Fondazione Prada’s Cinema Godard kicks off a vibrant new film season, continuing its mission to celebrate the ever-evolving landscape of cinema. The lineup includes talks with internationally acclaimed directors Wes Anderson, Werner Herzog, and Rebecca Zlotowski, all curated by Paolo Moretti.
A Cinematic Tribute to Jean-Luc Godard
Fondazione Prada’s Cinema Godard honors the groundbreaking director Jean-Luc Godard, whose experimental and visionary work has inspired generations. This tribute extends beyond just cinema; Godard also created permanent installations, “Le Studio d’Orphée” and “Accent-sœur,” at Fondazione Prada. In 2023, the foundation pays homage to Godard with a retrospective, screening classics like “British Sounds” and “Lotte in Italia” on the big screen.
Conversations with Directors
Rebecca Zlotowski, a prominent French director, kicks off the series on September 16th, reflecting on her cinematic journey from “Belle épine” to “Les enfants des autres.” On September 17th, German director Werner Herzog engages the audience, presenting his latest films and unveiling a selection of his documentary works that have never been theatrically released in Italy. Finally, on September 22nd, Wes Anderson discusses his latest film, “Asteroid City,” following its Italian premiere.
Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City: Exhibition”
In collaboration with Universal Pictures International Italy, Fondazione Prada presents “Wes Anderson – Asteroid City: Exhibition” in Milan from September 23, 2023, to January 7, 2024. This immersive experience showcases original sets, props, miniatures, costumes, and artwork from Anderson’s film. It transports visitors into the whimsical world of “Asteroid City,” a film that melds science fiction, Broadway, and Anderson’s signature style, featuring a star-studded cast.
Cinema Godard’s September Program
Cinema Godard’s September program features a diverse array of screenings and talks. The Soggettiva screenings delve into the works of contemporary filmmakers Werner Herzog and Rebecca Zlotowski. Nocturna explores genre cinema, featuring the Italian premiere of the Australian indie horror film “Talk to Me.” Sonic explores the intersection of music and cinema with Kathryn Ferguson’s documentary “Nothing Compares” about Sinead O’Connor. Classici presents restored classics, including David Lynch’s “The Elephant Man” and Jean Vigo’s “L’Atalante.” Finally, Selezione offers international releases from Elie Grappe’s “Olga” to Nicolas Pariser’s “The Green Perfume.”
Fondazione Prada and Cinema
Over the past two decades, Fondazione Prada has been a champion of film-related activities, forging connections between visual arts, technology, and moving images. Their cinema program, curated by Paolo Moretti since February 2023, continues to bring diverse genres, productions, and periods into a dynamic dialogue with audiences. From engaging discussions with directors to collaborations with institutions and festivals, Fondazione Prada remains at the forefront of celebrating cinematic diversity.
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