Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini in Piazza Grande
Here we go. On Sunday August 4 it will be the turn of a cornerstone of Italian cinema – Vittorio De Sica's Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini (1970).
Then, two days later, on Tuesday August 6, another true heavyweight of cinema, one of the best vintage Roman Polanski's movies: Chinatown (1974), the last American work of the Polish director starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, the actress who will land in Locarno on August 9 to receive the Leopard Club Award and to hold a conference moderated by the Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian at spazio Forum; the event will be open to all.
Thanks to that tandem of Seventies Classics – which were both awarded with an Oscar (the first one for the Best Foreign Language Film, the second one for the Best Original Screenplay) – the Piazza Grande big screen will make its debut some days before the beginning of the 66th edition.
A Pre-festival starter that (as always) will be offered for free to everybody who will be in Locarno on those days. The screening of De Sica’s masterpiece – Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini – will also be introduced and accompanied by the presence in Locarno of Arthur Cohn (producer of the movie) and Lino Capolicchio (the main character).
And if the first Pre-festival night is made possible by the generous support of Top Events of Switzerland and the Leopard Club, the second screening – Chinatown in original version with Italian subtitles, scheduled on August 6 – is grateful to UBS and its precious contribution.Lorenzo Buccella