The Turin Film Festival by Steve Della Casa aims to organize cinemas

– The 40th edition of the Italian event will be launched between November 25 and December 3, featuring a total of 173 films, 81 world premieres, various new sections and master classes

Jailbird by Andrea Magnani

With a total of 173 films – including 135 feature films, 81 world premieres and 10 international premieres – new divisions including a competitive group dedicated to horror and cult Westerns, and awards for Malcolm McDowell and longtime collaborator of Kubrick and Altman Mike Kaplancourtesy masters Paolo Sorrentino, Mario Martone And the Tony Cerveloamong other screenings – the 40th Turin Film Festival, which will take place between November 25 and December 3 under the direction of film critic and director Steve Della Casa (which the festival takes back after a twenty-year hiatus), takes on the challenge of luring audiences back to cinemas, doubling the number of screens available, creating a new meeting place for professionals and film lovers (Casa Festival, which is open to all) and offering a rich program of both Italian and international films. They were popular choices or unusual offerings.

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“A cultural, popular, experiential and fun festival” is how TFF de La Casa is presented. And this is ahead of the opening event at the Teatro Regio in Turin, which is set to be broadcast live on RAI Radio for the first time ever, and which will explore the relationship between The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and the film, through interviews and rare footage that will be made available to the public at Movie theaters and listening to it on the radio, this will also include Malcolm McDowell, among other names. Famous English actor from Clockwork Orange He will also be guest of honor this year in Turin, where he will receive the Stella della Mole Prize and present master classes.

For its part, the International Narrative Film Competition consists of twelve films (First, Second and Third Acts), including Jailbird [+see also:
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by Andrea Magnaniwhich is part surreal coming-of-age story and part prison story, and Christina [+see also:
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by Nikola Spacekwhich is a documentary novel about a Serbian transgender sex worker, never mind Falcon Lake [+see also:
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by Charlotte Le BonAnd the pamphere [+see also:
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by Dmytro Sokoletky SobchukAnd the piety [+see also:
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by Eduardo CasanovaAnd the a man and a dog [+see also:
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by Stefan ConstantinescuAnd the Rodeo [+see also:
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interview: Lola Quivoron and Julie Ledru
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by Lola KevoronAnd the disorders [+see also:
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by Cyril Shuplin.

Out of Competition’s lineup is equally rich, providing a map of major trends in contemporary cinema. We’ll see the return of some great writers and festival friends (Werner Herzog with The Fire Within: Requiem for Katya and Morris Kraft [+see also:
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And the Alexander Sokurov with fairy tale [+see also:
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And the Jerzy Skolimowski with Ew [+see also:
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And the Alan Cavalier with L’amitiéAnd the Anthony Reda with Il Cristo in JolaSebastian Bitbader with Thick and fluffy [+see also:
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And the Danielle Vicari with OrlandoAnd the Christophe Honoré with winter boy [+see also:
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And the Papi Corsicato with Illusion perfitaAnd the Alan Giraudi with Noone is hero [+see also:
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); Discover or confirm new international filmmakers (Santiago Miter with 15 ways to kill your neighbor [+see also:
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And the Davey Chu with Return to Seoul [+see also:
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And the Helenor Palmson with Goodland [+see also:
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And the Alan Augito with No dogs or Italians allowed [+see also:
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And the Chi Hayakawa with Plan 75 [+see also:
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); Cinema in its various forms (from the all-female horror Lorcan Finnegan‘s nocebo [+see also:
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To the twisted sci-fi in Quentin Dubois‘s Smoking causes a cough [+see also:
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via Simon Bogosevich NaratCroatian photo Illyricum); And highly anticipated Hollywood movies like The Empire of Light [+see also:
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by Sam Mendes And the She said by Maria Schrader, which explores the Weinstein case. Italian series will also be present at the festival Giancarlo Fontana Bad guy And the Lucio Pellegrini Il Nostro General.

A retrospective is also on the agenda of the Spanish director Carlos Vermotwho will see four of his films shown, including his new work manticore [+see also:
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while the festival’s many new sections include the Bad Stories collection, which will introduce new ominous stories, including Alberto Masia Ipersonniastarring Stefano Accursi and depicting a sci-fi nightmare in the near future where a prison sentence can be served through years of forced sleep. In the Portrait and Landscape section, Giuseppe Marco Albanos Noi se la siamo cavata Reconnect with the heroes Io spriamo che me la cavo Years after the movie made history, it featured the last-ever interview with the Oscar winner Lena Wertmuller. Meanwhile, the Conflicts and Ideas section collects works reflecting more or less recent Italian history, incl Tony Sakoshi Lotta Continuawhich explores the formation of a famous non-parliamentary and revolutionary working-class group that emerged in the aftermath of 1968. Last but not least, the festival agenda concludes two document competitions (international and Italian), the Italian Short Film Competition and the Torino Film Lab selection.

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(Translated from Italian)

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