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

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

From Scorsese to Mastroianni. Summer in Bologna is a cinephile’s dream

Here we are. The most beautiful period to be in Bologna has begun. And actually you don’t need to be a cinephile to enjoy a historical piazza turned into a massive open air theatre screening masterpieces. But if you are, well, it’s the time to be happy.   Il Cinema Ritrovato begins today, Saturday June … More From Scorsese to Mastroianni. Summer in Bologna is a cinephile’s dream

Orione, Galliera, Bellinzona: “parish cinemas” of Bologna have wings!

Do you remember the video from Take me to church? Of course you do. And probably  you’re not thinking about the original short promoting Hozier’s song from 2015, but the other one, made by David LaChapelle and graced by the presence of dancer Sergei Polunin. Now the Russian dancer, model and actor features in his … More Orione, Galliera, Bellinzona: “parish cinemas” of Bologna have wings!

Glamorous gold diggers, divas and drama: my Cinema Ritrovato

It took me a little while to enter into the true spirit of Il Cinema Ritrovato. A heath wave stroke again and just like last year the first days were spent cryin’ and tryin’ (to survive). But then I bravely collected myself and stepped into that carousel of cinephiles and nerds that is the Cineteca … More Glamorous gold diggers, divas and drama: my Cinema Ritrovato

Bologna The fat indeed: Biografilm Park is one more occasion to eat and discuss food

If there ever was a place where a film festival is yet another occasion to talk about eating, well that was Bologna, aka City of food. So today there I was at the presentation of Biografilm Park, the series of events taking place alongside Biografilm Festival, and for the first half hour all you could … More Bologna The fat indeed: Biografilm Park is one more occasion to eat and discuss food

Unmissable psychedelic erotica: Belladonna of sadness at Future Film Festival

Remember when I mentioned the movie gems that you can only find at movie festivals? Yesterday I had the honor to watch one of them at Future Film Festival. The much awaited closing movie slash special event Belladonna of sadness had an extra screening added so that more people could see it, and I strongly recommend you to, … More Unmissable psychedelic erotica: Belladonna of sadness at Future Film Festival

Future Film Festival opens Bologna’s film festival season with its lust for animation, rarities and special effects

Bologna’s Future Film Festival was the very first film festival I was ever asked to follow for work. It was 2002 and just like now I couldn’t be less interested – in theory at least – in special effects and cinema based on technology. On the other hand having the chance to write for work, … More Future Film Festival opens Bologna’s film festival season with its lust for animation, rarities and special effects