Friday, June 29, 2012

Festival of Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna

 The Festival of Old Movies takes place in Bologna every year near the end of June/beginning of July.  There are over 7 days of movies from 9 am to 9 pm, showing in four theaters simultaneously - plus lectures and discussions!  The festival poster for 2012 shows a scene from the movie Once Upon a Time in America by Sergio Leone, showing James Woods and Robert de Niro.  The festival is put on by the Cinoteca Bologna.
 One example of a restored film is Lola, by Jacques Demy, starring Anouk Aimee.

 Agnes Varda, widow of Jacques Demy and a film maker in her own right, came to Bologna in 2012 to speak about the family efforts to restore all the films of Jacques Demy.

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