This year the historic festival „Le vie del cinema da Cannes a Rome“ („The Streets of Cinema from Cannes to Rome“), which is now in its 23rd edition, will be held in the capital from 12 to 16 June . The initiative is part of the program of the Roman Summer , is promoted by Roma Capitale Department of Cultural Growth and carried out in collaboration with SIAE, with the contribution of the Lazio Region for the promotion of European Funds. Organized by ANEC Lazio with the consolidated partnership with Fondazione Cinema per Roma I CityFest, the event inaugurates the 2019 edition of the project „The Cinema through the Great Festivals“ and brings in some Roman halls a significant selection of films directly from 72nd Cannes Festival.
Numerous titles are offered in absolute preview by the Competition and by the other sections that will be screened in the ADRIANO, EDEN FILM CENTER and GIULIO CESARE cinemas in the original version with Italian subtitles (with the sole exception of the restored version of The Shining).
Coming from the Competition, the winner of the Palme d’Or Gisaengchung (Parasite) by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho, „a comedy without clowns and a tragedy without bad guys“, as he himself defined it. An overwhelming history of social conflicts between two families, as well as a fitting representation of our society and its controversial dynamics. From the same section also Les Misérables, a banlieue choral movie inspired by the 2005 Paris riots and winner of the Jury Prize by Ladj Ly, actor, scriptwriter and director on his first feature film.
Also from the Competition, Portrait de la Jeune fille en feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) , winner of the Best Screenplay Prize, directed by Céline Sciamma, a late eighteenth-century sentimental story that, with its dilated times and suspended Gothic atmospheres, won the jury.
From the same section also It Must be Heaven, awarded with the Special Mention of the jury and the FIPRESCI Award, work of the Palestinian author Elia Suleiman that from Nazareth, in Paris to New York, deals with themes such as identity, nationality and belonging fleeing from his country looking for an alternative homeland. Space also for Ken Loach, a veteran of the Competition with two Golden Palms to his credit in the past years who with Sorry We Missed You returns to explore the themes dear to him of work and precariousness, which are increasingly synonymous with exploitation. The Dead don’t Die is also on the program(The dead do not die), Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie with a stellar cast (from Bill Murray to Tilda Swinton,) which will open the show, exactly as it inaugurated the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, and the amazing Chinese film Nan fang which zhan de ju hui (The Wild Goose Lake) , by Diao Yinan that moves admirably between noir and romance on the other side of China, the darkest and most impulsive, daughter of the economic boom.
The Brazilian film A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão (The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão) appears in the capital from the Certain Regard , the audacious adaptation of Karim Aïnouz of the novel written by Martha Batalha in 2015 that maintains the epic reach, winner of the Best Un Certain Regard Award.
Family Romance, LLC comes from the Out of Competition section, a sort of „fake documentary“ filmed with a smartphone through which the German author Werner Herzog analyzes the cross-section of a totally alienated society. Space also for a real gem for the most passionate film buffs, coming directly from Cannes Classics: the restored edition of The Shining , a milestone in the horror genre directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1980. The American director’s masterpiece will be shown in an unpublished version, the same revived during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, after a careful restoration using a new 4K scan of the original 35 mm negative and will be screened in the original version with French subtitles.
From Quinzaine Des Réalisateurs, Alice and the mayors (Alice and the Mayor) arrive, an eccentric political comedy directed by the French director Nicolas Pariser, winner of the Europa Cinemas Label starring Fabrice Luchini and the bizarre Yves, by Benoît Forgeard, who sees a young rapper struggling with a refrigerator with artificial intelligence capable of composing songs in his place.
Full price: € 7
Reduced: € 6 for: over 65, University Students, SNCCI members, Students of: Gian Maria Volonté Film School, Cinematographic Experimental Center, Lazio Youth Card holders.
Fidelity card: every 5 entries purchased, 1 is free
3 Locations: Adriano Cinema, Eden Film Center and Guilo Cesar Cinema
Date: 12 – 16 June 2019
Cost: 7 Euros
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, ItalyPrice