Il Cinema Ritrovato… Some good news at last! 

Some good news at last! 

The 35th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato will take place in person – from July 20 through 27 – in the theatres and open air venues of Bologna.

The program is extremely rich and full of discoveries from across the world, an invitation to start experiencing again the thrill of being part of an audience, watching and sharing film masterpieces.

Also this year, for all those who will not be able to attend in person, a selection of films from the festival will be available through MYmovies streaming platform.

Here’s this year’s festival major strands:


1901: Year Six of Cinema

Curated by Karl Wratschko and Mariann Lewinsky

One Hundred Years Ago: 1921

Curated by Karl Wratschko and Mariann Lewinsky

In a Maze of Images. The Tomijiro Komiya Collection

Co-organizer: National Film Archive of Japan
Curated by Hiroshi Komatsu, Mariann Lewinsky and Karl Wratschko

Buster Keaton!

Curated by Cecilia Cenciarelli

Documents and documentaries

Curated by Gian Luca Farinelli


Iwanami Productions: The Real Japan

Curated by Alexander Jacoby and Johan Nordström

Against All Flags: Wolfgang Staudte

Curated by Olaf Möller

Cinemalibero: Feminine, Plural

Curated by Cecilia Cenciarelli and Elena Correra

Rebellious Poets and Radical Spirits: Indian Parallel Cinema

Curated by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Cecilia Cenciarelli and Omar Ahmed


Recovered and Restored

Curated by Gian Luca Farinelli

Tribute to Romy Schneider

Curated by Volker Schlöndorff

Something to Live For: The Cinema of George Stevens

Curated by Ehsan Khoshbakht

Tribute to Aldo Fabrizi

Curated by Emiliano Morreale

Tribute to Mank

Curated by Philippe Garnier

Super8mm & 16mm – Great Small Gauges

Curated by Karl Wratschko and Mariann Lewinsky

A Fritz Lang Dossier

Curated by Bernard Eisenschitz

Il Cinema Ritrovato Kids & Young

Il Cinema Ritrovato Dvd Awards – 18th Edition

19th Il Cinema Ritrovato Book Fair

Il Cinema Ritrovato is created and promoted by Cineteca di Bologna with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture, the Emilia-Romagna Region, the City of Bologna.
Main Sponsor: Hera Group. Supporters: Pathé, The Film Foundation, Gaumont.