Florence 13rd - 20th November 2010

International documentary film festival

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The Festival dei Popoli in Beijing

From April 20 to April 26, 2010 will be held in Beijing the first edition of the IIF - INTERNATIONAL IMAGE FORUM (China Italian International Image Documentary Forum), organized by Festival dei Popoli and Beijing Kong Hou Miao Yin Culture Co. with the collaboration of Italian Cultural Institute of Italian Embassy, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and Broadway Cinematheque MOMA.

The programme includes three sections:

A selection of 16 Italian documentaries from 2000 to 2009 to describe contemporary Italy: its people, its history, its culture, its traditions and arts. All films are provided by the Festival dei Popoli Film Archives.

"I'm Pregnant" - "Sono incinta", by Fabiana Sargentini (Italy, 2003, 44')
Babooska, by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel (Italy/Austria, 2005, 100’)
Closing - Chiusura, by Alessandro Rossetto (Italy, 2001, 75')
Excellent Cadavers - In un altro paese, by Marco Turco (Italy/France, 2005, 92')
Fondamenta delle convertite, by Penelope Bortoluzzi (Italy, 2008, 117’)
For One More Hour with You - Un’ora sola ti vorrei, by Alina Marazzi (Italy, 2002, 55')
Forty Days - Quaranta giorni, by Emma Rossi-Landi (Italy, 2004, 58’)
Genovatripoli, by Marco Santarelli (Italy, 2009, 71’)
Hair India, by Raffaele Brunetti and Marco Leopardi (Italy, 2008, 75’)
In Purgatory - In Purgatorio, by Giovanni Cioni (Italy/France, 2009, 72’)
Mussolini's Dirty War - La guerra sporca di Mussolini, by Giovanni Donfrancesco (Italy, 2008, 52')
Naples Municipal Square - Napoli piazza municipio, by Bruno Oliviero (Italy/France, 2008, 55')
Quijote, by Mimmo Paladino (Italy, 2006, 75’)
The Long Hiss of the Tarantula - Il sibilo lungo della Taranta, by Paolo Pisanelli (Italy, 2005, 88’)
The Song of the New Emigrants - Il canto dei nuovi emigranti, by Felice D’Agostino and Arturo Lavorato (Italy, 2005, 53' )
White Noise - Rumore Bianco, by Alberto Fasulo (Italy/Switzerland, 2008, 90’)

A retrospective of short films that have changed documentary film history in a period of great creative fervor corresponding to the birth of the Festival dei Popoli.

Baltie Zvanini, by Ivars Kraulîtis (Latvia, 1961, 20’)
Collage di Piazza del Popolo, by Sandro Franchina (Italy, 1960, 12’)
Lambert & Co., by D A Pennebaker (USA, 1964 15’)
Les Raquetteurs, by Michel Brault, Gilles Groulx (Canada, 1958, 19’)
Lonely Boy, by Wolf Koenig, Roman Kroitor (Canada, 1962, 28’)
Meet Marlon Brando, by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin (USA, 1965, 29’)
Terminus, by John Schlesinger (UK, 1961, 33’)
With Love from Truman, by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin (USA, 1966, USA)

4 films awarded for Best Documentary at the Festival dei Popoli in the last 4 editions.

Defamation, by Yoav Shamir (Danemark/Austria/Israel/USA, 2009, 93')
Holunderbluete, by Volker Koepp (Germany, 2008, 89’)
Harat, by Sepideh Farsi (France/Iran, 2007, 85’)
Life is an Impending Drop - La vie est une goutte Suspendue, by Hormuz Kéy (France, 2006, 85’)

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