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01/07/2017

IL CINEMA RITROVATO 2017

Park Circus in Bologna's cinephile heaven, 24 June - 2 July

Bologna once again transforms into cinephile heaven from 24 June - 2 July as the city hosts the 31st edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato; the world's premiere event celebrating classic film both in its original format and in newly restored versions.

Park Circus is pleased to continue its fruitful collaboration with the festival and will be presenting a variety of titles in the ever-inspiring programme - we've picked out some highlights below.

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01/07/2017

IL CINEMA RITROVATO 2017: FISHING FOR GOD

by Tara Judah (Desistfilm)

The most memorable movies aren’t always the best, but there’s something about an earnest stinker that can make the heart swell. Featured in the festival’s Universal Pictures: the Laemmle Junior Years strand, Tay Garnett’s Destination Unknown (1933) is this year’s knock-out rediscovery.

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30/06/2017

IL CINEMA RITROVATO 2017: IN FAVOUR OF EXPERIENCE

by Tara Judah (Desistfilm)

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Meanwhile, in Bologna, at the 31st edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato, something else is taking shape. The festival brings both popular titles and niche cinema out of the archives from far corners of the globe and back onto big screens, but it doesn’t pander to a culture of FOMO – there are few ‘new’ films to see here. It’s not that everything is shown with on equal footing – some screens are bigger than others (and some auditoriums better air-conditioned, too) – but the hierarchy is such that even the lesser known titles are given plenty of space and hoards of respect. Because, as festival director Gian Luca Farinelli writes, ‘Il Cinema Ritrovato is a solid festival with a program that focuses on transmitting the beauty and uniqueness of cinema as a cultural experience…”

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30/06/2017
RITROVATO 2017: DRINKING FROM THE FIREHOSE

by David Bordwell

Immense scale and teeming activity are nothing new to Il Cinema Ritrovato, the Cineteca di Bologna’s annual jamboree of restored and rediscovered films from all over the world. The scorching heat–90 degrees and more for the first few days–only makes it seem more intense than usual. Kristin and I had to miss the last Ritrovato session, but we’re convinced that this nine days’ wonder is still the film-history equivalent of Cannes.

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29/06/2017

FRED (Film Radio Entertainment & Dialogue) is a multi-channel online radio station targeted at all those who love independent cinema and all those who gravitate around the world of film festivals: filmmakers, film critics, journalists specializing in cinema, film students, festival organizers and film industry workers. FRED Radio joined the 31st edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna (Italy) from June 24th to July 2nd, 2017, providing interesting insights and interviews about Festival’s main topics on a daily basis.

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11/07/2016

FRED (Film Radio Entertainment & Dialogue) is a multi-channel online radio station targeted at all those who love independent cinema and all those who gravitate around the world of film festivals: filmmakers, film critics, journalists specializing in cinema, film students, festival organizers and film industry workers. FRED Radio joined the 30th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna (Italy) from June 25th to July 2nd, 2016, providing interesting insights and interviews about Festival's main topics on a daily basis.

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11/07/2016
BOLOGNE, CAPITALE MONDIALE DE LA CINÉPHILIE

Depuis trente ans, le festival « Il Cinema Ritrovato » met en valeur le travail de découverte, de préservation et de restauration de films perdus et oubliés.

by Jean-Claude Raspiengeas (La Croix, June 30, 2016)

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11/07/2016
A BOLOGNE, ON RESTAURE LE CINÉMA D’HIER POUR MIEUX COMPRENDRE CELUI D’AUJOURD’HUI

Le festival de Bologne fête ses 30 ans. Des projections en plein air, des hommages, des curiosités, un flash-back sur l'année 1916… Cette année, Il Cinema est ritrovato, jusqu'au 2 juillet.

by Aurélien Ferenczi (Télérama, June 28, 2016)

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11/07/2016
LOS MEJORES FESTIVALES DE CINE DEL MUNDO NO ESTRENAN PELÍCULAS

Los festivales de cine silente y restaurado celebran los 30 años de Il Cinema Ritrovato, en Bolonia, punta de lanza de un circuito que cuenta cada vez con más citas y seguidores

by Paula Arantzazu Ruiz (Cinemania, June 24, 2017)

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