The Orchestra of Teatro Comunale di Bologna returns to Piazza Maggiore with two film concerts featuring original scores composed and conducted by Timothy Brock to mark the centenary of two of the masterpieces of film history: Erich von Stroheim’s Foolish Wives on the 27th June and F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu on the 2nd July. In piazza Maggiore, we will see also Charles Vanel’s restored classic Dans la nuit.
Robert J. Flaherty’s Nanook of the North and Gennaro Righelli’s Cainà also celebrate their centenaries and they will be featured within the more intimate setting of Piazzetta Pasolini under the illumination of vintage carbon arc projectors and with live music accompaniment by Stefano Pilia, Laura Agnusdei, Cecilia Stacchiotti, Agnese Banti and the Eduardo Raon & Frank Bockius ensemble, respectively. Also in Piazzetta Pasolini, celebrated duo Frank Bockius & Gabriel Thibaudeau will accompany the audience on a journey to the phantasmagorical moon of the ‘magician’ Méliès, in an evening dedicated to the best of the cinema of 1902 whereas at the Lumière Cinema Valentina Magaletti’s drums will make Alla Nazimova’s charm as Salomé come to life.
Foolish Wives (Femmine folli, 1922) di Erich von Stroheim • Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, 1921-22) di Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau • Nanook of the North (Nanuk l’eschimese, 1922) di Robert J. Flaherty • Cainà ovvero l’isola e il continente (1922) di Gennaro Righelli • Dans la nuit (In the Night, 1929) di Charles Vanel