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Italian Film Festival in Singapore: the first Special Venice Edition

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10 films from the Venice Film Festival to screen in Singapore
04 | 01 | 2014

from 2 to 7 April 2014

10 films from the Venice International Film Festival 2013 will be featured at the Special Venice Edition of the Italian Film Festival, from Wednesday April 2nd to Monday April 7th 2014 in Singapore, organized by the Biennale di Venezia – chaired by Paolo Baratta – in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture and the National Museum of Singapore.
 
Of the 10 films from the Venice International Film Festival – directed by Alberto Barbera – which will be presented in Singapore, 3 films in particular are from the Venezia 70 Competition: Sacro GRA (Italy) by Gianfranco Rosi, the winner of the Golden Lion; Via Castellana Bandiera (Italy, Switzerland, France) by Emma Dante, for which Elena Cotta won the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress; and L’intrepido (Italy) by Gianni Amelio. From the Out of Competition section: Summer 82 When Zappa Came to Sicily (Italy, USA) by Salvo Cuccia, and Feng Ai (‘Til Madness Do Us Part) (Hong Kong, France, Japan) by Wang Bing. From the Orizzonti section, La prima neve (Italy) by Andrea Segre. From the Venezia Classici section (documentaries): Bertolucci on Bertolucci (Italy) by Luca Guadagnino and Walter Fasano, and Non eravamo solo … ladri di biciclette. Il Neorealismo (Italy) by Gianni Bozzacchi. From the first edition of Biennale College – Cinema: Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy  (Thailand) by Nawapol Thamrongrattanari. Also to be screened is the masterpiece by Federico Fellini, La dolce vita (Italy, 1960), as well as Shuiyin jie (Trap Street) (China) by Vivian Qu, from the independent section International Critics’ Week.
 
A guest of the event in Singapore will be Nicolò Bassetti (author of the concept and screenplay for Sacro GRA).
 
Similar initiatives have been organized in recent years by the Biennale di Venezia to promote the films of the Venice International Film Festival around the world: since 2005 in Brazil, since 2009 in China, since 2010 in Russia, since 2012 in Korea, since 2014 in Lebanon and Croatia.