34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

1984

(1984) - (1984)

by Michael Radford
1984
113'
UK

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • THINGS TO COME

A gloomy and disturbing transposition of the novel by George Orwell, who had already predicted it all back in 1949, from the invasion of privacy by a dominating Big Brother to the censoring of feelings. John Hurt is fantastic, but Richard Burton is unforgettable in his final performance. A great package, with music by the Eurythmics and the desaturated colors of the photography by Roger Deakins. Beautiful and, still today, underestimated. 

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 3

23 November 2016
17:15
26 November 2016
19:30

Cinema Reposi - Sala 4

25 November 2016
11:45
Video projection

A BOY AND HIS DOG

(A BOY AND HIS DOG) - (APOCALYPSE 2024 - UN RAGAZZO, UN CANE, DUE INSEPARABILI AMICI)

by L.Q. Jones
1975
91'
USA

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • THINGS TO COME

Based on the short novel by Harlan Ellison, A Boy and His Dog (1969), the story of an adolescent and his telepathic dog, set on post-apocalyptic moors where survival is dangerous. Directed by a famous character actor from American films and television (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Casinò) and starring twenty-six-year-old Don Johnson, a bizarre and little-known cult movie, venerated by Quentin Tarantino. 

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 5

20 November 2016
14:45
Video projection

Cinema Reposi - Sala 4

21 November 2016
19:15
Video projection
25 November 2016
14:45
Video projection
26 November 2016
19:45
Video projection

ACCION MUTANTE

(ACCION MUTANTE) - (AZIONE MUTANTE)

by Álex de la Iglesia
1993
90'
Spain

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • THINGS TO COME

In the future (2012), Spain is dominated by physical beauty and a gang of disabled people carries out incursions against gyms, plastic surgery clinics and wellness centers. Their new raid is the kidnapping of a young heiress, who is transported to the mining planet Axturiax, where her ransom is to be paid. Baroque, grotesque, imaginative, the feature-length debut of de la Iglesia, produced by the Almodóvar brothers.

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 3

22 November 2016
20:15
25 November 2016
19:30
26 November 2016
17:30

ANTICIPATION, OU L'AMOUR EN L'AN 2000

( ANTICIPATION, OU L'AMOUR EN L'AN 2000) - (L'AMORE ATTRAVERSO I SECOLI)

by Jean-Luc Godard
1967
20'
France

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • THINGS TO COME

In the year 2000, feelings no longer exist and total specialization has become a reality. Passenger 14 arrives at an orbital station with a deficit of sex and has to choose between physical acts of love (but the girl can’t speak to him) or sentimental love (in which case she can only speak). A short, bitter and romantic movie, starring Anna Karina, Jacques Charrier and Marilù Tolo, which turns red, blue, green and yellow, until it regains its colors with Karina’s smile.

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 3

18 November 2016
17:30
19 November 2016
11:15
21 November 2016
14:15

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AI

(ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AI ) - (A.I. - INTELLIGENZA ARTIFICIALE)

by Steven Spielberg
2001
146'
USA

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • THINGS TO COME

In a world devastated by environmental disasters, scientists construct robot-children able to feel emotions, while humans seem increasingly incapable of feelings. From a short story by Brian Aldiss (Supertoys Last All Summer Long) and based on an unfinished screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, a futuristic variation of Pinocchio, one of Spielberg’s gloomiest and most personal movies, a textbook digression on the fragile boundary between human and synthetic.

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 3

19 November 2016
10:30

Cinema Reposi - Sala 4

20 November 2016
17:15
26 November 2016
09:00

BATORU ROWAIARU

(BATTLE ROYALE) - (BATTLE ROYALE)

by Kinji Fukasaku
2000
114'
Japan

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • THINGS TO COME

In a society in a deep economic crisis, some high school students are chosen at random by the government and sent to an island to massacre each other. A famous adolescent sci-fi-adventure movie which sparked endless polemics when it was released because of its violence and hopeless gloom. But it was also one of Japan’s highest-grossing films ever. 

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 3

24 November 2016
19:45
25 November 2016
22:00

Cinema Reposi - Sala 4

26 November 2016
14:45
Video projection

DEMON SEED

(DEMON SEED) - (GENERAZIONE PROTEUS)

by Donald Cammell
1977
94'
USA

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • THINGS TO COME

Alex is a scientist who has designed the supercomputer Proteus and computerized his own home. When Alex refuses to give Proteus a free terminal for its research, Proteus takes over the domestic one and begins to spy on Susan, the scientist’s wife. A distressing near future, locked inside an obliging and independent house which becomes a prison, a dystopia by the co-director (with Roeg) of Performance. It’s no surprise that Proteus is attracted to Susan: she’s the splendid Julie Christie.

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 3

19 November 2016
09:15
23 November 2016
19:45
25 November 2016
12:00

GLEN AND RANDA

(GLEN AND RANDA)

by Jim McBride
1971
93'
USA

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • THINGS TO COME

A few decades after a nuclear catastrophe, humans have returned to a primitive state; they live in rural communities and fight for their survival. Two teenagers, Glen and Randa, decide to go in search of the city he had seen depicted in a Wonder Woman comic book. Directed by Jim McBride before his Hollywood period (Great Balls of Fire, The Big Easy), an unusual moral fable with hippie overtones.

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Cinema Reposi - Sala 4

19 November 2016
17:30
20 November 2016
09:15
24 November 2016
22:15

IKARIE XB 1

(IKARIE XB 1) - (IKARIE XB 1)

by Jindřich Polák
1963
81'
Czechoslovakia

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • THINGS TO COME

Based on The Magellanic Cloud by Stanislaw Lem and set in the year 2163, this film from 1955 inspired Kubrick, Lucas and Star Trek, among others. A space mission is searching for alien life and, besides the many dangers it must face during its voyage, the crew must also deal with the inclinations and self-destructive instincts of 20th-century humanity. Futuristic art direction, intelligence and irony for a film that was ahead of its time, in an uncut and restored version.

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 2

18 November 2016
22:15

Cinema Reposi - Sala 4

20 November 2016
11:15
21 November 2016
14:45

IL NUOVO MONDO

(NEW WORLD) - (IL NUOVO MONDO)

by Jean-Luc Godard
1962
30'
Italy

Section:

  • 34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
  • THINGS TO COME

Godard’s episode of Ro.Go.Pa.G. (the collective film by Rossellini, Godard, Pasolini and Gregoretti) describes an unnamed city-symbol (Paris, actually); after an atomic bomb explodes, the inhabitants find themselves the same as before but without any feelings: a narrator’s voice and live shooting in pure nouvelle vague style for this parable of quiet desperation, starring Jean-Marc Bory and Alexandra Stewart.

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Cinema Massimo - Sala 3

18 November 2016
17:30
19 November 2016
11:15
21 November 2016
14:15