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L'immagine e la parola: Sunday 13 April

L'immagine e la parola: Sunday 13 April

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© Christian Lüdeke

The day starts with a screening of Lev Atamanov’s The Snow Queen. The film, based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, has recently been re-adapted with Disney's Frozen. The screening, in collaboration with Cinemagia and Castellinaria, will take place at 10:00 at the Teatro di Locarno (Kursaal). 

Still at the Teatro di Locarno (Kursaal) at 14:30 will be a screening of Mario Martone’s L'amore molesto, with the filmmaker in attendance. Adapted from the Elena Ferrante novel, the film recounts the story of Delia, who returns to her hometown of Naples for the funeral of her mother, who died by drowning. She embarks on a personal investigation that leads her to discover the reverberations of her own family’s hidden secrets.

The evening will be dedicated to Edgar Reitz, a master of the New German Cinema, and the event’s guest of honor. Reitz will introduce the Swiss preview of his latest film, Die andere Heimat – Chronik einer Sehnsucht, at 18:30 at the Teatro Kursaal di Locarno.

 

The program of Sunday 13 April

 
10:00
Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
Screening
The Snow Queen
by Lev Atamanov
URSS • 1957 • 35mm • color • 74’ • Italian version
Admission free
A curse has frozen the heart of little Kay, taking him away from his best friend Gerda. Convinced that she can save him, the girl makes the long journey to the wicked Snow Queen’s castle where Kay is held prisoner. A Soviet cartoon classic that was hugely popular with audiences of the time – including the young Hayao Miyazaki.
 
 
14:30
Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
Screening
L’amore molesto (Nasty Love)
by Mario Martone
Italy • 1995 • 35mm • color • 104’ • o.v. it., s.t. fr./ germ.
Introduced by the director
Admission free
A psychological thriller based on the novel by Elena Ferrante, which also draws a portrait of a pulsating, sensual city.
 
 
18:30
Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
Screening
Die andere Heimat – Chronik einer Sehnsucht (Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision)
by Edgar Reitz
Germany/France • 2013 • DCP • b/w • 230’ • o.v. germ., s.t. it.
Introduced by the director
In the late 19th century, in the imaginary village of Schabbach in the Hunsrück region, two brothers of very different character face a national economic crisis that is forcing many Germans to emigrate. A keen reader, Jakob longs to travel to the distant lands he knows only from books; Gustav has the kind of no-nonsense approach that can put into practice the projects his brother has only dreamed of. A magnificent, vibrant masterpiece.

 

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