Amarcord & Dormant Beauty at LA FILM FEST


The Consulate General of Italy, Los Angeles, the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles and the Italian Film Commission have annpunced the Italian movies at the 2013 at LA FILM FEST on June 13 & 23.

Saturday June 15 th at 12:30 PM
DIRECTV Theater/Regal 9
Tickets $13.00
Released Italy (1973), Running time: 123 mins, In Italian with English subtitles

Directed By: Frederico Fellini, Producer: Franco Cristaldi, Screenwriters: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Cinematographer: Giuseppe Rotunno, Editor: Ruggero Mastroianni, Cast: Magali Noël, Ciccio Ingrassia, Nando Orfei, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Gianfilippo Carcano, Armando Brancia, Music: Nino Rota

“The title of Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning 1973 movie is usually translated as “I Remember.” This nostalgia-drenched look back at his childhood hometown during the Fascist 30’s, however, might be more accurately described as his dream of childhood, in which the director transformed his memories into a series of iconic, fantastical images. If you’ve seen Amarcord, you’ll remember them: the townsfolk gaping in awe as the luxury liner Rex magically appears out of the night, windows aglow on an artificial ocean; the peacock in the snow; the blond schoolboy who is Fellini’s stand-in feasting on the gigantic breasts of a blonde shopkeeper; his lustful adolescent vision of the rumps of women mounting their bicycles; the mad relative on an outing from his asylum who climbs a tree and won’t come down, screaming “I want a woman.” Every episode of this beloved film–which we celebrate on its 40th anniversary–is stamped with Fellini’s teeming, bemused imagination.”

Dormant Beauty
Wednesday June 19th at 8:30PM
DIRECTV Theatre/Regal 9
Sunday June 23rd at 1:00PM
Regal Cinemas 10
Tickets $13.00
Released France/Italy (2012), Running time: 115 mins, In Italian with English subtitles.
Directed By: Marco Bellocchio, Executive Producer: Francesca Longardi, Producers: Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz, Screenwriters: Marco Bellocchio, Veronica Raimo, Stefano Rulli, Cinematographer: Daniele Cipri, Editor: Francesca Calvelli, Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Toni Servillo, Alba Rohrwacher, Michele Riondino, Maya Sansa, Music: Carlo Crivelli

“Italian master Marco Bellocchio’s urgent, kaleidoscopic ensemble drama was inspired by a court case about the right to die that inflamed his country in 2008, dividing right and left, young and old, Catholic and agnostic. Against this controversy, he crafts a mosaic of interrelated tales: In one Isabelle Huppert’s devoutly religious diva tends to her comatose daughter; in another, a senator, played by Toni Servillo, with a passionately pro-life daughter has to cast his vote on the issue in Parliament. Meanwhile, a young doctor is faced with a suicidal methadone-addicted patient. Stunningly shot, with a haunting score by Carlo Crivelli, Bellocchio’s powerful and complex look at contemporary Italy becomes a moving meditation on love and politics, life and death.”


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