08 August 2017

A FESTIVAL AS CULTURAL OUTLAW - FFDL

A FESTIVAL AS CULTURAL OUTLAW

“For him and those like him—and there weren’t just a few, as it might seem, but the majority of men—borders never exist- ed, if not as guards to pay off or gendarmes to avoid.” This is what Tönle Bintarn commented when his grandson told him about Gabriele D’Annunzio, who had…

18 August 2016

THE INTRODUCTION OF THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ALESSANDRO ANDERLONI - FFDL

THE INTRODUCTION OF THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ALESSANDRO ANDERLONI

“Your future is underground”. Cavers amuse themselves with this prediction, joking about their passion for investigating the world beneath the surface. The explorer Francesco Sauro, among the guests of the XXII Film Festival della Lessinia, argues that the underground will be the new frontier of knowledge for understanding our planet.…

12 August 2016

A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD UNDERGROUND - FFDL

A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD UNDERGROUND

The subterranean world is like an inverted mountain, or like the void left by the buckling of the earth to form mountains. How can we not think of the Dantesque image of the Earth which, horrified by the angel Lucifer, violently hurled by God’s will and thrust into the centre…

L'INFERNO - OPENING SPECIAL EVENT - FFDL

L'INFERNO - OPENING SPECIAL EVENT

Within the 2016 thematic framework dedicated tothe underground (caves, caverns, and the Hereafter), the Film Festival della Lessinia commissioned Mauro Ottolini to create a new musical accompaniment for Francesco Bertolini’s L' Inferno, performed here in a world premiere with the screening of the film, newly restored by the Cineteca di…

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