Grande Cinema al Teatro Greco Every evening an international film of strong spectacular effect is shown as a world or European preview on the wide screen of the Ancient Theatre (these films are re-shown on the following day at the Congress Hall). In the programme there are seven films from all over the world: they are world or international preview films and some of them are even first works.

Toby Dammit (Restored)

Date: 15/06/2008

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Stamp gets off an airplane, gets driven to an awards ceremony, drives off in a Ferrari, and dies. He’s ostensibly there to film the story of Christ as a western, but he could care less, all he wants is that Ferrari he was promised for showing up. In the course of his travels we see the kind of extras that populate Woody Allen films whenever he’s trying to be Felliniesque: nuns with guitars, cardboard cut-outs of people and animals, the Beatles in their Sergeant Pepper uniforms, men wearing capes, three matrons who look like The Furies watching the awards ceremony, and a lot of grotesque-looking women. It was weird to watch all this; seeing the original source material from which countless parodies and sketches and homages to Fellini have been mined was a vivid reminder that Fellini's art was actually something alive once, before it was embalmed as a style.


Godfather (Padrino)

Date: 15/06/2008

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The Godfather is a 1972 crime film based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, with a screenplay by Puzo, Coppola, and an uncredited Robert Towne.[1] It stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton, and features Richard Castellano, Abe Vigoda and Sterling Hayden. The story spans ten years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the Corleone crime family.


Red Belt

Date: 16/06/2008

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Set in the west-side of Los Angeles fight world, a world inhabited by bouncers, cage-fighters, cops and special forces types, Redbelt, is the story of Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a Jiu-Jitsu teacher who has avoided the prize fighting circuit, choosing instead to pursue an honorable life by operating a self-defense studio with a samurai’s code. Terry and his wife Sondra (Alicia Braga), struggle to keep the business running to make ends meet. An accident on a dark, rainy night at the Academy between an off duty officer (Max Martini) and a distraught lawyer (Emily Moritimer) puts in motion a series of events that will change Terry’s life dramatically introducing him to a world of promoters (Ricky Jay, Joe Mantegna) and movie star Chet Frank (Tim Allen). Faced with this, in order to pay off his debts and regain his honor, Terry must step into the ring for the first time of his life.


Street Kings (La notte non aspetta)

Date: 17/06/2008

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Tom Ludlow (Keanu Reeves) is a corrupt, disillusioned L.A. Police Officer haunted by the death of his wife. All of the cops in Ludlow's unit, including their captain Jack Wander (Forest Whitaker), bend and break the rules of conduct on a regular basis. Their intention is often to deal with crime in a manner that they perceive to be more efficient, which leads them to routinely lie, falsify reports and manipulate evidence to cover up for their wrong-doings.


Mishima Restored

Date: 18/06/2008

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The film features original music by Philip Glass with performances by the Kronos Quartet. Ken Ogata stars as Yukio Mishima and Roy Scheider speaks an off-screen English narration, also as Mishima. The film was produced in Japan by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas (while they were involved with Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha). The four chapters are "Beauty", "Art", "Action" and "Fusion of Pen and Sword". Each chapter features flashback scenes from Mishima's life shot in lustrous black and white, intercut with highly-stylized, theatrical scenes from three different Mishima novels and the realistically-shot, docudrama-style story of Mishima's last day and seppuku. The novels depicted in the film are The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (1956) in "Beauty"; Kyoko's House (1959) in "Art"; and Runaway Horses (1968) in "Action". In the final chapter, the protagonists of all three novels are shown achieving their destructive and/or suicidal objectives as Mishima commits suicide. The soundtrack follows the different visual styles, accompanying the black-and-white flashbacks with a string quartet, the theatrical scenes with a string orchestra and synthesizers, and the "docudrama" scenes with a full symphonic orchestra. Schrader has said that he considers Mishima the best film he has directed: "It's the one I'd stand by - as a screenwriter it's Taxi Driver, but as a director it's Mishima." (Schrader on Schrader and Other Writings (2004)


Inconceivable

Date: 19/06/08

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In a climate of rapid technological advancement, the baby business is booming. ART is the acronym for Assisted Reproductive Technology, or the science of unnatural conception. Couples with clinical infertility issues, career women with ticking biological clocks and the gay community’s desire for parenthood means these people can now achieve the previously inconceivable if they are prepared to pay the high price for potential failure and throw themselves at the mercy of the medical gurus and drug companies. “Inconceivable” explores a week in the life of a typical ‘cycling’ batch of women and their donors preparing to undergo any one or a combination of Assisted Reproductive Technology procedures. Dr Jackson Charles Freeman (Colm Feore) takes ten patients per batch at his highly progressive and internationally acclaimed Las Vegas clinic. He cycles them efficiently to calendar match so they undergo more or less the same procedure at the same time.


The Touch

Date: 20/06/08

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A lonely woman in a bar wants to be hugged by a young man, but she was too drunk to remember anything when she meets him again the next day.


The Edge of Heaven

Date: 20/06/2008

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Nejat seems to disapprove of his widower father Ali's choice of a prostitute, called Yeter, as a live-in girlfriend. But he soon grows fond of her after he discovers that she is sending money home to Turkey to pay for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death causes father and son to grow apart. Nejat decides to travel to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter, Ayten. A political activist, Ayten has however been forced to flee from the Turkish police and is already in Germany. Having been befriended by a young woman, Lotte, the rebellious Ayten is invited to stay at her new friend’s home. Lotte’s gesture of hospitality does not prove particularly pleasing to her conservative mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey, where she gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless complexities of gaining Ayten’s release.