The 59th edition of the TaorminaFilmFest renews the appointment of the Great Cinema at the Teatro Antico in Taormina June 15 to 22. The preview has been entrusted to one of the most anticipated films of the season The Man of Steel (Man of Steel) by Zack Snyder, who will be presented by the director and Russell Crowe, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Antje Traue.
The closing of the event, June 22, is instead assigned to another spectacular film with a special screening of The Lone Ranger, directed by Gore Verbinski with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.
The new idea of the Festival was created last year, which has successfully proposed kinds of vivid emotional impact and popular as comedy, thriller, horror, along with a full program of education and training (TaoClass and the Campus with large star of world cinema and Italian) and the exploration of new frontiers of cinema on-line (the Web Series) continues and is amplified in this edition, offering the public spectacular movies and copyright, meetings with major players in the international cinema including, this year, as many as four Academy Award winners Russell Crowe, Jeremy Irons, Marisa Tomei and Giuseppe Tornatore and, for the first time in a film festival, a preview of the web series.
There are many sections that host films, meetings and special programs but one of them, perhaps for the first time at a festival, mixes comedy and horror, fear and laughter, the oldest and most powerful emotions, which have made the fortune of cinema as always, the theme of this edition, with films made in all places across the TaorminaFilmFest.
“Our idea is to work to discover what is still ‘in the belly’ of the cinema – said Mario Sesti director of the festival -, return to the extraordinary power that made the medium of cinema to more rapid and global spread of 900, much more than the radio or television.”
The program of screenings at the Teatro Antico in Taormina
Saturday, June 15 22:00
Man of Steel / The Man of Steel, Zack Snyder, USA / Canada / UK, 2013 – 148 ‘
Reporting for the sixth time on the screen Superman director Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan among producers, provide Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), two fathers: Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner. The values that both transmit, push the man of steel to make any sacrifice to save humanity.
Sunday, June 16 22:00
Song for Marion / A Song for Marion, Paul Andrew Williams, GB / Germany, 2012-93 ‘
Arthur has only Marion and Marion has only Arthur – but if the cancer is taking away. His love of life and especially singing with the choir of retirees infect the more introverted and prostrate Arthur: pushing two veterans as Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp to an admirable race drama
Monday, June 17 22:00
Before Midnight / Midnight Run, Richard Linklater, USA, 2013-85 ‘
19:08 years after Before Sunrise and Before Sunset back the trio Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Richard Linklater for the finale of the trilogy: the usual sweet and endless litany of dialogues, Jesse and Celine cross between routine, unfulfilled and romance all the adventures of a couple.
Tuesday, June 18 22:00
Cha cha cha, by Marco Risi, Italy, 2013 – 100 ‘
In Rome a dirty business, wiretapping and lavish parties, the investigator course, after the murder of a teenager, goes back up to colossal interests tied to a contract. From the director of Mery forever and Fortapash, a noir that outlines with light and dark energy and social news today.
Wednesday, June 19 22:00
Java Heat, Conor Allyn, USA / Indonesia, 2013 – 103 ‘
An undercover FBI agent in Indonesia to investigate a terrorist network, it ends up in the crosshairs of a killer who gives him no respite. A tropical storm hunting and ambush in which two schools of action films, American and Asian, combine to multiply the show.
Thursday, June 20 22:00
Trance / In Trance, Danny Boyle, UK, 2013 – 101 ‘
Simon, wounded in the head during the robbery of a Rubens, is suffering from amnesia. A psychoanalyst tries to recover her memory, and the picture, with hypnosis. The director of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire leads to a tablet and psychotic sensual thriller that plunges into a vortex of staged shots.
Friday, June 21 22:00
Parental Guidance, Andy Fickman, USA, 2012 – 105 ‘
A mother, struggling with the problems of today and the legacies of childhood, asks the parents for reasons of work, to take care of three children. Will the grandparents to get the better of the play station generation? Billy Crystal and Bette Midler use all his consummate skill to do it.
Saturday, June 22 22:00
The Lone Ranger Gore Verbinski, USA, 2013 – 100 ‘
The fate pushes the Native American Tonto and The Future masked hero, John Reid, to fight together against corruption and greed. From the same team of Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp, the great promise of the American summer movies. Highly anticipated.