Mon

29/06

Piazza Maggiore > 21:45

Tribute to Peter von Bagh

Peter von Bagh
Introduce

Gian Luca Farinelli

Accompaniment composed and directed by Maud Nelissen and performed by The SprocketsDaphne Balvers (Sopranosaxophone), Frido ter Beek (Alto & Baritonsaxophone), Jasper Somsen (Double Bass), Marco Ludemann (Banjo, Guitar and Mandoline), Rombout Stoffers (Percussion and Effects) and Maud Nelissen (Piano)

Evening promoted by Mare Termale Bolognese
(In case of rain, the screening will be moved to the Cinema Arlecchino)

Projection
Info

Monday 29/06/2015
21:45

Subtitle

Original version with subtitles

Admittance

Free entry

OLAVI VIRTA

Film Notes

The portrait of a national icon as an old, lost and lonely man, Olavi Virta was the greatest voice of iskelmä. Like so many great Finns, Virta ended up an alcoholic – with the welfare state as well as his erstwhile audience probably considering this as little more than the way these things go. Which is probably the reason why people all over Finland went ballistic when Olavi Virta was aired for the first time: They couldn’t take that sad sight of iskelmä’s greatest voice, the incarnation of postwar wealth and glory, in such a sorry state – sensing that it was their uncaringness cum self-righteousness that made him into this pale shadow of a once formidable presence. They accused von Bagh of exploiting Virta, but if one listens to his questions, not only the way he phrases them but also the tone in his voice, one feels his compassion and indignation – his anger at a culture that accepts life stories like this one. After Olavi Virta, von Bagh couldn’t get any film projects off the ground for several years.

Cast and Credits

Scen.: Peter von Bagh. F.: Lassa Naukarinen. M.: Jyrki Rapp. Prod.: Heikki Seppälä per Yleisradio, TV1, Viihdetoimitus . DCP. D.: 30’. Col.

YOU’RE DARN TOOTIN’

Italian Title
Musica classica
Director: Edgar W. Kennedy Supervisione: Leo McCarey
Year: 1928
Country: USA
Running time: 20'
Film Version

English intertitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

BIG BUSINESS

Italian Title
Grandi affari
Director: Regia: James W. Horne Supervisione: Leo McCarey
Year: 1929
Country: USA
Running time: 20'
Film Version

English intertitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2015

LIBERTY

Italian Title
Libertà
Director: Leo McCarey
Year: 1929
Country: USA
Running time: 19'
Film Version

English intertitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2015