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.
Of particular importance are the partnerships, confirmed once again for the upcoming edition, with GAMeC – Modern and Contemporary Arts Gallery (Bergamo), the Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti (Milan) and The Blank Contemporary Art.
On the occasion of the exhibition Tiziano and Caravaggio in Peterzano, curated by Accademia Carrara, there will be a screening of the feature film Caravaggio, l’ultimo tempo (2004) by Mario Martone: a visual journey in which the crude reality of today’s Naples is juxtaposed with glimpses of the landscapes and imagery of Caravaggio’s paintings. A heartfelt tribute to Naples and to the artist who lived there in the early 17th century.
New, on the other hand, is the collaboration with the Orlando – Identità, relazioni, possibilità festival, presenting in Bergamo the film Cassandro, the Exotico! (2018) by Marie Losier; a tale of struggle, suffering but also of victory, recounting, with great tenderness and empathy, the life of the greatest and openly gay Mexican wrestler.
Also new is the collaboration with BAD (Bergamo Animation Days), the animation film event organised in Bergamo by ForFunMedia.
To inaugurate the 38th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting, Asian Dub Foundation presents, live and for the first time in Europe, a new soundtrack for THX 1138, the sci-fi cult movie by George Lucas and his feature film directorial debut: a dystopian tale, set in a gloomy post-apocalyptic future, “far far away” from the Star Wars universe. The band live-scores the film with a brutal, fascinating, intense and fiery performance, transporting us to an aseptic world where mood-stabilizing drugs are mandatory and in which relationships are forbidden, but where two citizens dare to rebel against the system.