Friday, July 13, 2012

Montone (PG)
one of "The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy", is preparing to host, from July 11th to July 15th, 2012, the 2012 Umbria Film Festival, an international film festival (with a special eye to Italy and Europe) careful to the emerging, young and often off by large retailers productions. Among short films, feature films, documentaries and previews for free admission while seats last. For the 16th edition (after the prologue on July 8th and 9th at the Isola del Giglio, Giglio Island, Grosseto, with the twinned Giglio Film Festival, first edition) will be present the director and honorary chairman of the festival Terry Gilliam, actor, but especially director and writer of films like Brazil, The Fisher King, The 12 Monkeys, Tideland, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and many others, was fascinated by Montone and his “piazzetta illuminata dalla luna” ("moonlit small square").
And also those of the director Mike Figgis (Internal Affairs, Leaving Las Vegas, Time Code...) and Paul Laverty, screenwriter of Ken Loach. Among the films that you will could enjoy we mention animated film Un vie de chat, by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, nominated in the list for the 2012 Oscar for animation; and Appartamento ad Atene by Ruggelo di Paola with Laura Morante (Ruggero di Paola will receive the award for "Best Italian Debut of the year").
In addition to the screenings in the Montone's square, 2012 Umbria Film Festival will also host a competition for short animation for children and the sixth edition of Umbriametraggi, competition-selection of short films by Umbrian filmmakers. 12 films selected to be transmitted at the Teatro San Fedele. The festival will also have a panel discussion on immigration and cinema and 2 concerts, to open and close, respectively, the event.
Opening concert will take place July 11th, 2012 by the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale "A. Belli" of Spoleto. Closing July 15th, 2012 with the Società Filarmonica Braccio Fortebraccio that will perform music from the soundtracks of several films. Little curiosity of the Umbria Film Festival: each year is done the gift of the keys of the town of Montone to an international author, director or actor.
In addition to the same Terry Gilliam, in the past have received the keys Peter Mullan, Edgar Reitz, Hanif Kureishi, Michael Winterbottom, Ferzan Ozpetek, Vittorio Storaro, Colin Firth, Mike Leigh, Peter Lord, Mike Figgis, Lone Scherfig, Bahman Ghobadi, Ken Loach, Nicola Giuliano, Davide Ferrario. Fabrizio Galeazzi
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from 07/11/2012 to 07/15/2012
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