From Tuscany to Cannes



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Selected projects

  • Aylesbury Estate, by Carlotta Berti (R4Real Production)

  • Bosco, by Alicia Cano (Mutante Cine, Mybosswas)

  • The Caveman, by Tommaso Landucci (DocLab Prod.)

  • Mugello, The Roaring Nights, by Marta Innocenti (Echivisivi)

  • The One and The Many – The Theatre of the Impossible, by Inaya Graciana Yusuf (Slow Your Roll Films Prod.)

  • The Time Will Come, by Bartolomeo Pampaloni (Graffiti Doc Prod.)

Two of the six candidate projects will participate in an Italian Showcase organized by the Festival dei Popoli with the support of the Toscana Film Commission on the occasion of the 2020 edition of Doc Corner, a space dedicated to documentary professionals in the prestigious context of the Marché du Film hosted by Cannes Film Festival.

The “Doc at Work” project iis cofounded by the “Sensi Contemporanei Cinema – Bando progetti di internazionalizzazione 2019” Programme, with the support of the Toscana Film Commission, CNA Toscana, CNA Firenze Metropolitana.

Festival dei Popoli Closing Party – Lisbon Beat



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Sabato 9 novembre @ BUH! Circolo Culturale Urbano Via Panciatichi 16, Firenze

Il film Lisbon Beat sarà proiettato sabato 9 novembre alle ore 18 al Cinema La Compagnia in occasione del Festival dei Popoli. Rita Maia, che sarà presente al Festival dei Popoli per la proiezione del film Lisbon Beat (Batida de Lisboa) realizzato insieme a Vasco Viana, è una Dj e producer internazionale.

Col suo lavoro, che mostra artisti di tutto il mondo, dai suoni della sua città natale, Londra, ai paesi di lingua portoghese – dal Brasile all’Angola e al Portogallo – ha plasmato il suo stile unico, creando connessioni tra ritmi e culture, passato e futuro, nuove scene emergenti e mutazioni.

Carmelindo feat Il Biga Carmelindo è un nome proprio brasiliano ma anche napoletano. Carmelindo è un trio Tropicalista: Musica Brasiliana nella ritmica ma Psichedelica, rock’n’roll nel sound. Il Biga è il DJ fiorentino dell’Afro Diaspora: Fat Beatz mescolati ai colori del Brasile, dell’Afrobeat, del Sud America. Insieme mettono in piedi un concerto scoppiettante: il samba e i ritmi della tradizione brasiliana sono la dancefloor su cui si rincorrono la psichedelia della Swinging London e il Turntablismo dell’HipHop.

NOT A DREAM



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“The Documentary Month” 2019-2020 – Cinema La Compagnia – Tuesday, January 14, 9:00 p.m.

NON È SOGNO (Not a Dream), by Giovanni Cioni (Italy, 2019, 95′) with the director in-person

A film born from a workshop in the prison of Perugia from the evidence of the dialogues between Totò and Ninetto Davoli in Che cosa sono le nuvole? by Pier Paolo Pasolini and fragments of La Vida es Sueño by Calderón de Barca. The rehearsals become the starting point for stories of dreams, messages, songs, reflections on the human condition. It is life, staged. A life to which we no longer know if we belong, to which we dream of returning, but also of delaying.

Presented in international competition at the 60th edition of the Festival dei Popoli, the film is scheduled at the Cinema La Compagnia in Florence on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 21:00.

“THE DOCUMENTARY MONTH”

Now in its sixth edition, “The Documentary Month” is one of the most representative events dedicated to the spread of the cinema of reality in Italy. A “widespread festival” that offers the best of Italian and international documentary production in Rome and in a territorial network that involves major Italian cities. The festival will also be held in Florence, and will be at La Compagnia between December and January 2020.

THE CAVE



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“The Documentary Month” 2019-2020 – Cinema La Compagnia – Thursday, January 16, 9:00 p.m.

THE CAVE by Feras Fayyad (Syria, Denmark, Germany, USA, Qatar, 2019, 95′) original version with Italian subtitles. FILM NOMINATED TO THE ACADEMY AWARD 2020.

