Canadian director, screenwriter, producer and actor David Cronenberg will be the guest star at the 11th Lucca Film Festival, taking place from the 15th to 21st of March 2015 in the Tuscan city of Lucca. The event dedicated to the author of cult-films such as Videodrome, The Fly, along with most recent works like A History of Violence and Cosmopolis, will open February 15 and run until May 3, with international exhibitions, including an Italian premiere, presented in various locations.
The Festival is one of the key events organized and sponsored by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca. The exhibits dedicated to Cronenberg are organized in collaboration with the “Comitato Nuovi Eventi per Lucca” and with the support of Banca Pictet and Société Générale. The Lucca Film Festival also enjoys the support of the Banca Generali Private Banking, the Region of Tuscany, the City of Lucca, the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, and the collaboration of the Province of Lucca, the Fondazione Sistema Toscana, the Fondazione Centro Arti Visive and the Photolux Festival. The event is held under the patronage of MiBACT, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism.
David Cronenberg will be in Lucca during the Film Festival in March to take part in screenings, public events, conferences and concerts dedicated to the scores from his films, a program produced in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival and Volumina (Torino). Tickets for each event will soon be available and can be booked online at the Festival’s website. (www.luccafilmfestival.it)
“Following our success last year with David Lynch as guest star, Lucca Film Festival is growing exponentially and is well on its way to becoming a major cinematographic event in Italy and beyond: a cultural event of international prestige that links Winter and Spring” states Nicola Borrelli, President of the Festival.
Cronenberg’s following feature films will be screened: Stereo (1969); Crimes of the Future (1970); Shivers (1975); Rabid (1977); Fast Company (1979); The Brood (1979); Scanners (1981); Videodrome (1983); The Dead Zone (1983). The Fly (1986); Dead Ringers (1988); Naked Lunch (1991); M. Butterfly (1993); Crash (1996); eXistenZ (1999); Spider (2002); A History of Violence (2005); Eastern Promises (2007); A Dangerous Method (2011); Cosmopolis (2012) and Maps to the Stars (2014).
Lucca Film Festival is an annual event that celebrates cinematic culture. The Festival is able to engage an ever-growing public through screenings, exhibitions, conferences and performances, which range from mainstream to experimental cinema.
Throughout its history, Lucca Film Festival has excelled thanks to its ambitious and well-researched programming. The Festival has paid tribute to celebrated figures in the cinema world while at the same time rediscovering other notable names and identifying up-and-coming talents. The beautiful city of Lucca contributes to the Festival’s appeal, serving as the backdrop to an event that has become a much awaited and not-to-be-missed happening.
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English: Tessa Wiechmann