DATABASE presents the film exhibition CINEMA AL MUSEO
Tuesday July 24th at 9.00 p.m. | Black Narcissus, 1947 | Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Academy Award winner for best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.
A legation of English nuns, guided by the strict Sister Superior Clodagh, is sent to a convent in a remote region of the Himalaya, where the congregation opens a school and an infirmary, and performs services of all sorts to help the local population. Nonetheless, and despite help from Dean, an Englishman residing in India, the sisters are deeply upset by the location’s atmosphere.
Wednesday July 25th, 9.00 p.m. | I vitelloni, 1953 | Federico Fellini
Silver lion and silver ribbon for Best Film and Best Actor
A light-hearted homage to the Rimini of Federico Fellini’s teenage years, transplanted to the Tirrenean coast, near Ostia. Five young men – not yet employed, neither rich nor poor – spend their day idly, among walks, pointless romances, the cafe and billiard hall, and empty plans.
Thursday July 26th, 9.00 p.m. | Design for living, 1933 | Ernst Lubitsch
Two friends, both the object of a young, worldly woman’s love, manage to find an agreement, and move in together, in a relationship that however remains platonic. Taken from the namesake play by Noel Coward, and adapted by Ben Hecht, the film is a ménage à trois in which the bohemian trio’s lack of cash corresponds to their renunciation of sex.
Friday July 27th, 9.00 p.m. | Una vita difficile, 1961 | Dino Risi
An overview of twenty years of Italian life, seen following the ins and outs of a former partisan journalist, who makes his way into the reactionary bourgeois system. The film is rich in excellent sequences, and has a moment of true poetry: Sordi, drunk at dawn, in a Viareggio boulevard. Silvana Mangano, Vittorio Gassman and Alessandro Blasetti as themselves.