"Let the Music Play" at the 63rd Festival dei Popoli
At the 63rd Festival dei Popoli, the Let The Music Play section opens the doors of music to film, with stories of the phenomena that have left their mark on the cultural groove of the present.
Seven Italian premiere titles that trace the intimate stories of popular female artists and musicians, their unfinished accounts with success, and the difficult balance between public and private dimensions. "The selection of this edition fills us with pride" - says Emanuele Sacchi, curator of "Let The Music Play" - "Seven heterogeneous films but united by the research of female directors who intend to break out of the more traditional canon and skillfully mix the narrative of the musician and the person, of the public and private spheres, to better understand what happens behind the scenes of the music we love most."
Scheduled in the Let The Music Play section is Kathryn Ferguson's "Nothing Compares"(2022), which revisits the artistic parabola of Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor, intransigent politically and harassed by the media for instances that in the present have become a uniting and sharing element. The last glorious season of rock in the Nineties NY of Strokes and Interpol in Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern's "Meet Me in the Bathroom" and a portrait of one of the fathers of modern jazz, Thelonious Monk, in Alain Gomis's "Rewind & Play"; the touching story of "barefoot diva" Cesária Évora and the belated recognition of her talent; unprecedented intimate access into the life of anti-influencer singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett in "Anonymous Club" by Danny Cohen; the dimension between public and private of singer-songwriter Giovanni Truppi in "The Noise of the Universe" by Gabriel Azorin; and the avant-garde world of Yann Keller, who makes and recycles instruments for his art in "Not Available - It's About Yann Keller" by Federico Savonitto and Gianni Sirch.
The event-chaired by Vittorio Iervese, under the artistic direction of Alessandro Stellino and the organizational direction of Claudia Maci - will present the best of world documentary cinema in a program accompanied by numerous international and national guests that will be announced in full at a press conference set for Monday, Oct. 24, in Florence.
The 63rd edition is realized with contributions from Europa Creativa Media, MiBACT - Direzione Generale Cinema, Regione Toscana, Comune di Firenze, Fondazione Sistema Toscana e Fondazione CR Firenze, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Publiacqua, Unicoop Firenze, Mymovies.it.