From 1st to 6th August 2022 the city of Narni (TR) will host the 28th edition of Narni. The streets of cinemathe Restored Cinema Review, directed by Giuliano Montaldo and Alberto Crespi and organized on the initiative of the Municipality of Narni with the collaboration of the Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale and with the International School of Comics in Rome.
Pasqualino Settebellezze: a scene with Giancarlo Giannini
THE RESTORED CINEMA IS THE PROTAGONIST. This edition will also feature a rich selection of recently revamped films screened every evening starting at 9.00 pm on the big screen set up in the “Bruno Donatelli” public park in Narni, with free admission.
Narni. Le vie del cinema is now the “dean” of festivals dedicated to the memory of cinema: it began showing restored films well before the major world festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice) also opened sections of “Classics”. The restored cinema is art, science, history, memory. Also this year Narni will synthesize these disciplines by offering the public restored classics of Italian cinema. It is a way of keeping alive the memory of an art – the cinematographic one – which has made Italy a model for all the cinemas of the world.
The list of selected films begins with Per grace received, by Nino Manfredi: a film by the famous Roman actor and director for which he received the award for best first film in 1971 at Cannes. The film will be introduced by the actor Francesco Montanari (Criminal novel – The series, The Hunter) and by Andrea Ciaffaroni, author of the biography “In search of Nino Manfredi”, released in 2021 by the publisher Sagoma. It continues with Mario Monicelli’s Caro Michele: based on the 1973 novel by Natalia Ginzburg, the film tells the story of an ex-1968 man exiled to London. The film earned Mariangela Melato the David di Donatello and the Nastro d’Argento for best leading actress. Dear Michele will be presented to the public by the writer and journalist Sandra Petrignani, author of the biographical essay La corsara. Portrait of Natalia Ginzburg. on 3 August the director and screenwriter Gianni Amelio (Hammamet) will take the stage of Le vie del Cinema to present Pasqualino Settebellezze by Lina Wertmüller: it will be an opportunity to (re) see one of the films of the great director in which Giancarlo Giannini plays one of the his most famous roles. With Come to take coffee with us we will have the opportunity to rediscover one of Alberto Lattuada’s best films, based on the novel “La spartizione” by Piero Chiara, whose cast is composed of – among others – Ugo Tognazzi, Francesca Romana Coluzzi and Milena Vukotic, who will come in person to present the film. On 5 August it is the turn of Federico Fellini’s I clowns, a television documentary by the famous director in which the figure of the clown is analyzed, even from a historical point of view, throughout Europe. Presenting it will be Liana Orfei, who also appears in the documentary as part of the famous circus dynasty of international fame. The review ends with Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Mamma Roma in his recent digital restoration (4K) made on the occasion of the Pasolinian centenary: a way to rediscover a great classic of Italian cinema starring the timeless Anna Magnani.
Pasqualino Settebellezze, By grace received, Dear Michele and Mamma Roma are restorations by CSC – Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with RTI – Mediaset; Come and get coffee with us is a restoration curated by CSC – Cineteca Nazionale in collaboration with Minerva Pictures; I clowns is a restoration curated by CSC – Cineteca Nazionale, Cinecittà Luce, Cineteca di Bologna as part of the Fellini 100 Project.
THE REVIEW OF ANIMATED CINEMA IS BACK FOR THE CHILDREN. The exhibition, parallel to the classic selection of restored films, will offer a selection of animated films dedicated to children every evening on the big screen starting at 9.00 pm, in a side wing of the “Donatelli” public park. Will be proposed: Basil the investigator of Ron Clements,
John Musker, David Michener and Burny Mattinson; Don Bluth’s Fievel Comes to America; Don Paul and Eric Bergeron’s The Road to Eldorado; Don Bluth’s Brisby and Nimh’s Secret; Totò Sapore and the magical story of Maurizio Forestieri’s pizza; A Bug’s Life – Megaminimondo by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton (co-director).
THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF COMICS TELLS THE WAYS OF CINEMA FOR THE 2022 EDITION
From this year the collaboration between the International School of Comics of Rome and the Le Vie del Cinema review kicks off.
