July 29th – October 29th
Within the Estate Fiorentina 2016 the Associazione Rive Gauche – Arte Cinema offers a festival dedicated to international masterpieces never distributed to Italy. The series of shows, taking place from July to October for a total of twelve appointments, provides for the projection of the movie with the original soundtrack and specifically realized Italian subtitles.
Friday, July 22nd, 8.45 p.m.
Showing of the movie by Mahmut Fazil Çoşkun (Tur. 2009). A project by the Associazione Rive Gauche – Arte Cinema.
The series of shows is to be inaugurated by Wrong Rosary (min. 90’), the debut movie by Mahmut Fazil Çoşkun, known as one of the emerging talents of the New Turkish Cinema. The director started with many documentaries and later specialized in fiction, stating : “I have a difficulty dealing with the reality. Filmmaking helps me dealing with it by creating a reality of its own”. He made two feature films. Both unreleased in Italy, they won many awards in international festivals. Free event in the cloister. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Friday, July 29th, 8.45 p.m.
Showing of the movie by Juraj Herz (CZ 1969). A project by Associazione Rive Gauche – Arte Cinema.
Karl Kopfrkingl directed the crematorium in Prague and believed, through cremation, to be able to free the souls of the departed. After the Nazi invaded Czechoslovakia he had to choose whether to support the Nazi to gain in turn favours or oppose himself. A movie hanging in the balance between a drama and a black comedy, The Cremator (min. 95’), unknown to Italy, was nominated at the Academy Awards as best foreign movie. Juraj Herz, who directed a series of movies dedicated to Maigret, successfully participated in a number of international festivals, including those in Cannes and Berlin. Free event in the cloister. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Friday, August 5th, 8.45 p.m.
Ho ucciso mia madre
Showing of the movie written, directed and performed by Xavier Dolan (Can. 2009)
The first work by the young director, who wrote the script when he was sixteen, Ho ucciso mia madre (min. 96’), mostly autobiographical, narrates the conflict between a homosexual adolescent and his mother. The movie, that was awarded at Cannes and many other festivals, is the first of a selection dedicated to the Canadian director, who, at the age of 25, has already released 5 widely successful feature films. Awarded in the main international festivals including Cannes, Venice and Toronto, he was a member of the jury of the Cannes festival chaired by the Coen brothers. In that same festival he obtained the jury’s Grand Prix with Juste la Fin du Monde in 2016. Free event in the cloister. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Friday, August 19th, 8.45 p.m.
Heartbeat/Les amours imaginaires
Showing of the movie by Xavier Dolan (Can. 2009)
Heartbeat/Les amours imaginaires (min. 102’) tells the story of Francis and Marie, two friends who fell in love with the same boy, Nicolas. It is love at first sight for both, who try to attract Nicolas’ attention as in an evil duel. Free event in the cloister. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Friday, August 26th, 8.45 p.m.
Tom à la ferme
Showing of the movie by Xavier Dolan (Can. 2013)
The movie (min. 105’) tells the story of Tom. The protagonist, who went to the countryside to take part in the funeral of Guillame, the former love of his life, shockingly discovered that nobody knew about him and Guillame’s homosexuality except for his brother Francis, who violently imposed to keep the secret and that strangely attracted Tom. The movie won the FIPRESCI award at the 70th Mostra del Cinema di Venezia. Free event in the cloister. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Saturday, September 3rd, 5 p.m.
Showing of the movie by Peter Strickland (UK 2009)
The first work by the talented Strickland, the movie was entirely filmed in Transilvania. Katalin’s husband discovered that the son he thought was his, was indeed born from a rape suffered by his wife. She started a journey with her eleven-year-old son to come to terms with her horrible past. A movie hanging in balance between a horror and a thriller, full of turns of events. Free event on the rooftop loggia. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Friday, September 9th, 8 p.m.
Showing of the movie by Semih Kaplanoglu (Tur. 2010) (min. 103’)
Yusuf was a solitary kid who lived with his parents in an isolated area of a mountain forest. The father bred bees and the boy really admired him and shared secrets. Yusuf, who read really well at home, freezed at school.
