On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of 1968, the festival paid tribute to the historical events of that year through the screening of five films chosen by Luciana Castellina and Carlo Verdone. “Celebrating anniversaries is not rhetorical, but useful: it helps reflect on the past, and – if memories are not distorted – free the memory of those who directly experienced a particular event from its mythical dimension, and it also helps those who were born later understand such events” – underline the curators of the tribute. “The celebration is even more interesting when it does not concern an event that came to an end within a single day, but a much longer phenomenon that, like it or not, affected a whole generation all over the world. 1968 – which in Italian is generally written in words, “sessantotto” (Sixty-Eight), to remark how it was a whole historical period and not just a year – is one of these events. And it started 50 years ago”.  

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Après Mai

Olivier Assayas 2012 – 35mm – color - 122’

Paris, early 1970s. Gilles is a high-school student affected by the political turmoil in the aftermath of the ‘French May of...

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Fists in the Pocket

Marco Bellocchio 1965 – 35mm – b/n - 107’

In a decadent villa setting in the mountain area of Piacenza lives a bourgeois family whose direction is entrusted, rather than...

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One Plus One

Jean-Luc Godard 1968 – 35mm – color - 101’

Summer 1968. Jean-Luc Godard moves to England to film the Rolling Stones and follows them in the studio where they are...

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The Dreamers

Bernardo Bertolucci 2003 – 35mm – color - 115’

Paris, Spring of 1968. During the occupation of the Cinémathèque Francaise, the American student Matthew meets Isabelle and her twin brother...

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The Strawberry Statement

Stuart Hagmann 1970 – 35mm – color - 109’

San Francisco. Simon, a University student and member of the rowing team, is convinced to take part in the occupation of...

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