“Freed from tradition, our eyes have been rejuvenated in the youthful and restrained world of Buster,” wrote Luis Buñuel about Keaton in 1927, admiring the comedy genius as “a great specialist against sentimental infection of all kinds.” Following our annual tradition, Il Cinema Ritrovato will administer three doses (plus a strong, fourth one in Piazza Maggiore) of excellent Keaton remedy against melancholy, anxiety and exhaustion. The chemical composition of this magic potion is ghostly corridors, ramshackle theatre wings, grumpy wives, and stairways to heaven which transform into spiral ramps to hell. Three brand new restorations will only intensify the sheer brilliance of these exhilarating moments. Created in 2015, The Keaton Project is jointly promoted and supported by Cineteca di Bologna and Cohen Film Collection.
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