Meeting with the cinema of Powell and Pressburger: interview with Ian Christie

27 November 2018
On Friday November 30th, the Cinema Massimo hosted a meeting about the cinema of Powell & Pressburger with: Ian Christie, cinema historian; Giaime Alonge and Maria Paola Pierini, professors of the Dams of Turin; Emiliano Morreale, Giulio Sangiorgio, Barbara Grespi, Federico Gironi and Federico Pedroni, film critics.

Interview with Ian Christie

For the occasion we interviewed film historian Ian Christie, who said that the "restoration allows to review the film much more clearly, both literally and eliminating the nostalgia with which we look at certain films of the past. It also represents an opportunity to make known the great masters of the past to the young."

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger: a visionary director and a writer able to keep, in script, his fantastic evolutions. An Englishman from Canterbury who had started working in the cinema in the 1930s, in the Victorine studios in Nice, employed by a crazy and imaginative Hollywood author, Rex Ingram, and a Hungarian Jew who worked in Berlin for Ufa, where he had written screenplays for Siodmak and Ophüls and who, in 1935, was sheltered in London, where he was hired by the Hungarian who was dominating British production, Alexander Korda.

Check out all the Powell and Pressburger films scheduled at the 36th Torino Film Festival