Breakfast with comedy: La Cineteca di Bologna’s matinées are back with a sumptuous program

It was about time to re-establish some sweet autumn rituals and what’s better than a witty, stylish, glamorous comedy from the Thirties and Forties served with quality coffee on a Sunday morning? La Cineteca di Bologna has re-launched its trademark Sundays Matinées in collaboration with Forno Brisa (started 3 years ago, they had been interrupted … More Breakfast with comedy: La Cineteca di Bologna’s matinées are back with a sumptuous program

My black and white feast, or why I love Il Cinema Ritrovato

Ce n’est pas deguelasse, pas at all. I’d start with this misquote from A bout de souffle, one of the most popular movies presented on Piazza Maggiore, to introduce the current edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato. Yes, it it happening. The mad situation of this 2020 obviously erased most cultural events all around the world … More My black and white feast, or why I love Il Cinema Ritrovato

From Ruhr to Angola, Foto / Industria as a way to love Bologna even more

The first gloomy days of real autumn are the perfect moment to visit an exhibition, and if you choose Foto / Industria you’ll actually visit 11 of them, all for free. This yearly celebration of work and the industrial world as interpreted by the lens is always an occasion not only to appreciate world-renewed masters … More From Ruhr to Angola, Foto / Industria as a way to love Bologna even more

Ten reasons why you really, really shouldn’t miss Il Cinema Ritrovato

The most exciting week of the year – at least for cinephiles, romantics and people of good taste – is fast approaching. Il Cinema Ritrovato opens Saturday 22nd and is going to unravel its magic up until Sunday 30th. About 500 films from over 100 cinematheques will form the usual, sumptuous party of vintage cinema, … More Ten reasons why you really, really shouldn’t miss Il Cinema Ritrovato

Ex Africa comes beauty

Ex Africa semper aliquid novi, “There’s always something new coming from Africa”, Pliny The Younger used to say. Here’s the origin of this ambitious exhibition’s title: the art, the artists, the hidden masters and the often forgotten pieces coming ex Africa, from Africa. This exhibition might be the biggest ever organized in Italy, a vast, … More Ex Africa comes beauty

Parallel realities and a call to be pop. Bilbolbul is back in town

Not a teenager anymore, Bilbolbul is in its early twenties but is still very determined to play. This festival dedicated to comics is about to take Bologna by storm once again and today it was presented to the press. This year’s theme was revealed: other realities, something that can mean almost anything, especially in the … More Parallel realities and a call to be pop. Bilbolbul is back in town

Inside the foam, behind the wave. Hiroshige and Hokusai at Museo Archeologico

I had been waiting for them for a while and finally they’re here in Bologna. The floating kimonos, the snowy landscapes, the carps, the birds, the cherry blossoms and of course the waves, those iconic “dragon claw waves” as they’re called, that are so strongly linked to a certain imagery of Japanese painting during its … More Inside the foam, behind the wave. Hiroshige and Hokusai at Museo Archeologico