Tunisia, fourth edition of Italian Cinema Days

19-22 at Citè de la Culture, MedFilm Festival among organizers

12 June, 11:12

    ROME - The MedFilm Festival is hitting Tunis for the fourth edition of the Italian Cinema Days, an event organized as part of the project Making Cinema - Week of Italian cinema in the world promoted by the foreign ministry with the objective of promoting high-quality Italian movies with the support of the network of Italian consulates and cultural institutes.

    The event, organized with the support of IIC in Tunis directed by Maria Vittoria Longhi in cooperation with the Cinémathèque Tunisienne and the Association Methexis, which organizes the MedFilm Festival, will be held on June 19-22 at the new Cité de la Culture in Tunis. The initiative is aimed at promoting Italian films and boost commercial relations between the two countries.

    The event is organized at a particularly good time for bilateral ties as the director generals of the culture ministries of Italy and Tunisia, respectively Nicola Borrelli and Chiraz Latiri, at the Cannes film festival this year signed an agreement for the creation of a bilateral fund for Italian-Tunisian co-productions. The festival will be inaugurated by the films Ammore and Malavita by Marco and Antonio Manetti (Italy, 2017, 134 min.), which won five David di Donatello awards, including best picture. The musical is a parody of crime that pays homage to Naples' vitality. L'Ora Legale by Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone (Italy, 2017, 98 min), will follow. The comedy by the Sicilian duo is an ironic yet socially sensitive movie on Italian immorality.

    A retrospective paying homage to Italian movie star Claudia Cardinale will include Una Gita a Roma by Karim Proia (Italy, 2017, 110 min), a movie on the discovery of Rome through the eyes of two children.

    Also to be screened is the documentary Uberto degli specchi by Marco Mensa and Elisa Mereghetti (Italy, 2016, 75 min), who will attend the event. The movie focuses on the story of scenographer Uberto Betacca, who won a David di Donatello in 1995 and collaborated with the best film and theater directors.

    He currently lives in a small town in Tunisia.

    At the festival is also the widely acclaimed movie released in 2017, Dove Non Ho Mai Abitato by Paolo Franchi (Italy, 2017, 97') an elegant drama on the bourgeoisie with Fabrizio Gifuni and Emmanuelle Devos. Gifuni will attend the screening. The event will include a round table on June 22 on new development and cooperation opportunities in the film industry between Italy and Tunisia. (ANSAmed).

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