The Isola del Cinema returns to the banks of the Tiber, supportive, sustainable and twinned with Paris

– Rome’s long-running summer film festival, now in its 28th edition, returns to its usual physical form on Tiber Island between June 16 and September 3

A previous edition of Isola del Cinema

More open to the world, inclusive, sustainable and fortified by its Time Out rating as one of the most scenic arenas in the world, Isola del Cinema – International Film and Culture Festival – the longest running summer film event in Rome, now in its 28th edition – returns in person to its usual base, Tiber Island, from June 16 to September 3. It is an eighty-day program intended to showcase the latest hits from the last cinematic season, as well as pay tribute to directors and actors (including Monica Vitti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi), meetings with Italian and international guests, conferences, masterclasses and other artistic events (music, photography, poetry, virtual reality), all with the aim of zero impact on the environment.

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New this year, the twinning of the festival with Paris, which will inaugurate two simultaneous events in the two European capitals: New Wave on the Tiber, which will make available to Isola spectators New Wave films and modern works, and Dolcevita- Sur-Seine, taking place from July 9 to 13 on the Parisian quays, which will host the first Parisian retrospective of Carlo Verdon, among other events. This is the first stage of a larger plan called Rivers of Europe which aims, as explained by the founder and president of Isola del Cinema Giorgio Ginori, “to connect the European cities that have developed along the waterways and, in the long term, to involve all of the 27 European countries in this network”. The full program for the festival’s first pairing will be unveiled on June 29 at a press conference in Paris.

Meanwhile, the most anticipated parties taking place in Rome in June include those dedicated to Panic [+see also:
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by Gabrielle Mainetti and to Diabolical [+see also:
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speak Manetti Brothers., in the presence of their respective directors. Likewise in the headliners we will find God’s hand [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
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by Paolo Sorrentino, Marx can wait [+see also:
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by Marco Bellocchio, Little mom [+see also:
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by Celine Sciamma, spencer [+see also:
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by Pablo Larrain, The inner cage [+see also:
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interview: Leonardo Di Costanzo
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by Leonardo Di Costanzo, Gli idols delle donne [+see also:
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by Lillo and Greg, Swing [+see also:
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interview: Chiara Bellosi
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by Chiara Bellosi, Alcarras [+see also:
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interview: Carla Simón
interview: Giovanni Pompili
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by Carla Simon and Licorice Pizza by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Isola Mondo (“International Island”), a program developed in collaboration with embassies and cultural institutes which has hosted and presented the best of international cinema since 1995, will this year focus on England, as a tribute to the director and screenwriter Claire Peploe, as well as Brazil, Japan and Cuba. The Europe Cinema section, for its part, includes The worst person in the world [+see also:
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by Joachim Treves, To run away [+see also:
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interview: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
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by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Titanium [+see also:
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interview: Julia Ducournau, Vincent Li…
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by Julia Ducournau, Full time [+see also:
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interview: Eric Gravel
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by Eric Gravel, Belfast [+see also:
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by Kenneth Branagh and Parallel mothers [+see also:
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by Pedro Almodóvar.

As for Italian cinema, nine summer Mondays will be devoted to the directorial debuts of the filmmakers and filmmakers of the last two cinematic seasons, who will then compete for the first and second prize of the works, renamed OPS!. Dario Albertinithe second movie Anima bella [+see also:
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scheduled for June 20, should kick off, with other titles on the program including September [+see also:
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by Giulia Steigerwalt, small body [+see also:
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interview: Laura Samani
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by Laura Samani, Una femmina – The code of silence [+see also:
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interview: Francesco Costabile
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by Francesco Costabile, The history of the king crab [+see also:
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interview: Alessio Rigo de Righi and M…
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by Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis, and The miracle child [+see also:
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by Silvia Brunelli. The winner of the People’s Choice Award is to be announced at the end of the summer.

FSR – Fuoco sul Reale (“Focus on Reality Film”) will present a series of Italian and international documentaries, opening the new season on June 18 with Massimo d’Orziit is Bosnia Express [+see also:
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before pressing with Francesca Borghettithe documentary Climb Iran [+see also:
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. Finally, the European Women Filmmakers section, which is in its fifth edition, will devote a focus to female directors from the Czech Republic.

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(Translated from Italian)

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