The International School of Comics, industry leader in graphic and visual arts training, offers its pupils and pupils training activities each year that offer the opportunity to relate to projects for external clients. For boys and girls, these are important experiences of personal and professional growth to which the School pays particular attention.
With this goal, the idea of collaborating with Le Vie del Cinema was born, an event that since 1995 has been trying to enhance cinema and raise public awareness of the use of films that have made the history of Italian cinema, proposed in a restored version.
The involvement in this project concerned the third year classes of the Illustration and Graphic Design courses which, under the coordination of the responsible teachers Sandro Mattioli and Franco Marconi, elaborated the communication strategy of the event.
The boys and girls worked together to create the new graphic design of the exhibition, producing a series of related materials that will be used to advertise the event and enrich its visual layout.
The final result includes a series of original illustrations, from the artistic reworkings of the posters of the 6 films in the program to the portraits of the directors and the director, which will be exhibited in the place where the event will take place, and the coordinated graphic material, created for impactful and effective communication.
The works produced by the students of the Comics School will also flow into the official catalog of Le Vie del Cinema which is proposed annually to document the event.
It is therefore an important opportunity for aspiring designers, artists and artists to propose their professionalism, to have a real experience in the field and show off their talent.
The expressive languages of cinema, drawing and design come together for a unique project, which has the merit of investing in the creativity of young professionals, linking their training to the history of great Italian cinema.
BONI – TRIBUTE TO BONIFACIO PONTONIO
Bonifacio Pontonio – Boni, for the many friends and admirers of his works as a visual artist and graphic designer – was born in 1948 in San Marco in Lamis, in the province of Foggia. He soon leaves Puglia, indulging a natural drive for research and a curious spirit that has never abandoned him and that he passes on to generations of new visual communication professionals.
He made his debut in the world of comics in the late 60s with Supergulp and Play Comix, shoulder to shoulder with Franco Bonvicini (Bonvi) and Guido De Maria. In 1979 he designed Il Giornale del Sud, the first color newspaper in Italy, directed by Giuseppe Fava. Later he devoted himself entirely to graphic design and the design of visual identity systems for large companies and institutions.
One of the most important professionals in this field, he lives and works in Milan, Paris and Rome. He is entrusted by companies and organizations such as the press agency Ansa (whose image he created and edited for three decades), Eni, Confindustria, Alitalia, Rai, Engineering, Paysages Possibles. His passion for cinema and his interest in social communication lead him to Narni, where since 1999 he has designed the image of Le vie del cinema for the Municipality, a review of the restored film directed by Giuliano Montaldo and Alberto Crespi.
His didactic activity is intense in higher education centers such as the IED / European Institute of Design, the Enrico Cogno Communication Studies Center, the Faculty of Architecture of the La Sapienza University. This is how Stefano Cipolla, a former pupil today art director of the weekly L’Espresso remembers: “He loved his students all, as if they were a single entity that increased from year to year, from decade to decade, and he gave himself to them without reserve. rigor and professional seriousness: everything had to be designed in the best possible way, whether it was a calendar, a logo or a magazine. fundamental and essential part of its nature. “
For years he photographed streets, suburbs, buses and subways, books and bookstores, monitors, mismatched shoes and objects brought from the sea. Boni is an artist of visual communication, engaged between intuition and design, measure and experimentation, humanity and nature. Photography, for him, is also a critical gaze and social commitment. The shots of a Leica or a Canon must speak of a world that changes quickly, between contradictions, bewilderments and hope not to be betrayed, especially when it is colored with generosity and utopia. Boni is a seeker artist, he reads a lot, especially works by naturalists, philosophers and artists. His works in recent years “scream” with strong colors and are inspired by Chroma, “the wonderful book – Boni remembers – written by Derek Jarman in Dungeness, a stone’s throw from a nuclear power plant.”
In 2020 he moves, with all his visual history, to Narni, the place he loves and welcomes him with affection. He died in Perugia on February 26, 2022.
For information: www.leviedelcinema.it.