Archive for maggio, 2015

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Venice is populated by phantasmal isles unknown to most tourists. Some are abandoned, others are inhabited by less than ten families, but by and large most are ignored by travellers who would rather explore the City of Bridges and Masks. Pietro Rusconi – Executive Assistant Manager at St.Regis Venice San Clemente  [ Read More ]

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To preserve the language of Shakespeare and to follow as closely as possible the original text of 1606 while at the same time offering a modern reading of the play: such is the challenge that British producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman have set themselves, judging that it was time that a new generation of  [ Read More ]

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With five films presented in competition to his name, including Il Divo which landed the 2008 Jury Prize, Paolo Sorrentino is no Cannes novice. For this 68th Festival, following on from La Grande Bellezza two years ago, the Italian film-maker has again set his sights on the Palme d’or with a feature film that achieved  [ Read More ]

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Could Love be Gaspar Noé’s most scandalous film? The mystery deepens around this recently finished work, presented in the Grand Théâtre Lumière, in 3D. Having only arrived in Cannes on Monday, May 18, Gaspar Noé is adding the finishing touches to his film, as has already happened at the Festival. With no time to answer  [ Read More ]

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On one side, there are his feminine films. On the other, his thrillers. In Sicario, Denis Villeneuve combines his two favourite subjects and sends Emily Blunt to the Mexican frontier to join the ranks of an elite combat group led by Josh Brolin et Benicio Del Toro. The actress of Wild Target and Looper plays  [ Read More ]

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The director of Far from Heaven returns to the America of the Fifties with the film Carol presented in Competition this year. Acting in front of his camera are Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson. Todd Haynes makes his comeback on the Croisette nearly 17 years after Velvet Goldmine. Carol, played by Cate Blanchett,  [ Read More ]

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CO2 at Teatro alla Scala

maggio - 17 - 2015
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 by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Carbon dioxide delightfully intoxicates Teatro alla Scala with a new opera by Giorgio Battistelli, that talks about the future of the Earth. The libretto by Ian Burton tackles the worst case scenario related to one of the main environmental issues of our century: climate change. Staging is by Robert Carsen and  [ Read More ]

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“The best script I’ve read in five years”. Joining the cast of The Sea Of Trees was a no-brainer for actor Matthew McConaughey. Under the guidance of Gus Van Sant, the acclaimed Oscar-winner travels to the mysterious Japanese forest. When you enter the Aokigahara forest, you penetrate a dreamlike space, a refuge of spirits among  [ Read More ]

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Turandot at La Scala

maggio - 16 - 2015
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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Milan’s opening of Expo, on May 1st, had an international flavoured version of Turandot, staged in the world-renowned milanese opera house. Puccini’s masterpiece marked the debut of conductor Riccardo Chailly at the helm of musical ensembles of Teatro alla Scala. This was also the first time that Luciano Berio’s ending to  [ Read More ]

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Undisputed master of autofiction, the Italian film-maker bares all in My Mother (Mia Madre), an intimist feature film, nourished by the recent ordeals in his professional and family life. We had left Nanni Moretti in the shoes of a psychoanalyst under pressure, faced with a Pope shirking the weight of his election at the head  [ Read More ]

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