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bATiK [Film] Festival programme is finalised.

The 10th edition will be rich in events and well known people.

The main premises of the film festival is the Morlacchi Theatre of Perugia that will host the cultural event between the 6-10 December 2006.

The Grand opening will be held on the 3rd of December at the National Gallery and will include a visit of the museum presented by Enrico Ghezzi and Alexandr Sokurov, Director of Arca Russa, a movie realized using one level of sequence within the Hermitage of San Pietroburgo.

On the 6th of December the festival will open with a tribute to Sraub Huillet with the screening of the movie: “Quei loro incontri”, awarded at the last Venice film festival.

With the awarding of the Laurea Honoris Causa to Edgar Reitz, following will be a screening of the movie. Introduced by Amos Gitai, Director of Free Zone, awarded last festival of Cannes.

The 7th of December a session of Gay and Lesbian movies, in collaboration with Torino Gay and Lesbian film festival will be shown.

On the 8th of December the festival will host Philippe Garrel, with an introduction to the third part of the homage started in 2004. Enrico Ghezzi will introduce the last work of Angela Ricci Lucchi e Yervant Gianikian dedicated to …and the first meeting with Abbas Kiarostami called “Con il vento (del cinema)”.

On the 9th of December the movie “L’imbalsamatore”, for the Vigo prize, will be shown in the presence of Matteo Garrone; meetings between, Marco Bellocchio and Philippe Garrel (“Cinema in pegno”) and Amos Gitai, Elisabetta Sgarbi and Diego Marani (winner of Campiello prize and of Grinzane Cavour) titled “Il cinema delle parole”. In the evening, Andrea Farri, young musician and composer, will accompany short movies by Jean Vigo. Following the presenting of the Premier of the Vigo to Mario Monicelli. The Hollywood Party prize together with the performers of Radio Tre will award the best Italian movie of 2006. The evening will end with Ninetto Davoli with the introduction of “Il Minestrone”, film tv, of Sergio CItti with Roberto Benigni, Franco Citti and Davoli himself.

The last day of the festival, 10th of December, will open with the reunion “Fragile come un’immagine” with Abbas Kiarostami and Amos Gitai. During the afternoon Dario and Asia Argento will introduce “La sindrome di Stendhal”, a movie where they acted together.

TEN YEARS of (across) cinema, authors, different movies. Different movies of a different cinema.

A cultural event based on eccentricity, on cinema and author experimentation, on the internationalism of the programme and on the cultural exception.

During 10 years of bATIK Film Festival the following have been presented:

- Safi Faye, first African Woman Director

- Retrospective of Carmelo Bene

- Movies of Amos Gitai and Elia Suleiman

- The most censured movie in the history of Italian cinema: “Totò che visse due volte di Ciprì e Maresco”

- Rossellini and Blob TV

- Movies directed by Philippe Garrel (Best Director prize at Venice 2005)

- Movies from the Chinese Director, Jia Zhang ke ( Best movie prize at the Venice film festival 2006)

- On line cinema on 2000

- Dario Argento, Jean Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet movies.

- Homage to Jean Vigo and Abbas Kiarostami

- Carlo Rambaldi movies and monsters: Et, Alien e King Kong

- Tribute to Pinocchio, literature, cinema and comic

- …


The film festival is entrance free, one of the still few free cultural events in Perugia and Umbria

bATIK 2006

· 72 movies screened

· 47 guests and performers

· 20 countries represented

· Hollywood Party national prize in collaboration with Radio Rai 3

· “Jean Vigo”National prize

· Free entrance

bATIK Details

bATìk Film Festival from 1997 to 2005:

· 9th edition

· 930 shown movies

· 312 performers in 2005

· 70 countries represented (a United Nations of cinema), 15 European countries

· 170 authors and guests such as: Dario Argento, Abbas Kiarostami, Mario Martone, Amos Gitai, the creator of ET Carlo Rambaldi, Ermanno Olmi, Daniele Ciprì e Franco Maresco, Mario Monicelli, Elia Suleiman, …

· “Hollywood Party” national prize in collaboration with Radio RAI 3

· Jean Vigo national prize

· bATìk is the only cultural event in Perugia with free entrance

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