La Svizzera vista attraverso il cinema italiano

Cinéma, Projection, Conversation, Roma

Casa del Cinema – Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1




Cinéma, Projection, Conversation

Casa del Cinema – Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1

As part of the cinematographic exhibition « Backdrop Switzerland: Switzerland as seen through the lens of more than a century of foreign films » organised by Istituto Svizzero at the Teatro dei Dioscuri al Quirinale, until January 30, 2019, The Consequences of Love by Paolo Sorrentino will be screened at the Casa del Cinema in collaboration with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.

A great opportunity to discover or rediscover iconic films of the history of Italian cinema that show Switzerland and its clichés, including banks, emigration and alpine landscapes.

The event Backdrop Switzerland is curated by the Istituto Svizzero, in collaboration with the Istituto Luce – Cinecittà, MiBAC – Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, RSI – Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR – Società Svizzera di Radiotelevisione, Cinémathèque suisse and the Comune di Minusio.


H20:00 The Consequences of Love by Paolo Sorrentino (2004, 100′)

Titta di Girolamo is a fifty-year-old man who has been living in a hotel room located in Switzerland’s Italian-speaking region for the last eight years. Apparently he has spent all this time smoking cigarettes in the hotel bar, without working. The only thing that disrupts this routine is the delivery of a suitcase that is left in front of his door once a month. What secret is he hiding?

The screening will be followed by a talk with Daniela Currò (Curator of the Cineteca Nazionale – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia), Frédéric Maire (director of the Cinémathèque suisse) and other guests.

Daniela Currò, curator of the Cineteca Nazionale – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, is responsible for the cultural activities of the state-owned film archive. She previously worked at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY (USA), as head of conservation and preservation, and taught at the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, the most renowned school that offers training programs for young motion picture archivists and curators. She worked as a film archivist at the Haghefilm laboratories in Amsterdam and as a researcher at the Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Turin. She is a member of AIRSC (Associazione Italiana per le Ricerche di Storia del Cinema) and of AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists).

Frédéric Maire is one of the leading journalists specialized in film and film review. His work has been closely linked with the Locarno Film Festival since 1986. He was the editor of the Pardo News, the Locarno Film Festival Journal, and was a member of the editorial board of the Film magazine. He is one of the founders of The Magic Lantern film club for children. With 26,000 members, it has grown into the largest organisation of its kind in Europe. He has directed several shorts and documentaries, as well as a number of TV reports. In 2006 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival. Since 2009 he is director of the Cinémathèque suisse.