Opening on Thursday March 15th – and continuing through Monday March 19th – the fifth edition of the film series Venice in Zagreb presents 8 Italian films from the 74th Venice International Film Festival 2017. The series, which will take place at the Cinema Europa, is organized by the Biennale di Venezia in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Zagreb.
From the Competition of the 2017 Venice Film Festival, the screenings will include Ammore e malavita by the Manetti Bros (15 March, 8 pm) and Una famiglia by Sebastiano Riso (18 March, 9 pm). From the films Out of Competition, the series will present the short film Il signor Rotpeter (37’) by Antonietta De Lillo (16 March, 9 pm). From the Orizzonti section, the winning film Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli (17 March, 7 pm), the animation film Gatta Cenerentola by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone (18 March, 7 pm), La vita in comune by Edoardo Winspeare (16 March, 7 pm) and the short film Futuro prossimo (18’) by Salvatore Mereu (16 March, 9 pm). For the Venice Classics section, which includes the major film restorations of the past year, the programme in Zagreb will feature Il deserto rosso by Michelangelo Antonioni (19 March, 7 pm), the film that won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival 1964.
The cultural project
The cultural project to promote and spread Italian cinema around the world was launched by the Biennale di Venezia in Brazil in 2005, and similar film series have been organized since 2006 in Moscow in Russia, since 2009 in China, since 2012 in Korea, since 2014 in Croatia, Lebanon and Singapore, since 2017 in the Philippines.
The 74th Venice International Film Festival was held on the Lido from August 30th to September 9th 2017, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The next 75th Venice International Film Festival will be held from August 29th to September 8th 2018.