Modern Italian Cinema: Regeneration Movement
It has been a while that Paolo Sorrentino, Matteo Garrone, and Nanni Morerri have been representing Italian films after new Italian cinema masters such as Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, and Bernaldo Bertolucci. Is there a new generation that will follow their footsteps? Our question started from here.
Modern Italian Cinema: Regeneration Movement, which was designed as a special focus of the 18th Jeonju International Film Festival, illuminates a new generation of Italian cinema since 2000. Besides renowned directors such as Paolo Virzi, Gianfranco Rosi, and Alba Rohrwacher, a new group of directors is recognized for their independent production styles and their pioneering works. The main theme of modern Italian cinema has a clear context. Historically, Italian cinema has dealt with disputable issues including politics, violence, and sexualities. An Italian film, which won a recognition lately, metaphorically depicts corruption, which was represented by Silvio Berlusconi, depravity of community, and a demolished system. In addition, other films, which are ranged from realism drama focused on an extreme reality to films with artistic sense focused on individualistic visions and experiments, demonstrate dynamics of Italian cinema.
Ten films will be featured including Lost and Beautiful by Pietro Marcello, who is leading Avant garde films, Corpo Celeste by Alice Rohrwacher, who represents the modern Italian cinema, Happy Times Will Come Soon by Alessandro Comodin, and Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano. Modern Italian Cinema: Regeneration Movement, which was develope with the collaboration of Italian Culture Center(Instituto Italiano di Cultura) to run a forum for understanding current Italian cinema.