Over 70 evenings to enjoy open-air movies on the Tiber Island
This year, L’Isola del Cinema’s annual film festival – one of the capital’s summer peak cultural events in the heart of the historic center –returns in presence to entertain Rome and its visitors in the picturesque setting of the Tiber island. From 21 June to 3 September, in an arch of 75 evenings, the International cinema festival proposes an exciting review of Italian and foreign titles.
Set between Ponte Fabricio, the oldest bridge in Rome conserved in its original form, and the adjacent Trastevere district, with its two screens on the Tiber Island, Isola del Cinema was listed by the prestigious British magazine TimeOut as one of the world’s most suggestive open-air cinema.
The Festival, conceived and directed by Giorgio Ginori, celebrates its 28th edition with previews, unpublished works, awards, competitions, thematic reviews, debates, masterclasses, exhibitions, screenings in original language and many other unmissable events. Moreover, this year, Rome’s and Paris’s cinema lovers will feel even closer. The Festival will run simultaneously in the two European capitals: French Nouvelle Vague films will be shown on the Tiber, while Dolcevita-Sur-Seine, taking place on the banks of the Parisian river between 9 and 13 July, will dedicate some of its screenings to the Italian cinema, including a review of Carlo Verdone. The full programme of the twinning will be presented on the 29 June in Paris.
This initiative is set into the wider framework of the “Rivers of Europe” project that finds all European countries committed in promoting culture in a spirit of friendship and cooperation.
In regards to the June programme, the opening night, Tuesday, June 21, will be dedicated to the Italian diva Monica Vitti with the free screening of Dramma della Gelosia at Arena Lexus. On the same night, at Cinelab, Director Franco Angeli will be present together with Livia Bonifazi with the movie La vera storia di Luisa Bonfanti. On June 24, it will be the turn of the Manetti brothers, Directors of Diabolik, winner of the David di Donatello and candidate to the Nastri d’Argento.
L’Isola del Cinema confirms itself as a stimulating arena for Italian and international cinema: ample space will be given to Italian films, with Ariaferma (starring Toni Servillo), Gli idoli delle donne e Bocche inutili among the others, without forgetting the reels coming from abroad, for an array of proposals ranging from art films to documentary works that have distinguished themselves most during the last film season.
For the 2022 edition, Isola Mondo will screen movies from all over the world and it will focus on Brasil, Japan (with an evening full of dances and workshops completely dedicated the Shikoku region) and Cuba with La Machetera on Friday 24 June. Not to be missed are the Swedish/Icelandic and Polish co-production of the horror folk film Lamb, and the romantic comedy Licorice Pizza on Saturday 25 June. Another important international initiative is the collaboration with “Red Shoes”, an association for the promotion of the British culture and history in Italy.
The aim of the Isola del Cinema, this year more than ever, is to bring communities closer one to each other in a renewed effort of solidarity and inclusion. For this reason, special attention is dedicated to representing different voices, from reserving an entire category to women with Cinema d’iDEA, to collaborating with several local and international NGOs that will organize special screenings regarding the African continent and the subject of migration. On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Mamma Roma e le cittá contest will be an opportunity to pay a tribute to the great Italian cinematographer.
The Roman actress and influencer Nicole Rossi will be ambassador and juror of the 9th edition of the contest, open to directors under 30 and judged by a panel of young experts aged under 30. In addition to her passion for cinema, Nicole has chosen to support the project motivated by the desire to give voice and space to the youngest, whose perceptions are often “considered superfluous and almost devoid of essence, only and exclusively because of the shorter time we have spent on this earth”.
The MAMMA ROMA’s prize consists of a € 1.000 award and offers visibility on FORME WEB TV’s platform. The award for the best short film will be announced on 27th August on Tiber Island.
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From June 21 to September 3
L’isola del Cinema 2022
Isola Tiberina (Trastevere)