20TH EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL

Lecce, 8th – 13th April 2019 | Multiplex Cinema Massimo

 

 

WAITING FOR THE FESTIVAL | 6th and 7th APRIL

 

 

The Golem – How He Came Into This World

Tarantavirus Jazz Night

“Nino Rota. Musica per il cinema”

 

 

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the European Film Festival, three pre-opening events will take place: the first on Saturday 6th April at the Cinelab Giuseppe Bertolucci at the Cineporto in Lecce, with the classic silent film The Golem – How He Came Into This World (Der Golem – Wie er in diese Welt kam) (1920, 76’) by Paul Wegener, in a restored version by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique (Cinematek). The digital restoration was done by the “L’ Immagine Ritrovata” lab in Bologna.

The screening of the film, which opened the last edition of the Venice International Film Festival, will be accompanied by the original music of composer Admir Shkurtaj, commissioned on an ad-hoc basis by the  Biennale, performed live by Mesimèr Ensemble.

 

Later on, at the Manifatture Knos, Maestro Cesare Dell’Anna will present the Italian premiere of his latest work “Tarantavirus Jazz Night” – in which electro music, the traditional music from Salento and jazz melt together.  

Tarantavirus is the result of an ongoing music research, the expression of a change and renewal of Salento rites and music tradition, in a unique and fascinating project, in which electro and traditional music combine with the sounds of jazz, a genre the maestro had never before explored. Under the conduction of Cesare Dell’Anna, a trumpeter and founder of Opa Cupa and GirodiBanda, some of the most outstanding and beloved contemporary Italian jazz musicians have performed on stage, from Gianluca Petrella and Roberto Ottaviano to Fabrizio Puglisi and Giovanni Guidi, from Zeno De Rossi, Marco Bardoscia and Gianfranco Salvatore to Redi Hasa, Rocco Nigro, Andrea Doremi and Giuseppe Oliveto. The ensemble will also feature Enza Pagliara, Irene Lungo, Rachele Andrioli and Emanuele Licci.

 

The third pre-opening event, scheduled for Sunday 7th April at the Teatro Apollo, is the concert “Nino Rota. Musica per il cinema” by OLES, the Symphonic Orchestra of Lecce and Salento. The European Film Festival and OLES work together to pay tribute to Nino Rota on the 40th anniversary of his death. Rota was one of the most significant music personalities of the 20th century, working mainly in Puglia as a composer, with a huge production of symphonic, opera and chamber music, but also as a teacher and director of the  Niccolò Piccinni Conservatory in Bari for over thirty years. The concert by the Symphonic Orchestra of Lecce and Salento OLES, conducted by Eliseo Castrignanò, will feature, alternating music and short readings, the film scores that made him famous all over the world. The arrangements for symphonic orchestra are created by  Fabrizio Francia. The programme of the concert includes: Suite sinfonica from “I vitelloni”, Fantasia e canzone from “La dolce vita”, Suite from “The Godfather” trilogy, Valzer Verdi e Valzer del commiato from “Il Gattopardo”, Fantasia from “Amarcord”, Preludio, danza e canzone d’amore from “Romeo e Giulietta”, Preludio, canzone e fox-trot from “Le notti di Cabiria”.   

The concert is included in the “Musica e Cinema” project funded by Regione Puglia as part of the Extraordinary 2018 Programme in matter of Culture and Entertainment – Action 2

 

Admission is free to all the pre-opening events.

 

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organised by: Cultural Association “Art Promotion”

administrative office: Cineporto di Lecce c/o Manifatture Knos

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The European Film Festival is conceived and organised by the Cultural Association “Art Promotion” and produced by Apulia Film Commission Foundation and by Puglia Region and funded by Patto per la Puglia programme (FSC, Fund for Regional Development and Cohesion).

It is also supported by the Municipality of Lecce and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism – Directorate General for Cinema.

The European Film Festival, recognised as an “event of national interest” by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, is a member of the Association of Italian Film Festivals and can boast the Patronage of the European Parliament and the collaboration with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Experimental Film Centre), S.N.G.C.I., FIPRESCI, S.N.C.C.I., Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio (Italian National Short Film Centre), Agiscuola, Rai Cinema Channel, Augustus Color, Austrian Cultural Forum, Arci Lecce, Rotary Club Lecce, Liberrima, Manifatture Knos, Officine Cantelmo, MUST Lecce, Quarta Caffè, Apollonio, Stasi Azienda Agricola, Passo Uno, futuroRemoto Gioielli, S.T.P. di Terra d’Otranto, Concessionaria Autosat.

Media partners: Cinecittà News, Cineuropa, FRED Film Radio, Rai Radio3. 

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