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 Special Programme of T.I. F.F. 2003


coordinator Roland Sejko
 

Luce Institute Presents its Short Films of Epoc

Corrado D’Errico
 
- Ritmi di stazione (Railway Station Rhythms), 1933
Roberto Rossellini
 
- Fantasia sotto-marina (Fantasy under the Sea), 1940
Michelangelo Antonioni
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N.U. Nette-zza Urbana (Urban Sanitation), 1948
Dino Risi
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Buio in sala (Lights Down in the Cinema), 1950
Vittorio S
cala
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Notturno (Nocturnal), 1950
 Valerio Zurlini
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La stazione (The Railway Station), 1952
Francesco Maselli
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Fioriae (Flower Maids),1952
Giorgio Ferroni
 
- Confidenze di un gatto (Confidencies of a Cat),1953
Romolo Marcellini
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Appuntamento a Piazza di Spagna (Rendezvous at the Spanish Steps), 1954
Damiano Damiani
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Bambini soli (Children Alone), 1958
Federico Fellini
“Roma”, 1972
 

Istituto Luce, a company of the famous Cinecittà Holding, is one of Italy.s most important film companies known worldwide especially for its film archives dating from the beginnings of cinematography to the day. Since its foundation in 1924 to the present day Istituto Luce has played a key role in the history of Italian and international cinema. Its primary goal was to spread culture and knowledge Soon Luce introduced the first sound films in Europe and took up the production of the greatest films of the period paving the way to the opening of Cinecittà that would later be known worldwide as the Hollywood on the Tiber.. Thousands of hours of film archives produced or acquired in the course of the years have made Luce.s archives one the most important in Europe and in the world. Instituto Luce is the first and the only that has brought in the Albanians memory the wedding of the King Ahmet Zog with Geraldine. An anticipatory consideration of the new technologies made Luce be the first film company in the world to offer most of its archives on the Internet for free viewing. Besides its archives, Istituto Luce has represented over the years

the most important film producers and distributors in Italy. Today Luce distributes more than 40 Italian or international films annually in theatres or Home Video.
In T.I.F.F. .03  “A story of a city, ” to quote Fellini. In Roma, Fellini strings together a series of images of Rome, and through his eyes this special city becomes a living, breathing organism. Roma is quite possibly Fellini’s most avowedly autobiographical film to date - a loving document of his own personal encounter with Rome. Starring Fiona Florence, Britta Barnes, Pia de Doses, Marne Maitland and Peter Gonzales as Fellini at 18. Italian with English subtitles.

 

Valerio Zurlini
The Railway Station /Showtime: 10 min, 47 sec

Termini railway station is the point where many people of different languages and dialects meet and are exchanged with each other. But, in some way it is also a place to rest. Here, we see man the way it is, vulnerable in his exhaustion and simplicity. 

Vitorio Scala
Nocturnal

Everything in the film happens during one night, which starts with noise of a clock and ends up with a man who puts in order his

Damiano Damiani
Children Alone / Showtime: 10 minutes

The film deals with the fantasies and games of a child living in a city and who is obliged to pass a lot of time being alone


Roberto Rosselini

Fantasy under the Sea / Showtime: 10 min and 16 sec

It is a short love and adventure story in the world of fishes, to whom the fantasy of the director has attributed human qualities, feelings and passions. 

Corrado D’Errico
Railway Station Rhythm / Showtime: 8 min and 21 sec.

It is a film realized in 1933 that depicts a day in the “iron world”, which is nothing else rather than a railway station. The tone used in it is soft and at times ironic, becoming even comic, while the director is in search of repetitive effects that areintermingled with the mechanism of human behavior. 

Romolo Marcelini
Rendezvous in Piaza d’Espagna

This documentary film illustrates the mundane and intellectual atmosphere revailing in Piazza d’Espagnain a day. During this time one sees in front of him the life of all inhabitants of this square, starting from the shoe-polishers, and going on with painters, poets, actors, religious people, designers, photographers and others. 

Francesco Maselli
Flower Maids / Showtime: 11 min

The film deals with a tiresome working day of some flower maids who move from the most popular to the city’s suburbs and at times they stop in Villa Borghese where they offer violets to people passing by. 


Dino Risi

Lights Down in the Cinema / Showtime: 10 min. 32 sec

This is a short film depicting different human types 

Giorgio Ferroni
Confidences of a Cat / Showtime: 9 min and 36 sec.

Seemingly, cats as well have a world of their own. It looks like the director of the film Giorgio Ferroni wants to penetrate and present to the public this mystic and intriguing world in details. 


Michelangelo Antonioni

Presents:N.U. / Showtime: 11 min.

The director brings images from the city of Rome in 1948, the Capital of a country just emerged from the World War II and its remains have not yet been removed from its streets.


Federico Fellini

“Roma”, 1972


     

 


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