Il Cinema Ritrovato returns: Online the entire programme and reservations open now


470 films in 9 days: the doors to the Cinephile’s Paradise will open again.
The 37th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato festival, promoted by the Cineteca di Bologna, will take place in Bologna from 24 June to 2 July.
9 days of screenings from morning to night, in 7 theatres spread across the city and the grand finale, every evening, in Piazza Maggiore.

From 12 noon on Thursday 8 June, the catalogue and the entire programme will be available on the festival website.

From 5 pm on Thursday 8 June, festival pass holders will be able to book their seats for each screening and events scheduled during the festival (bookings active until Thursday 22 June).
Assistance with
From 8 to 22 June (Monday to Friday 4 pm – 7 pm) the following phone number will be active: +39 3757354267

From Monday 19 June, for some of the scheduled performances, a limited number of tickets will be on sale – for those without a festival pass – at the cost of €5.

The guests

There will be many guests during the 37th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato, including:

– Joe Dante will be in Bologna on Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July, to present his cult films Gremlins and Gremlins 2, as well as the compilation film The Movie Orgy, which started to come together in 1966;
– Wim Wenders, from Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 June, will present Lightning Over Water, an interview-testament made by the German director in 1980 in honour of the legend of American cinema Nicholas Ray; in addition, Wenders will present a handful of works by filmmakers of the past: Dragnet Girl by Ozu and Targets by Peter Bogdanovich;
– the photographer Nan Goldin will be the protagonist of a Lesson in Cinema on the festival’s opening day (Saturday 24 June) and will present the new documentary dedicated to her by Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed at the MAST.Auditorium (Monday 26 June);
– Ruben Östlund, who will be in Bologna for several days as a lecturer at the International Filmmaking Academy, will hold a Lesson in Cinema for Il Cinema Ritrovato’s audience (Thursday 29 June) and will present his The Square in Piazza Maggiore (Monday 3 July); in addition, on Thursday 6 July, there will be a meeting organised by the Fondazione MAST at the MAST.Auditorium, followed by the screening of his film Forza maggiore;
– Thelma Schoonmaker, the three-time Oscar-winning editor and wife of Michael Powell, will talk about her husband’s work (Sunday 25 June) and will present Black Narcissus, signed in 1947 by Powell himself with Emeric Pressburger (Wednesday 28 June) in Piazza Maggiore;
– on Saturday 1 July, Luca Guadagnino will talk about Bernardo Bertolucci and, in Piazza Maggiore, he and producer Jeremy Thomas will present the film The Dreamers, made by Bertolucci in 2003.

The great restorations

Among the many great restorations scheduled for the 37th edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato are a tribute to Damiano Damiani on the tenth anniversary of his death with Quién sabe?The Woman Next Door by François Truffaut with Fanny Ardant and Gérard Dépardieu; Thelma & Louise by Ridley Scott; two films by David LynchA Straight Story and Inland EmpireThe Dreamers by Bernardo Bertolucci, Fear and Desire by Stanley Kubrick (of which we will finally see the complete version), From Here to Eternity by Fred Zinnerman, with the famous kiss on the beach between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr; Il grido by Michelangelo Antonioni; La maschera del demonio by Mario Bava a great Italian horror film; and a slice of history with Banditi a Orgosolo by Vittorio De Seta.

The great retrospectives

Among the numerous sections on the programme, there is one dedicated to Anna Magnani on the 50th anniversary of her death; another great woman of Italian cinema to whom Bologna will pay tribute will be the screenwriter Suso Cecchi d’Amico; we will discover the career of a great director such as Rouben Mamoulian, starting with his unique and extremely rare silent short film; we will then get to know the Russian divas who came to Italy in the 1910s; the cinema of Michael Powell before his association with Emeric Pressburger, and that of the Japanese director Teinosuke Kinugasa.