Turin film festival - Mole

Turin Film Festival to open with full capacity

By Region Culture News North-west Italy

This year’s Turin Film Festival (TFF) is to have 100% audiences. It is the first such in-person full capacity since the pandemic started, organisers said Tuesday.

The 39th TFF will run from November 26 to December 4 showing 181 films including 68 world premieres, 14 international and 53 Italian.

“We have been working on this fest for a year,” said the director of the Mole Domenico De Gaetano, and its president, Enzo Ghigo.

“We always hoped to have an in-person audience. Physical encounters between the public and artists have always been at the centre of a festival born 39 years ago out of pure love for cinema, with an eye on the youth world, debut works and experimental cinema”.

World premier of ‘Sing 2’

The inaugural film is on November 26 at the UCI Cinema Lingotto. It is the world premier of the animation film Sing 2. Stars include Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Nick Kroll, and Taron Egerton.

The closing film on December 4 will be Alice by Valerie Lemercier, based on the teen years of Celine Dion.

Established in 1982, Turin Film Festival, was originally the International Youth Film Festival, or more simply Youth Cinema. As a forum, the festival supports independent cinema, first and second works, documentaries and linguistic experimentation. The festival also supports research on the history of cinema.

Stella della Mole Prize

Monica Bellucci will receive the Stella della Mole Prize for career achievement on Tuesday, November 30. The ceremony will be followed by the world preview screening of the movie The Girl in the Fountain.

Directed by Antongiulio Panizzi and starring Monica Bellucci, the film is about the legendary actress Anita Ekberg. 

“I am very happy and thrilled to receive the Stella della Mole Award.” Monica Bellucci continued, “I thank the president and the director of Turin’s National Cinema Museum, Enzo Ghigo and Domenico De Gaetano. And I am honoured that the movie The Girl in the Fountain will be screened as a world preview in Turin.”

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