, an Italian businessman who in the aftermath of World War II managed to avoid the sale of the nascent Italian oil and hydrocarbon industry to US companies and developed them in the Eni, a state-owned oil company which rivaled the 'seven sisters' for oil and gas deals in northern African and Middle Eastern countries.
The film is an innovative hybrid of documentary and fiction, representing Francesco Rosi’s concept of cine-inchieste (film investigation). The film is interspersed with footage of the director trying to find his friend, the investigative journalist Mauro De Mauro, who disappeared while doing research for the film. He was killed by the Sicilian Mafia, but like the death of Mattei, De Mauro’s case was never solved.
In Moment of Truth, Miguel leaves the countryside because he doesn't want to become a poor farmer like his father. In the big city he tries everything to make it but accomplishes nothing until he becomes a bullfighter.
Rosi cast Miguel Mateo Salcedo, a real, 26-year-old torero, in the lead role; actor and character share the same name and the same brazen style in the arena.
Rosi and his crew shot the bull fighting scenes live, during Miguelín’s actual fights, using 300 mm lenses to zoom in on the action.
23.1.2015 FILM SCREENING: IRANIAN NEW WAVE
The Runner 追火車的小孩
Close Up 大寫特寫
Salaam Cinema 電影萬歲
The Runner is a 1985 film by Amir Naderi, one of the major directors of Iranian cinema before and after the Iranian Revolution. The Runner was perhaps the first of the post-revolution Iranian films to attract worldwide attention. It set the tone for many of the films which followed: realism, child's eye perspective of the world, innocence, gentleness, set in poor neighbourhoods, exposing great disparities in wealth, resting much of the film on the shoulders of one young actor, using children's lives as analogies for, or explicit expositions of, the problems of the adult world.
Close Up is a 1990 Iranian docufiction written, directed and edited by Abbas Kiarostami. The film tells the story of the real-life trial of a man who impersonated film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, conning a family into believing they would star in his new film. It features the people involved, acting as themselves. A film about human identity, it helped to increase recognition of Kiarostami in the West.
Salaam Cinema is a 1995 Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Made in a fashion to resemble a documentary, the film starts with the music of the "Dance of Spring" by Shahrdad Rohani, showing a huge crowd of people gathering outside a studio. Makhmalbaf has put an advertisement in the papers, asking for 100 actors, and thousands have shown up. The film goes on to show different people being auditioned and each explaining their reason for wanting to act in a film.
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