Director Feras Fayyad returns to his home country to follow a team of doctors who tirelessly treat the victims in an underground hospital while fighting systemic sexism. The documentary takes the viewer into an underground landscape similar to the post-apocalyptic world of Interceptor (1979), a network of secret tunnels under Ghouta, near Damascus.  

Shot over the last two years in extremely difficult conditions, The Cave offers an extraordinarily powerful point of view on the dramatic events in Syria that are also at the root of contemporary migration phenomena.

The film was presented at the Toronto Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, at the British Film Institute London Film Festival, at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, at the Festival dei Popoli, and is in the running for the Oscar 2020 nomination.

THE DOCUMENTARY MONTH

Now in its sixth edition, “The Documentary Month” is one of the most representative events dedicated to the spread of the cinema of reality in Italy. A “widespread festival” that offers the best of Italian and international documentary production in Rome and in a territorial network that involves major Italian cities. The festival will also be held in Florence, and will be at La Compagnia between December and January 2020.

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Celebration



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Cinema La Compagnia – scheduled from 02 January to 11 January 2020  

The last two years of Yves Saint Laurent, the Parisian designer who revolutionized fashion. In collaboration with Festival dei Popoli.

While Yves Saint Laurent, one of the greatest Parisian haute couture designers, designs the sketches for his final collection, Pierre Bergé runs a series of events behind the scenes to celebrate him as a modern myth. As he immersed himself in the fashion house during the last two years of YSL, documentary filmmaker Olivier Meyrou filmed the YSL-Bergé couple. In this portrait of those last years of YSL, the film offers an overview of behind-the-scenes observations, in which Saint Laurent seems fragile and sometimes a bit distant. 

The film tells the story of something coming to an end, even through physical deterioration; that precise moment when creation itself seems impossible. It’s hard to see the world you created end. 

Presented as Italian Premiere at the 60th edition of the Festival dei Popoli, the film is released at the La Compagnia di Firenze Cinema from 02 January to 11 January 2020.

Celebration, by Olivier Meyrou (France, 2018, 73′) original version with Italian subtitles

Schedule

THURSDAY 2, 7:00 p.m. FRIDAY 3, HOURS, 3 p.m. SUNDAY 5, 7 p.m. TUESDAY 7, 9 p.m. THURSDAY 9, 5 p.m. FRIDAY 10, 9.15 p.m. SATURDAY 11, 7.00 p.m.

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A Dog Called Money



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Cinema La Compagnia – scheduled from 02 January to 11 February 2020

The connection between the words of PJ Harvey and the photographs of Seamus Murphy. In collaboration with the Festival dei Popoli.

Singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy have created an extraordinary collaboration. In search of direct experiences on some of the countries on which he intended to write, PJ Harvey accompanied Murphy on a trip to Afghanistan, Kosovo, Washington, to make some of his international reportages. While Murphy was collecting images, the musician was collecting words. Once home the words became poems and songs, then a record, recorded at Somerset House in London.

Murphy manages, without portraying it, to convey the musician’s view of the world and to tell the story of his inspiration and creative process. It’s something difficult to make, without being didactic, and yet the photographer, at his first direction, magically manages to do it. We start from Kabul, the place that returns most often in the film, with a child with his nose leaning against the window and a destroyed cinema. Then Harvey walks down the street and, with her subtle voice, shares some thoughts about the city. They are notes, material for composing songs, and are among the few words of a film that involves without giving too many explanations. (Nicola Falcinella on MyMovies.it)

Presented as Italian premiere at the 60th the Festival dei Popoli, the film is being released at the La Compagnia di Firenze Cinema from 02 January to 11 February 2020.

A Dog Called Money, by Seamus Murphy (UK, 2019, 90′) Original version with Italian subtitles

Schedule

THURSDAY 2 JANUARY, 9.00 p.m. FRIDAY 3 JANUARY, 7.00 p.m. SATURDAY 4 JANUARY, 3.00 p.m. and 9.15 p.m. TUESDAY, 7 JANUARY, 3 p.m. THURSDAY 9 JANUARY, 7.00 p.m. SATURDAY 11 JANUARY, 3.00 p.m.