Every summer, the Cineteca of Bologna presents a film festival of restored films, early silent cinema, and director’s portraits, called Il Cinema Ritrovato. Described as “pure heaven for cinephiles,” the festival features films from all over the world.
The Music Hall is partnering with the University of New Hampshire to stream a number of films from Il Cinema Ritrovato to New Hampshire for a unique virtual film festival! Most films are available all 4 days (with the exception of The Chess of the Wind which is only available Saturday and Sunday of the festival).
Luci del Varietà (Variety Lights)
Dir: Federico Fellini, Italy-France, 1950, 1h 37m
When a beautiful, talented young woman joins a vaudeville troupe, jealousy and drama arise in Federico Fellini’s directorial debut.
The Forgotten Front
Dir: Paolo Soglia and Lorenzo K. Stanzani, Italy, 2020, 1h 17m
A documentary on the liberation of Bologna at the end of WWII after the local Resistance was left to defend the city, featuring precious unpublished archive materials.
Grand Tour Italiano
Italy, 1905-1914, 1h 10m
A collection of travelogues, shot between 1905-1914, of the landscapes in far-flung Italian spots from Sicily, Venice, Amalfi, Rome, Bologna, and Milan.
Dir: Agnès Varda, France, 1982, 1h 29m
A young French woman tries to find a home for herself and her son (played by Agnès Varda’s son) in LA following the breakup with her partner.
Shatranj-e Baad (The Chess of the Wind)
Dir: Mohammad Reza Aslani, Iran, 1976, 1h 33m
A gothic horror tale unfolds as a wealthy heiress dies, creating conflicts between those set to inherit. Banned by the regime and presumed lost forever, The Chess of the Wind negatives were found in a junk shop and restored in 2014, and has only been screened twice since.
Screening limited to 200 people! Only available Sat & Sun.
Meghe Dhaka Tara (The Cloud-Capped Star)
Dir: Ritwik Ghatak, India, 1960, 1h 7m
Nita is a self-sacrificing young woman who is often exploited by everyone, including her family of East Pakistan refugees living in Calcutta.
Risate di Gioia (The Passionate Thief)
Dir: Mario Monicelli, Italy, 1960, 1hr 46m
One New Year’s Eve in Rome, a struggling actress runs into an old acting acquaintance and sets off for numerous humorous adventures all over town.