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The Cinema of Anni Zero

05/09/2012 h 17:00Excelsior - Venice Film Market, Spazio Incontri
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06/09/2012 h 10:00Excelsior - Venice Film Market, Spazio Incontri
All Accreditations
The Cinema of Anni Zero
September 5, at 5 p.m.
Hotel Excelsior - Venice Film market, Spazio Incontri
coordinated by Giorgio Gosetti
Giacomo Durzi (screenwriter)
Gianni Canova (reviewer and writer), Francesco Bruni (screenwriter and director), Nicola Giuliano (producer), Daniele Vicari (director), Andrea Segre (director), Ugo Gregoretti (director)
September 6, at 10 a.m.
Hotel Excelsior - Venice Film market, Spazio Incontri
Giorgio Gosetti
Emidio Greco (director)
Emiliano Morreale (reviewer and writer), Gabriele Pedullà (reviewer and writer), Andrea Cortellessa (reviewer and writer), Costanza Quatriglio (director), Alice Rohrwacher (director), Francesco Martinotti (director), Valerio Jalongo (director), Stefano Rulli (screenwriter and director)
First of all, an acknowledgement needs to be given to the two book titles which inspired the Anni Zero (noughties) name: Poeti degli Anni Zero by Vincenzo Ostuni and Narratori degli Anni Zero by Andrea Cortellessa. Both Italian writers started their careers as this century was starting out and have similar professional leanings. But Il cinema degli Anni Zero neither intended to be a description of Italian cinema between 2000 and 2010, nor did it want to be a comparison between different choices. Instead, it sought to be a collection of different aspects that had emerged on the global film scene, inevitably influencing the Italian national scene too, be it creatively, in the production process, economically, technologically, in its distribution or in the development of projects themselves. It goes without saying that as time has gone by, film history and practice have constantly been affected by circumstances which have in turn influenced or changed aspects of production, technology use and performance, including style and meaning.
These outside factors have never been as interconnected and far-reaching as in the
last twelve years. If one were to divide film in terms of decades, perhaps the most similar to these past few years would be the sixties, with its nouvelle vague, with the theorisation and affirmation of art-house cinema, the reduction of costs and technical support, its renewal of themes and interest in speech, a refusal to conform and new interest in real-life themes. Does this means this is what has been happening in the last few years, and what is yet to come has already taken place? Not really. Even if certain traits can be traced back to the sixties, that period is a fixed period in cinema history. And when it comes to cinema, history doesn't repeat itself. So what does the future have in store for us? Should we be worried? Or should we better yet re-launch a collective challenge with a brand new spirit?
Giacomo Durzi, Giorgio Gosetti, Emidio Greco

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