The Torino Film Festival 2021 has opened its doors
Vita Gazette – Despite the pandemic, cultural and artistic activities continue in Italy. The Torino Film Festival 2021 has opened its doors and after a virtual edition due to a pandemic, it is back in attendance from 26 November to 4 December. Monica Bellucci will receive the Stella della Mole Award for Artistic Innovation, an award that is awarded every year to artists who contribute in an original, universal and timeless way to film culture.
The Torino Film Festival, the main event for young directors and independent cinema, is starting. Held for the 39th time this year, the festival will be Italy’s first since COVID-19 to be held in venues with 100% seating capacity. Mixing Militant Cinema with mainstream films, the festival features 181 films this year, including 18 feature films, 14 medium-length films, 59 short films, 68 world premieres, 14 international premieres, European premieres and 53 Italian premieres. Animated musical comedy featuring more than 40 rock, rap and pop music was used at the opening of the festival, which will run from 26 November to 4 December. Torino Film Festival Artistic Director Stefano Francia di Celle describes this selection as “a hymn to returning to the movies”.
Over the years Torino has always mixed what Di Celle calls “militant” indie cinema with more mainstream and genre movies. Genre masters such as John Carpenter, Joe Dante and John Landis have all been guests. But from the outset the fest’s real mission has been to discover, and give visibility to, promising young.
There are many guests, including Matilda De Angelis, Alessandro Gassman, Rocco Papaleo, Sergio Castellitto, Anna Foglietta, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Margherita Bui, Mimmo Calopreste, Enrico Ghezzi and many others. Monica Bellucci will receive the Stella della Mole Award for Artistic Innovation, an award that is awarded every year to artists who contribute in an original, universal and timeless way to film culture.