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Sunday 13 | 3 | 2022, 10:30 | PalaCinema Sala 2 | upon registration
In Italian with simultaneous translation in English
Michelangelo Frammartino was born in 1968 in Milan, to parents originally form the small town of Caulonia, in Calabria. He studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic and later film at Milan’s Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti. He began working in the field of video art, making video installations. In 2003 he made his debut full-length feature, The Gift, set in his parents’ birthplace and presented at Locarno and Rotterdam. In 2010 he wrote and directed Le quattro volte, presented in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, and in 2013 made the cinematic installation Trees for the opening of MOMA’s new PS1 center in New York. In 2021 he presented his third full-length feature, The Hole, with cinematography by Renato Berta, in competition at the 78th Venice Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize.
Born in 1945 in Bellinzona, between 1965 and 1967 he studied at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. He rapidly made his name in the new Swiss cinema through his work with Alain Tanner, Daniel Schmid, Claude Goretta, and Michel Soutter. From the 1980s onwards, he worked with some of the great names in cinema, favouring auteur cinema: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Patrice Chéreau, André Téchiné, Louis Malle, Alain Resnais, Manoel de Oliveira, Claude Chabrol, Robert Guédiguian, Amos Gitai and Jean-Henri Roger all called upon his talents. His work has won numerous awards, including the César for Best Cinematography for Au revoir les enfants (Louis Malle, 1987).