33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

(A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH) - (SCALA AL PARADISO)

by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
1946
104'
UK

Section:

  • 33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • JULIEN TEMPLE - MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

1945. RAF pilot Peter Carter is returning home after a mission when his plane is shot down over the Channel. The next day he awakens on a beach, surprised he isn’t dead. The problem is that the Angel of Death lost him in the fog. One of Powell&Pressburger’s most amazing fantasies, which takes place in the sky (in b/w) and on Earth (in color), it is dominated by the power of love and science, rational and surreal, with brilliant dialogue, extraordinary effects, and irresistible tempo and irony.

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 3

21 November 2015
11:30
26 November 2015
22:30
The screening will be introduced by Julien Temple
28 November 2015
11:30

DET SJUNDE INSEGLET

(THE SEVENTH SEAL) - ( IL SETTIMO SIGILLO)

by Ingmar Bergman
1957
96'
Sweden

Section:

  • 33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • JULIEN TEMPLE - MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

In a world devastated by plague and war, a knight who has lost his faith plays chess with death, until a family of acrobats reconciles him with life. Shot in metaphysical black and white, full of symbolism and pictorial and sculptural impressions, Bergman depicts his Middle Ages, a mirror image of the barbarianism of present times. The result is a biblical-philosophical drama, a filmic allegory which is still unique in film history. 

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 3

21 November 2015
14:00
28 November 2015
15:30
The screening will be introduced by Julien Temple

LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE

(BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) - (LA BELLA E LA BESTIA)

by Jean Cocteau, René Clément (non accr./uncr.)
1946
96'
France

Section:

  • 33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • JULIEN TEMPLE - MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

To save her father, a beautiful girl offers herself to the Beast, half man and half monster. She learns to love him, perceiving his gentle soul beneath his horrible aspect. Part theatre and cinema, part magic and fantasy, this is Cocteau’s recipe for the marvelous: a barrage of visionary feats which call on the spectators’ complicity, tickling their childlike need for illusion. The Beast Jean Marais was Cocteau’s favorite.

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 3

22 November 2015
16:30
27 November 2015
18:00
The screening will be introduced by Julien Temple

OIL CITY CONFIDENTIAL

(OIL CITY CONFIDENTIAL)

by Temple Julien
2009
106'
UK

Section:

  • 33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • JULIEN TEMPLE - MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

The story of Dr. Feelgood, one of the most explosive rock bands of the ‘70s. From a town in Essex dominated by the petrochemical industry, Dr. Feelgood came to London with a rawboned and minimal music, so different from contemporary British rock, with its tinsel and strobe lights. Temple’s movie is the final chapter of a trilogy about English musical culture of the 1970s, an ideal prequel to the documentaries dedicated to the Sex Pistols and Joe Strummer.

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 5

21 November 2015
14:15
23 November 2015
11:15
27 November 2015
14:45

SAYAT NOVA

(THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES ) - ( IL COLORE DEL MELOGRANO)

by Sergei Parajanov
1969
79'
URSS

Section:

  • 33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • JULIEN TEMPLE - MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

The life of the poet Sayat Nova, who lived during the Armenian Renaissance, from his childhood until he entered a monastery. A film made of fixed shots to be contemplated, “canvases” which don’t narrate but rather weave hidden threads which drag the viewer into their dazzling beauty, above and beyond symbolisms and liturgies. For the spectator, it is an experience of the purely-visible. The extreme hermeticism of the film created problems with the Soviet authorities.

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 3

22 November 2015
22:30

Cinema Reposi - Sala 5

24 November 2015
09:45
27 November 2015
22:00

THE ECSTASY OF WILKO JOHNSON

(THE ECSTASY OF WILKO JOHNSON)

by Julien Temple
2015
90'
UK

Section:

  • 33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • JULIEN TEMPLE - MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH

Six years after Oil City Confidential, Temple turns his attention once more to Dr. Feelgood’s guitarist, Wilko Johnson, and his battle against what seemed incurable cancer. Johnson reacted to this harsh diagnosis with unexpected, euphoric vitality; he refused therapy and set off on a series of goodbye tours. With its cinephile quotes and blues-rock riffs, The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson is a musical exorcism which, through music and laughter, mocks the inexorability of death.

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Cinema Classico

26 November 2015
14:00
Press screening

Cinema Massimo - Sala 1

27 November 2015
20:00
The screening will be introduced by Julien Temple
28 November 2015
22:45

Cinema Lux - Sala 3

28 November 2015
21:30