Opening tomorrow Thursday June 28th in Beijing, and Friday July 13th in Shanghai, the first film survey From Venice to China – Following the Silk Road will present to Chinese audiences a selection of Italian films from the 74th Venice International Film Festival.
From Venice to China
This initiative is organized by the Biennale di Venezia and Anica for the General Direction Cinema of the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture in Beijing and ICE-Agenzia.
The featured Italian films from the 2017 Venice Film Festival will be: from the Venezia 74 Competition, Ammore e malavita by Manetti Bros., Una famiglia by Sebastiano Riso and Hannah by Andrea Pallaoro; from the Out of Competition section, Happy Winter by Giovanni Totaro and Piazza Vittorio by Abel Ferrara; from the Orizzonti section, Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli.
The venues for From Venice to China will be the China Film Archive in Beijing, and the Film Museum in Shanghai.
China thus joins the cultural project for the promotion and diffusion of Italian cinema in the world, which the Biennale di Venezia initiated in Brazil in 2005, and expanded with the events held in Moscow, Russia since 2006, in Korea since 2012, in Croatia, Lebanon and Singapore since 2014, and in the Philippines since 2017.
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 Film Festival will be held from August 29th to September 8th 2018.