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Italian Cinema Worldwide




MEDIA Salles at KINO EXPO 2005
(Moscow, 13-16 September 2005)

On the occasion of the new initiative Italian Cinema Worldwide, organised with the support of the Italian Government, for promoting Italian films during the most important professional gatherings of cinema exhibitors, MEDIA Salles has pleasure in inviting you

Friday 16 September, from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm,
in the Conference Hall, 4th floor, at the Moscow Expocentre Exhibition Complex

to an event devoted to Italian cinema, including:

  • A selection of trailers of the most recent Italian productions, including Persona Non Grata by Krzysztof Zanussi
  • Coffee Break, with typical Italian pastries
  • Screening of I’m Not Scared by Gabriele Salvatores

Persona Non Grata (Poland-Italy-Russia, 2005)
Warmly received by the critics at this year’s Venice Film Festival, this film directed by Krzysztof Zanussi, already winner of a Golden Lion in 1984 with The Year of The Quiet Sun – can also claim an appearance on its cast by the Russian director and producer Nikita Mikhalkov, who on Friday 16, during the Kino Expo Award Ceremony, will collect the “Person of the Year in Cinema Business” award.
A plot perfectly balanced between a spy story and reflections on the positive and negative values of a society transformed by the upheavals of History.

I’m Not Scared (Italy-Spain-UK, 2003)
Amongst Italy’s greatest successes in 2003, this film by Gabriele Salvatores has an involving plot with two very young and extremely able actors and an extraordinary photography by Italo Petriccione, who in 2004 won the David award for Best Director of Photography. Since its release, the film was distributed in more than 25 countries worldwide.

The new issue (n. 4/2005) of the Newsletter “European Cinema Journal”, including a special supplement entirely in Russian, devoted to Italian cinema, will be presented and distributed on this occasion.

Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA Salles, will also announce the coming appointments of “Italian Cinema Worldwide”:

  • ShowEast, Orlando, United States, 24-27 October 2005;
  • CineAsia, Beijing, China, 13-15 December 2005.

MEDIA Salles, a project operating within the framework of the European Union's MEDIA Programme, with the support of the Italian Government, fosters theatrical distribution of European audiovisual products, both by high profile campaigns involving Europe's cinema exhibitors and by initiatives to raise the visibility of European productions with industry players and potential audiences, creating specialized information channels on a global scale. Thus the current initiatives from MEDIA Salles dovetail in a program with a triple focus - training, promotion and information - and maximum combined effect.
Italian Cinema Worldwide is a MEDIA Salles’ initiative, held thanks to the support of the Italian Government.

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