Special event

Passione critica

Directed by Simone Isola, Franco Montini, Patrizia Pistagnesi
Italy 2023
Runtime 60'

Passione critica investigates the relationship between authors and critics throughout the history of Italian cinema, following the evolution of the Union of Italian Film Critics since its establishment in 1971. An exploration of a not secondary history in Italian culture, outlined through interviews with eminent personalities and intermixed with archive footage from the 1960s to the advent of the internet and social media to the current explosion of audiovisual devices, challenging the very definition of the boundaries of cinema.

Directed by
Simone Isola, Franco Montini, Patrizia Pistagnesi

Mauro John Capece

Luca Armocida

Marco Del Bene

Sindacato Nazionale Critici Cinematografici ItalianiKimerafilm

Saturday 09.09
11.30am Hall Perla
Public, All accreditations

38SIC Simone Isola

Simone Isola is one of the founders of Kimerafilm. He has produced Et in terra pax by Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini, La mia classe by Daniele Gaglianone, Ride by Valerio Mastandrea, Non essere cattivo by Claudio Caligari (Italian nominee for  Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Oscars), Il contagio by Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini. In 2015, he directed his first feature film, Alfredo Bini ospite inatteso, and in 2019 he presented Se c’è un aldilà sono fottuto. Vita e cinema di Claudio Caligari at the Venice Film Festival.

38SIC Franco Montini

Franco Montini is a journalist and film critic, author of several publications on Italian cinema and long-time collaborator of newspaper La Repubblica. He regularly writes for film periodicals, and was president of the Union of Italian Film Critics from 2012 to 2021.

38SIC Patrizia Pistagnesi

Patrizia Pistagnesi is a film critic and essayist. She curates and manages – together with Tilde Corsi and Rosellina Mariani – the column Movie Movie, with which she won the prestigious Premio della Critica Televisiva award. From 1979 to 1982 she worked alongside Carlo Lizzani at the modernisation of the Biennale Cinema. She has written for Italian national public broadcasting companies Rai 1 and Rai 2, and has collaborated with major Italian screenwriters. Throughout her career she has also written for several magazines; in 2008, she published her first book, L’amore crudele. She has worked as a teacher at Film School Gian Maria Volonté since 2011. In 2019, she received the Premio Gilda Lifetime Achievement Award at the renowned Festival Internazionale Cinema e Donne – Firenze.