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THIRTY-ONE YEARS OF EMOTIONS

 

2017, one year on from the thirtieth anniversary celebration. Once again Il Cinema Ritrovato will act as a time machine, exploring three centuries of cinema, from the end of the 1800s to the start of the twenty-first century; a machine travelling through space, taking us on many journeys through European, American, African, Asian and Latin American cinema. Discover never-before-seen works and rediscover those we’ve loved forever, with the screening of the best copies, newly restored, and with ideal projection conditions.
Those of you familiar with Il Cinema Ritrovato will know that every edition is a unique and one-off experience: the exciting certainty of finding what you’re looking for, the unexpected surprise of discovering something you weren’t even searching for (or didn’t know to look for…). You’ll discover, or rediscover, a beautiful city, which for an extended week gives itself over to cinema and cinema lovers. You’ll be presented with the work of many outstanding experts; with a selection of four hundred films, each notable for its beauty, significance, and rarity; with prominent guests and representatives; with an amazing team of musicians and composers who’ll accompany the silent film screenings; and with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable audience that gathers together in Bologna from across the world. Il Cinema Ritrovato is a grand museum of film, open for just nine days a year.

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Organization

The Musicians

Il Cinema Ritrovato is also one of the great international festivals of silent cinema. Rediscovering silent cinema, bringing it to new life, also means rediscovering, reconstructing, improvising and composing the music that accompanies it. As always, the best musicians of silent cinema as well as recognised young talent come to Bologna from all around the world. Their personal search for that magical harmony or the perfect tension between image and music are some of the reasons that make every viewing at Il Cinema Ritrovato, a unique and special one.

 

DVD Jury Awards

The award aims to encourage and give visibility to quality home entertainment Dvd and Blu-Ray from around the world. The competition is open to Dvd and Blu-Ray released between March 2015 and March 2016 of important films made prior to 1987 (at least thirty years ago) and thus generally in line with the festival’s theme. The awards are divided into five categories: Best Dvd 2015/2016, Best Blu-Ray 2015/2016, Best Special Features (bonus), Best Rediscovery of a Forgotten Film, Best Series/Best Box.

 

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THE CINEPHILE MAGAZINE

 

This year too, a team of film critics headed by Roy Menarini will cover the festival with daily news, interviews, editorials and reviews. A group of young cinephiles, ranging from 16 to 20 years old, will join the editorial board of Cinefilia Ritrovata. Their best contributions will be published on-line