György Pálfi’s montage film FINAL CUT - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, an exceptional movie created out of some 400 films and premiered in Cannes Classics earlier this year, will have its Italian premiere in Torino.
HUKKLE and TAXIDERMIA director Pálfi will attend the Italian showcase.
The Torino Film Festival celebrates its thirtieth birthday since its inauguration on September 25, 1982. The Festival, which was created and directed by Ansano Giannarelli and Gianni Rondolino, was originally called the Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani (International Festival of Young Cinema), and it mainly focused on young people’s culture, their stories and their languages.
Young filmmakers and viewers from different countries, with distinctive identities, ideas, and styles. The Festival has remained a moment of discovery, reflection, analysis, and curiosity, even after the sixteenth edition, when it changed its name to the Torino Film Festival. It has been the starting point for many filmmakers and a screen for the first movies by Jane Campion, Atom Egoyan, Alexander Payne, David Gordon Greene, Tsai Ming-liang, Wong Kar-wai, Jafar Panhai, Olivier Assayas, Laurent Cantet, Leos Carax, Matteo Garrone, Daniele Vicari, Michael Winterbottom, Takeshi Kitano, Stanley Kwan. Even nowadays we see filmmakers who made their debut at the TFF and who are now establishing themselves in the international market, from Pablo Larrain to Pietro Marcello and Debra Granik.
For its birthday, the Festival is going to present some of these filmmakers’ new movies.
11.25 JIKETSU NO HI, MISHIMA YUKIO TO WAKAMONOTACHI / 11/25 THE DAY MISHIMA CHOSE HIS OWN FATE by Koji Wakamatsu (Japan, 2012, DCP, 120’)
BAAD EL MAWKEAA / AFTER THE BATTLE by Yousry Nasrallah (Egypt, 2012, 35mm, 122’)
CASA DOLCE CASA by Tonino De Bernardi (Italy, 2012, DigiBeta, 120’)
FINAL CUT - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN by György Pálfi (Hungary, 2012, DCP, 85’)
HOLY MOTORS by Leos Carax (France, 2012, DCP, 115’)
NO by Pablo Larraín (Chile, 2012, 35mm, 115’)
STARLET by Sean Baker (USA, 2012, DCP, 103’)
TERRA DI MEZZO by Matteo Garrone (Italy, 1996, 35mm, 78’)
WHAT RICHARD DID by Lenny Abrahamson (Ireland, 2012, DCP, 87’)