The Mies van der Rohe Foundation to screen four films that focus on the relationship between the built space and its inhabitants.
Nanni Moretti's 1993 film Caro diario is set to open Pantalla Pavelló at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion on 18 June. This year's edition is titled Roma. Stupenda e misera città and Rome is the first of a number of cities that the cycle aims to explore through an exploration of the way it's depticted on the screen, thereby providing an insight into the relationship between its inhabitants and the city as a built space.
Caro diario depicts life in Rome, along othegside other parts of the country, like the Eolia Islands. We have to wait until 9 July for the second screening in the cycle, La grande bellezza by Paolo Sorrentino. Released in 2013 and with an Oscar for the best non-English speaking film to its credit, this story depicts a series of powerful, irrepressible but decadent characters who are spending a summer in Rome. Sacro GRA by Gianfranco Rosi can be seen at the Pavilion on 30 July. The GRA is the Grande Raccordo Anulare, the 70 km motorway that circles Rome and the film tells the stories that take place at its edges, including several emblematic buildings and eccentric and picturesque characters. The most recent film, Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot, which was released in 2016, will close the cycle. Directed by Gabriele Mainetti, it tells the story of a lonely thief living on the outskirts of Rome who acquires superpowers.
The cycle is curated by Daniele Porretta and all screenings will be preceded by a presentation by someone related to the world of cinema or architecture. For more information, check out the following link.
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