Semih Kaplanoglu, a director, screenwriter and producer of his movies, is an emerging figure in the new Turkish cinema. The movie ends Yusuf’s trilogy, a partially autobiographical work, that made the director really popular. The three movies were awarded in many international festivals, including the success at Berlin, where in 2011 Honey (Miele) won the Golden Bear. None of his movies has ever been showed in Italy. Free event on the rooftop loggia. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Saturday, September 17th, 5 p.m.
Showing of the movie by Semih Kaplanoglu (Tur 2008) (min. 102’)
The eighteen-year-old Yusuf and his young mother Fatma live off of the milk of their cows, but their city has experiencing a rapid industrial growth, that makes their traditional system old and economically unprofitable. Second movie from Yusuf’s Trilogy. Free event on the rooftop loggia. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Friday, October 7th, 8 p.m.
Showing of the movie by Semih Kaplanoglu (Tur 2007) (min. 97’)
The first movie from the trilogy dedicated to Yusuf. Semih Kaplanoglu for this chapter chooses the atmospheres muffled by the fog of the Turkish countryside, far from the lively ruckus of an ever changing Istanbul. Free event on the rooftop loggia. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Friday, October 14th, 8 p.m.
Showing of the movie by Jaco Van Dormael (Bel. Can. 2009) (min. 141’)
The movie tells the story of Nemo Nobody, played by Jared Leto. The man, 117 years old, is the last mortal being on earth after the human race achieved immortality. Nemo, with faded memories, recounts his main love stories to a journalist using different narrative levels that offer many possible life alternatives. The movie, that received many awards, was successfully presented at the Festival of Venice, when it won the Premio Osella. The director, the author of films resulted from a long phase of reflection and gestation, and famous thanks to his debut movie Toto le heros, with his third movie, Mr. Nobody, achieved his masterpiece. Free event on the rooftop loggia. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Friday, October 21st, 8 p.m.
Showing of the movie by Jia Zhang Ke (China 2002) (min. 113)
A story of youngsters, a story of the suburbs, a story of a country experiencing an exponential growth. Divided between cinema dreams and oppressive reality, the protagonists will go looking for something without knowing what they are searching for. Jia Zhang Ke, known in Italy after winning the Golden Bear in Venice with Still life (2006), is one of the emerging authors of today’s Chinese cinema.
Free event on the rooftop loggia. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Saturday, October 29th, 5 p.m.
Still the water
Showing of the movie by Noemi Kawase (Jap. 2014)
The central themes of the Japanese movie-maker reappear in Still the water (min. 110’): the strong bond between life and death, the symbiotic relationship linking men to nature. The director represents one of the most innovative voices in today’s Japanese movie scene. Her cinema, that one could define of loss and research, echoes autobiographical elements linked to the theme of abandonment. Kawase was a member of the jury of Cannes Festival in 2016. Only her last movie, Le ricette della signora Toku, was distributed to Italy. Free event on the rooftop loggia. Admittance does not include the access to the museum.
Rive Gauche – ArteCinema is a non-profit association involved in the organization of cinema festivals focusing on themes or authors. Among these the two summer festivals in 2014 and 2015 at the Garden of the Cenacolo di San Salvi on behalf of the Comune di Firenze, the festival dedicated to the Latin-American New Cinema at Spazio Alfieri, with 10 movies mostly unknown to Italy, in addition to a festival dedicated to pacifist movies on the occasion of the centennial of World War I. In November 2015 it organized events celebrating Pasolini at Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea and the Museo Novecento. Rive Gauche – ArteCinema also made sure to introduce to Italy movies never distributed to our country, providing them with Italian subtitles. This way it offered “first runs” or “authors’ unpublished works” in its festivals. Therefore the Associazione was summoned by the Università di Firenze (chair of Turkish language) to organize a cycle of unreleased movies of the New Turkish Cinema in Italy.
Included in the program Estate Fiorentina 2016.