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Venice in Zagreb: the first edition

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7 Italian films from the Venice Film Festival in Zagreb
03 | 26 | 2014

from 27 to 30 March 2014

7 Italian films from the Venice International Film Festival 2013 will be featured in the first edition of Venice in Zagreb, which will open Thursday 27 until Sunday 30 March 2014, in the Croatian capital (at the Kino Europa movie theater), organized by the Biennale di Venezia – chaired by Paolo Baratta – in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Croatia.
 
Of the 7 Italian films from the Venice International Film Festival  - directed by Alberto Barbera – which will be presented in Zagreb, 2 in particular are works from the Venezia 70 Competition: Sacro GRA by Gianfranco Rosi, winner of the Golden Lion and L’intrepido by Gianni Amelio. From the Orizzonti section, La prima neve by Andrea Segre. From the Venezia Classici section (documentaries): Bertolucci on Bertolucci by Luca Guadagnino and Walter Fasano, Non eravamo solo … ladri di biciclette. Il Neorealismo by Gianni Bozzacchi, and Profezia. L’Africa di Pasolini by Enrico Menduni. There will also be a screening of the masterpiece by the winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Francesco Rosi, Le mani sulla città (1963), the film that won the Golden Lion 50 years ago, in a digital version restored by the Cineteca Nazionale in Rome and presented in its world premiere screening as the preview opening of the 70th Venice Film Festival.
 
Similar initiatives have been organized in recent years by the Biennale di Venezia to promote Italian cinema around the world: since 2005 in Brazil, since 2009 in China, since 2010 in Russia, since 2012 in Korea. In particular, for the Italian films of the 70th Venice International Film Festival 2013, festivals have been organized in Brazil, Korea, China, Lebanon and Russia. A similar initiative will be held for the first time in Singapore in April 2014.