昨晚在CitySuper又拿了一本The List, 無意中發現下個月的意大利電影節, 不得不在此幫忙宣傳宣傳. 不要誤會, 我不是意大利商會的人, 也不是替藝術中心辦事, 只不過, 有好的東西怎能不通知電影發燒友們! 除了法國電影外, 我也十分喜愛意大利電影, 大學修讀電影時也修了一科電影系與意大利文系合辦的意大利電影, 那本厚厚的textbook還在書架上!
好了, BS一輪後, 送這六張海報給你!
開幕電影: Velocita Massima (Maximum Velocity) by Daniele Vicari (2002)
時間: 7:00pm, June 5 (6:00pm cocktail)
地點: IFC Palace House 2
另一場: 7:30pm, June 16, Agnes b. Cinema!
"Daniele Vicari moves confidently from documentaries to features with "Maximum Velocity (V-Max)," which represents a souped-up extension of the director's 1999 exploration of Italy's street racing and customized car scene, "Sex, Mufflers and Videogames." Despite a certain predictability in the script, this well-paced, entertaining drama piloted by two likable characters investigates a relatively unchartered Roman subculture. While inevitable branding as a low-rent "The Fast and the Furious" may curb its offshore speed, theatrical outlook in Italy and some European territories appears solid."(Variety)
其他電影, 全都在香港藝術中心的Agnes b. Cinema!放映
Da Zero a Dieci (From Zero to Ten) by Luciano Ligabue (2002)
時間: 7:30pm, June 13 & 27
"His second feature, "From Zero to Ten," is a slickly produced operation that feels too much like a contrived narrative construct designed to mine nostalgia for the hopes, dreams and freedom of youth -- overcharted territory in Italian cinema of the last 10 years. Backed by strong marketing and a high-rotation airplay single and musicvideo from Ligabue, film opened well locally but may struggle to cross borders."(Variety)
Se Fossi in Te (If I were You) by Giulio Manfredonia (2001)
時間: 7:30pm, June 17
"Andrea is a clerk who lives with his wife, two children and mother-in-law. His family life is suffocating. He hates his boring job and dreams of being single and enjoying himself. Bebo Braschi Lentini is a successful entrepreneur. He has a very strong character, which alienates him from everybody around him – everybody except his loyal secretary Veronica who, despite his behavior, adores him. Christian, a DJ is frustrated, penniless and in love with a beautiful pharmacist Caterina but unable to declare his love. He dreams of organizing huge pop concerts. One day, Andrea, Bebo and Christian meet coincidently at a beach -front restaurant. Each thinks that the other has a better life. “If I were you...” they say... and the three of them find themselves projected into the life of the person they had expressed admiration for. The transformation carries some advantages. At Andrea’s house, Bebo reorganizes completely the family’s crazy lifestyle. At the same time, Christian brings chaos to the extremely serious Braschi-Lentini household and uses all of Bebo’s money to put on a huge rock concert with the dumbstruck Gegio. As time goes on, we find that Bebo has reached a very respectable position in his company and is about to buy Braschi Lentini, which Christian has obviously run onto the ground. When the magic is over they go back to their previous life but their attitude has changed..."(www.nicefestival.org)
L'ora di Religione (The Religion Hour) by Marco Bellocchio (2002)
時間: 7:30pm, June 19 & 29
"Ernesto, a painter, and declared atheist, learns though a Vatican representative that his mother is being considered for sainthood. Ernesto is asked to testify to his mother's status as a martyr. While not containing the black comic anarchy of his early films, Bellocchio is still examining the institutions of the Church as he did in In the Name of the Father, and the institution of the family as in the aforementioned Fists in His Pocket and China is Near. Again Bellocchio has a protagonist who is placed in the situation of having to confront others with their hypocrisy while fighting to hold on to his ideals."(www.coffeecoffeeandmorecoffee.com)
Il Posto dell'Anima (The Soul's Place) by Riccardo Milani (2003)
時間: 7:30pm, June 20
"Italian filmmaker directs Il Posto Dell'Anima (The Soul's Place), a drama about a group of dedicated union workers. Set in the small mountain town of Campolaro, the film follows Carair tire factory co-workers Salvatore (Michele Placido), Antonio (Silvio Orlando), and Mario (Claudio Santamaria). When the American-owned company threatens to shut down the factory, the union members organize a serious protest. While the boisterous men chain themselves to the factory doors and get arrested on television to show their solidarity, their long-suffering wives raise money by starting up a homemade pasta business. After several attempts of raising awareness and funds, the union sends a representative to the U.S. to talk to the president of Carair." (www.entertainment.msn.com)
L'Uomo in Piu' (One Man Up) by Paolo Sorrentino (2001)
時間: 7:30pm, June 22
"A small scale but absorbing twin character study powered by two compelling performances, "One Man Up" tracks the parallel lives of two men from Naples in the cynical, amoral '80s as they are elevated to positions of public glory then coldly cast aside by society. While Paolo Sorrentino's writing is more refined than his direction, this is an intelligent, thematically ambitious first feature by Italian standards, and should play festivals and open doors for the Neapolitan newcomer. Produced by some of the same team that launched Mario Martone's film career with "Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician," the drama was the swan song project of American-born producer-distributor Kermit Smith, who died in April."(Variety)
節目詳情可瀏覽香港藝術中心網頁www.hkac.org.hk (click programme, then films/video), 但剛才看過, 六月的電影節目尚未更新.
門票本月廿二日公開發售. 開幕電影票價$120, 可電郵意大利商會icc@icc.org.hk(本月廿二日起). 其他電影可致電2734-9009查詢及訂票, 可於URBITIX購買. 票價$50, 學生及長者$30. URBITIX Express 2111-5999. 可天致電意大利商會查詢電影資料: 2521-8837.
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