La nuit américaine - cinema review
directed by François Truffaut, starring Jacqueline Bisset, François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Léaud
colour, 115', 35mm, Italian dubbed version
Among Truffaut's most beloved masterpieces, La nuit américaine is an amazing tribute to the the film production process. Truffaut himself stars as Ferrand, a director working on a production at the Victorine Studios, in Nice. On and off set, the private lives of cast and crew members become entwined: love stories, clashes of ego and everyday issues unfold. A witty and entertaining piece, full of cultural references and knowing winks but devoid of the slightest trace of haughtiness, it won the Academy Award for best Foreign Language Film.
Marizza, gennant die Schmuggler-Madonna
directed by F.W. Murnau, starring Adele Sandrock, Harry Frank, H.H. von Twardowski
b/w, 14' (18fps), 35mm, Italian intertitles
This is the only surviving reel of the lost Murnau film. It belonged to the Museo Internazionale del Cinema e dello Spettacolo and was subsequently acquired and restored by the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Cineteca Nazionale. It had its world premiere during the Pordenone Silent Film Festival and is now screened in Rome for the first time: a must-see for fans of the German master (director of such films as Nosferatu and Sunrise) and lovers of classic cinema.
Entrance on mid floor of the staircase in via Milano 9A
Admission free while places last