06/09/2023 — 25/11/2023

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Ennio Morricone, Tornatore, and the New Italian Cinema in Los Angeles

06 September — 25 November 2023

06/09/2023 — 25/11/2023

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Cinecittà pays tribute with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

A rich schedule of Italian Cinema kicks off the autumn season at the prestigious Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, designed by Renzo Piano, thanks to the exclusive collaboration – renewed this year as well – between CINECITTÀ and the ACADEMY, the world’s most significant cinematic institution.

Nicola Maccanico, CEO of Cinecittà, states: “The homage that a global institution like the Academy Museum pays to our most recent cinema is not only an honor but also authoritatively attests to the vitality of our production. The films selected by the Academy in New Italian Cinema are works by established authors, awarded at major festivals. Cinecittà consistently supports these films abroad. The reception by the Academy Museum, and the tribute of the retrospective dedicated to Maestro Ennio Morricone, is an impetus for us to continue.”

Central to the program is the homage to Ennio Morricone, accompanied by Giuseppe Tornatore and the Morricone family. The highlights include the screening of “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” on October 1st in the Oscar® Sundays section, and “Ennio” on October 4th, concluding the “New Italian Cinema / Nuovo Cinema Italiano” section. Giuseppe Tornatore’s extraordinary documentary about the great musician, a two-time Oscar® winner (Career and “The Hateful Eight”), is connected to the retrospective “The Soundtracks of a Cinema Master,” dedicated to the composer genius.

Giuseppe Tornatore states: “I am very happy and honored to participate in this initiative by Cinecittà and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in the temple of cinema, to celebrate Ennio Morricone, a friend, accomplice, incomparable composer, author of the music for all my films starting from ‘Nuovo Cinema Paradiso,’ which will be screened on October 1st, opening the significant film festival featuring his music, complemented by my documentary ‘Ennio,’ a tribute to his professionalism and humanity, made possible by our long artistic collaboration, but above all, by the friendship that bound us.”

From October 6th to November 25th, this section provides an overview of many iconic scores from the Maestro’s multifaceted career. The first appointment is with Sergio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” followed by Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West.” This is followed by Gillo Pontecorvo’s “The Battle of Algiers,” Lina Wertmüller’s “The Basilisks,” Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Teorema,” Marco Bellocchio’s “Fists in the Pocket,” Mauro Bolognini’s “A Beautiful November,” Elio Petri’s “Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion” and “A Quiet Place in the Country,” Giuliano Montaldo’s “Sacco and Vanzetti,” Don Siegel’s “Two Mules For Sister Sara,” Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Novecento,” Valerio Zurlini’s “The Desert of the Tartars,” Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s “Allosanfan,” Dario Argento’s “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage,” concluding with Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America.”

The Oscar® Sundays section, which opens with “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso,” marking the beginning of the collaboration between Tornatore and Morricone, offers three more films: Terrence Malick’s “Days of Heaven,” Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables,” and Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” all featuring music by Ennio Morricone.

Italian Cinema, appreciated in the USA and awarded more Oscars® than any other foreign cinematography, is also at the center of the “New Italian Cinema / Nuovo Cinema Italiano” section, which precedes the homage to Morricone, starting from September 6th. It features acclaimed directors such as Gianfranco Rosi, Pietro Marcello, Luca Guadagnino, Alice Rohrwacher, Francesco Munzi, Emma Dante, Laura Bispuri, Adele Tulli, and Giuseppe Tornatore for “Ennio.”

There are nine titles from the last five years, starting with Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the classic horror “Suspiria.” Other films in the lineup include “Lazzaro Felice”, “Martin Eden”, “Figlia mia”, “Notturno”, “Le sorelle Macaluso”, “Normal”, “Futura” and “Ennio

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