26th Edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato

24 April 2012 – From Saturday 23 June to Saturday 30 June 2012, the 26th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato will take place in Bologna. This festival organised by the Mostra Internazionale del Cinema Libero and the Cineteca di Bologna offers eight days of non-stop screenings in four different theatres and open air screenings in the Piazza Maggiore.

(Re)discovering Cinephilia
For several editions Il Cinema Ritrovato has managed to gather the finest cinephiles from around the world. This year the festival will focus on the current status of cinephilia, or what can be defined as such.

Piazza Maggiore will host two important events : the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale di Bologna will accompany Timothy Brock´s new score to Augusto Genina´s Prix de Beauté (Louise Brooks last European role) commissioned by the Orchestre National de Lyon in cooperation with the Institut Lumière and a brand new restoration of La grande illusion – by Studio Canal and the Cinémathèque de Toulouse.

The film programme focuses on following themes:

-The cinema and the 1929 crisis
-Ivan Pyrev, Mosfilm´s Enigma
-Mrs Hitchcock a.k.a Alma Reville
-Raoul Walsh
-Jean Grémillon
-Lois Weber
-Japan Speaks Out! The First Talkies from the Rising Sun
-Selection of some of the best restorations from all over the world

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