Cinema all’aperto IX

Cinema all’aperto , a film festival organized by the French Academy in Rome, dedicates this ninth edition to Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant , two extraordinary actors who made Italian and French film history, with ten films screened from July 6 th to 17 th in the splendid gardens of Villa Medici. This much awaited summer event will open Monday, July 6 th with Il sorpasso ( The Easy Life ) by Dino Risi, an Italian comedy that is a true masterpiece in which the two actors perform together aboard a famous sporty convertible launched in the streets of the capital, and they are together again in Il deserto dei Tartari ( The Desert of the Tartars ) by Valerio Zurlini, scheduled for Wednesday, July 15 th . Sublime stage actor, great showman, one of the cinema’s most emblematic personalities, Vittorio Gassman left us a vast filmography. Cinema all’aperto hasselected some of the films where he encounters directors who made the history of Italian and French cinema: Dino Risi’s I mostri ( The Monsters ); maestro Ettore Scola’s C’eravamo tanto amati ( We All Loved Each Other So Much ); La grande guerra ( The Great War ) by Mario Monicelli; La vie est un roman ( Life is a Bed of Roses ). A giant of French cinema, Jean-Louis Trintignant is the extraordinary interpreter of Ma nuit chez Maud ( My Night at Maud’s ), the geometric existential dilemma of the great Éric Rohmer and Un homme et une femme ( A Man and a Woman ), Claude Lelouch’s most famous film. We also find Trintignant in one of Bernardo Bertolucci’s most important films, Il conformista ( The Conformist ), and at the age of 81 Trintignant returned to the big screen in 2012 with Michael Haneke in Amour . This year, as part of Cinema all’aperto , the French Academy in Rome offers once again a guided tour through the gardens of Villa Medici dedicated to locations immortalized in famous films such as Habemus Papam by Nanni Moretti and La grande bellezza ( The Great Beauty ) by Paolo Sorrentino, and the work of the many directors who have been in residence here. All the films are presented in the gardens of Villa Medici in their original version and screened on film. CALENDAR Monday July 6 th – 9.15pm Il sorpasso (The Easy Life) by Dino Risi Italy, 1962, 102’ Tuesday July 7th – 9.15pm Ma nuit chez Maud (My Night at Maud’s) by Éric Rohmer France, 1969, 110’ Wednesday July 8th – 9.15pm La grande Guerra (The Great War) by Mario Monicelli Italy, France, 1959, 140’ Thursday July 9th – 9.15pm La vie est un roman (Life is a Bed of Roses) by Alain Resnais Francia, 1983, 110’ Friday July 10th – 9.15pm C’eravamo tanto amati (We All Loved Each Other So Much) by Ettore Scola Italy, 1974, 121’ Monday July 13th – 9.15pm Il conformista ( The Conformist ) by Bernardo Bertolucci Italy, France, Germany, 1970, 105′ Tuesday July 14th – 9.15pm Amour by Michael Haneke Francia, Germania, Austria, 2012, 127’ Wednesday July 15th – 9.15pm Il deserto dei Tartari (The Desert of the Tartars) by Valerio Zurlini France, Italiy, Germany, 1976, 150’ Thursday July 16th – 9.15pm I mostri (The Monsters)by Dino Risi France, Italy, 1963, 118’ Friday July 17th – 9.15pm Un homme et une femme (A Man and a Woman)by Claude Lelouch France, 1966, 103’ Information Ticket: 5 € (whole) / 4 € (reduced) / 12 € (guided tour + showing) During the festival, the ticket office opens one hour before the screening. No admittance after the film has begun. All screenings are on film. The screenings on the 15th and the 16th of July, The desert of the Tartars , by Valerio Zurlini and The Monsters , by Dino Risi, will be free. All films are in their original version with Italian subtitles