A book that springs from the meeting of two minds: the legendary director of Italy's General Direction of Cinema, Francesco Ventura (with roughly forty years of commissions on financing first and second films in Italy under his belt) and Luigi Sardiello, editor of Filmmaker's Magazine, screenwriter and director (Piede di Dio, Il pasticciere).
Dieci meno - Un'avventura cinematografica
, published by Licosia Edizioni
, re-evokes forty years of film in sixteen chapters, but also two or three generations of filmmakers starting out, catapulted, unawares, from the second half of the "short century" to the third millennium.
Sixteen portraits painted with the lightest of ironical touches, revealing the human, vulnerable side of famous film figures, or else bright lights not up to their promise, tricksters or outsiders: from Bernardo Bertolucci to "those who threaten to end it all"; from Marco Ferreri and Carmelo Bene to Nanni Moretti and those "attempts at corruption". Racy at times, nostalgic at others.
Tuesday, September 6 at 5 p.m., Villa degli Autori, free admission. A dialogue featuring Irene Bignardi and Francesco Ventura.