Il Cinema Ritrovato 2022 under the stars

Stefania Sandrelli will inaugurate the 36th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato on Saturday 25 June in Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, with the screening of the new restoration of Il Conformista by Bernardo Bertolucci. In 1970, the director wanted her on screen with Dominique Sanda and Jean-Louis Trintignant for one of his most visually beautiful films. A giant of world cinema, author of cult hits like Animal House and The Blues Brothers, John Landis will be at Il Cinema Ritrovato festival (thanks to the collaboration of the International Filmmaking Academy); the director will take to the stage for the spectacular final evening of the festival, Sunday July 3rd, and a screening of The Blues Brothers.
In Piazza Maggiore, we will celebrate 100 years since the birth of Francesco Rosi with his cinematic version of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, 70 years of Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly’s quintessential musical Singin’ in the Rain (two musical evenings to add to the previously announced ciné-concerts of Nosferatu and Foolish Wives and the screening of The Blues Brothers presented by John Landis); and then, Francis Ford Coppola’s recent director’s cut of The Godfather Part III, or Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.

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 PiliaLaura AgnusdeiCecilia StacchiottiTullia Benedicta 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.