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A shot from the film “Sweet Life”. Directed by F. Fellini. 1960 year

The Italian Spring program will take place at the Iskra cinema from 2 to 30 March. It includes five famous films from different years. Among them are “Conformist”, “Sweet Life” and “Scary Tales”.

The Moschino cinema chain invites you to get acquainted with the masterpieces of Italian cinema or enjoy watching them again. On the big screen, viewers will see famous films made by both recognized classics and contemporary directors. These are “La Dolce Vita” by Federico Fellini, “The Conformist” by Bernardo Bertolucci, “Family Portrait in the Interior” by Luchino Visconti, “The Decameron” by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani and “Scary Tales” by Matteo Garrone.

All five films were included in the Italian Spring program. They will be shown in the original language with Russian subtitles. The screenings will take place from 2 to 30 March at the Iskra cinema. You can view the schedule, as well as buy tickets at website “Moschino”.

On March 2, the program will be opened by the psychological drama of Luchino Visconti “Family portrait in the interior” (1974). The show will take place at 21:00. The film is set in Rome in the 1970s. It tells about the difficult relationship between an elderly professor and his tenants, people from a bohemian environment – a young lover of a marquise, her daughter and future son-in-law.

On March 9 at 21:00 viewers will see the film “The Decameron” (2015). This is a free film adaptation of five short stories from the work of the same name by Giovanni Boccaccio, which takes place in Florence during the plague epidemic. The picture was the last joint work of the classics of Italian cinema – the brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.

Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Conformist” (1970), a landmark for the Italian cinema, will be shown on March 16. The session starts at 21:00. The film is based on the novel of the same name by the writer Alberto Moravia and tells the story of a young Roman aristocrat Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignan), who works for the Nazis.

Film “La Dolce Vita” (1960) by Federico Fellini will be shown on March 23 at 20:00. The story of the jaded secular journalist Marcello (Marcello Mastroiani), who attends one party after another and constantly changes his companions, will unfold before the audience. One day he meets the American beauty Sylvia (Anita Ekberg). But even she cannot hurt his feelings and revive the love of life. Interestingly, thanks to this particular film, the word “paparazzi” came into use. The surname Paparazzo was borne by a friend of the protagonist – a secular photographer.

The program will end with a screening of Scary Tales (2015) by one of the leading Italian directors of our time, director Matteo Garrone. It will be possible to see her on March 30. The show starts at 20:30. The script is based on the writings of the Neapolitan storyteller Giambattista Basile, who collected folklore. Viewers will be able to watch the ups and downs of the fate of the rulers and residents of the three kingdoms. So, the king of the Valley of the Mists goes to kill the sea monster in order to give his heart to the queen. Only by eating it can she have a child. The King of the Wild Mountains lovingly raises a huge flea, but easily gives his only daughter in marriage to a cannibal. And the ruler of the Lonely Cliff marries a lovely girl who was just an old woman.

“Moschino” annually holds hundreds of retrospectives, auteur cinema festivals, film clubs, premieres and meetings with directors. Special attention is paid to film screenings. In addition, Moschino is the curator and organizer of the Citywide Film Night Festival.

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