As always dedicated to new authors, the international competition will premiere 7 feature films, never before screened in Italy, characterized by their stylistic and narrative originality in dealing with contemporary themes.
Independent international productions never before screened in Italy. Documentary films in which the inquisitive and attentive gaze of the director delves without hesitation into the heart of reality, proving capable of grasping and synthesising the visible and the invisible, narrating a theme, a place, a character in “close-ups”, with intensity and participation.
João Nicolau (Portugal), Rúnar Rúnarsson (Iceland) and Danis Tanović (Bosnia and Herzegovina) are the protagonists of “Europe, Now!”, the BFM section focussing on contemporary European cinema.
Jerzy Skolimowski is the protagonist of the Bergamo Film Meeting 38th edition retrospective. Polish director, screenwriter and actor, Skolimowski is one of the most important and original figures in world author cinema, a nonconformist and disenchanted observer of the bourgeois and consumerist society.
With a retrospective consisting of 10 films restored by the National Film Institute – Film Archive – Hungary, BFM pays homage to the innovative gaze of Hungarian director Márta Mészáros who, though her militant filmmaking, has given voice to strong and complex women portraying the reality and historical memory of his country.
Tribute to Malcolm McDowell: the section is composed by 7 films and will bring some of McDowell’s most significant performances on the screen. The actor will be a guest of the Festival.
The protagonist of the BFM38 animation cinema section is Jean-François Laguionie, one of the world’s leading masters in the field, awarded this year with an Honorary Crystal at the Annecy Festival.
Bergamo Film Meeting has still many surprises in store: events, previews and educational offers created in collaboration with other institutions and long-time partners of the festival.
The unmissable passing of the torch between Bergamo Film Meeting and Bergamo Jazz is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, in the afternoon and will be divided into two consecutive moments.
Bergamo Film Meeting for schools: the appointment with the students from preschools, primary and secondary schools in Bergamo and its province. Featuring workshops, meetings with authors, screenings of short films and feature films.
BFM 38 full list of films
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