The 47th São Paulo International Film Festival honors Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007) with a retrospective that presents 23 of his films, and also an art exhibition that highlights his work as a painter and a reading of the script “Tecnicamente Dolce”.
The retrospective presents films that marked Antonioni’s career, such as “Blow-Up” (1966), “The Passenger” (1975), and the trilogy of the incommunicability, formed by the movies “The Adventure” (1960), “The Night” (1961) and “L’Eclisse” (1962).
Short and long length films, documentaries and fiction features, winners of prizes –like the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival--, made between 1947 and 2004, are part of this retrospective, produced by Mostra in collaboration with the Instituto Italiano de Cultura.
Click here to see all the films presented in the section Retrospective | Michelangelo Antonioni.
Michelangelo Antonioni, the painter
In collaboration with the Instituto Italiano de Cultura de São Paulo, Mostra brings to the audience the art exhibition “Michelangelo Antonioni. Pequenos Desenhos em Papel”, which presents 24 paintings by the filmmaker.
The exhibition opening takes place on October 20th, Friday, at 7 p.m., at the Instituto Italiano de Cultura, and will be followed by a conversation about the script “Tecnicamente Dolce”, written by Antonioni, but never filmed. The entry is free, and it is necessary to enroll in the activity to participate.
The fans will be able to talk about the script with Enrica Fico Antonioni, André Ristum, Fabiano Gullane and Helen Beltrame-Linné, professionals involved in the project that will transform the script into a movie.
The art exhibition will be open to the public until November 28th. The entry is free.
Art exhibition “Michelangelo Antonioni. Pequenos Desenhos em Papel”
Instituto Italiano de Cultura de São Paulo (Higienópolis Av., 436)
Visitation: from October 23rd to November 28th. Mondays to Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to p.m. Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays (November 11th and 25th), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A new film is coming
Michelangelo Antonioni never shot “Tecnicamente Dolce”, but now, the project will come to life, and Mostra fans have an opportunity to know it.
On October 24th, there will be a reading of the script. The characters will be read by actors Arlindo Lopes, Augusto Madeira, Aury Porto, Brunna Martins, Christian Malheiros, Fernanda Marques, Gabrielle Lopes and Lee Taylor. The reading will take place at Sesc Vila Mariana, at 7:30 p.m.
“Tecnicamente Dolce” was written in the 1960s and is set in Sardinia, Italy, and in the Amazon, in Brazil. At the time, Antonioni couldn’t shoot the film due to technical issues.
With recording scheduled to begin in the second half of 2024, the film will be directed by André Ristum and produced by Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane and André Novis, in partnership with Italian company Vivo Film, with associate production by Enrica Fico Antonioni.
Reading of the script “Tecnicamente Dolce”
October 24th, 7:30 p.m.
Sesc Vila Mariana: Pelotas St., 141 - Vila Mariana