Review

“WAITING FOR THE FESTIVAL” FILM EXHIBITION
X EDITION | 6-28 JULY 2018

The International Film Festival ITALIAN MOVIE AWARD in its tenth edition invites you to the “Waiting for the festival” film exhibition held in the natural park of La Cartiera in Pompei in via Macello 22, rebaptized “Italian Movie Arena” for the occasion. Up to 14 films included in the “Kids&Family Section” dedicated to families, the unmissable “Denzel Washington retrospective”, the “Italians Section” and the projections dedicated to the theme “Future” in the end. The great cinema in 4K awaits you, with the enchanting experience of the Dolby Digital. From 6 to 28 July, every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, always at 9 p.m., free entry.

“DENZEL WASHINGTON RETROSPECTIVE”

Retrospective dedicated to the famous Oscar awarded actor Denzel Washington with the projections of “The Equalizer” and “I Magnifici 7”, both directed by Antoine Fuqua.

SATURDAY, JULY 7

9 PM | FILM THE EQUALIZER by Antoine Fuqua

A film with Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman. Genre: action – USA, 2014, duration: 131 minutes

McCall is a man who believes to have put his shady past behind him to begin a quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a girl threatened by ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he will not stand aside and do nothing: he must help her. With his set of formidable skills that he has always put at the service of people looking for revenge and that he used against anyone who brutalizes the helpless, he comes out of self-imposed retirement and reawakens his desire of justice. If anyone has a problem and circumstances are hostile and nobody can help them, McCall is ready to do it. He is the equalizer.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

9 PM | FILM I MAGNIFICI 7 by Antoine Fuqua

A film with Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-Hun. Genre: action – USA 2016, duration 132 minutes

When the town of Rose Creek is under the tycoon Bartholomew Bogue’s control, the desperate citiziens recruit seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and professional killers to find protection: Sam Chisolm, Josh Farraday, Goodnight Robicheaux, Jack Horne, Billy Rocks, Vasquez e Red Harvest. While they prepare the town to the forthcoming violent showdown, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for something that goes beyond money.

KIDS&FAMILY SECTION:

Kids&Family section is dedicated to the family films. “Tomb Rider” and “Baby Driver – Il genio della fuga” will be the opening projections. “Wonder Woman”, the most loved comic book hero, is not to be missed. Finally the hilarious American comedy “Insospettabili sospetti” will be played.

TUESDAY, JULY 10

9 PM | FILM TOMB RAIDER by Roar Uthaug

A film with Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas. Genre: action – USA, 2018, duration 118 minutes.

Reboot of the “Tomb Raider” origin story, this film takes back on the screen the most loved arcade world hero in an original and soften guise. Lara Croft is an indipendent self-confident young girl, paternal orphan whose father disappeared years before. Lara is destined to inherit a multinational holding company but she refuses to take possession of it because she believes that his dad is still alive. Her guardian Ana and the notary give her a brain-teaser which contains a key…

FRIDAY, JULY 13

9 PM | FILM BABY DRIVER – IL GENIO DELLA FUGA by Edgar Wright

A film with Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx. Genre: action – Great Britain, USA, 2017, duration 114 minutes.

Drum roll and car rumbles for the action comedy at full speed signed Edgar Wright, “Baby Driver – Il genio della fuga”. The very young pilot Baby puts his headphones on to oppose the tinnitus he suffers from since childhood and he pushes the gas pedal of the car. Despite having taken the criminal path, Baby has an honest and compassionate temperament and he will do anything to protect the sweet Debora, the waitress he is in love with, from the dangers of his job. Even trying a challenge never faced before: slowing down and trying to free himself from that last risky robbery destined to fail.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

9 PM | FILM WONDER WOMAN by Patty Jenkins

A movie with Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis. Genre: Action – USA, 2017, duration: 141 minutes.

Power, grace, wisdom and astonishment: inspiring qualities of one of the biggest superhero of all times, famous all over the world as Wonder Woman. Renowned long-lasting DC archetype and global symbol of strength and equality for more than 75 years – how and when has she become so and why the well-being of human race has become so important to her?

SUNDAY, JULY 15

9 PM | FILM INSOSPETTABILI SOSPETTI by Zach Braff

A film with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann Margret, Joey King, Matt Dillon. Genre : comedy – USA, 2017, duration: 126 minutes.

Sick and tired of sitting all day on a bench in the park observing pigeons pecking the crumbs, three retired people look for a way to change their life. As if the monotony of life was not enough, suddenly they see their fund retirement going up on smoke due to the fact that their bank used it to cover a business insurance. Pressed by the need of paying the bills and keep the wolf from the door, for the first time in their entire life they are forced to deviate from the law so they risk everything to take revenge, they decide to robb the bank which took away their money.

ITALIANS SECTION:

Italians section is dedicated to several successful films of the Italian cinematographic season. From “Amori che non sanno stare al mondo” by Francesca Comencini to “Napoli Velata” by Ferzan Ozpetek. Special projection with the cast of “Terra bruciata” by Luca Gianfrancesco. The Oscar winning film by Luca Guadagnino “Chiamami col tuo nome” will be the closing projection of the Italians Circuit.

TUESDAY, JULY 17

9 PM | FILM AMORI CHE NON SANNO STARE AL MONDO by F. Comencini

A film with Lucia Mascino, Thomas Trabacchi, Carlotta Natoli, Valentina Bellè, Camilla Semino Favro. Genre: Drama – Italia, 2017, duration: 92 minutes.

“Amore che non stanno stare al mondo” is about Claudia and Flavio’s story, not a love story. Not anymore. The end of their relationship is traumatic for the romantic Claudia who even after the break-up still can’t get over it. Flavio instead feels the need to move on, an instinct feed by the encounter with the young Giorgia. Aided by the summer rain, the man and the energetic thirty-year-old woman fall in love instantly…

FRIDAY, JULY 20

9 PM | FILM TERRA BRUCIATA by Luca Gianfrancesco

A film with Antonio Pennarella, Paola Lavini, Mino Sferra, Arturo Sepe, Antonello Cossia, Lucianna De Falco. Genre: Documentary – Italia, 2018, duration: 90 minutes

On the morning of November 1st, 1943, in Conca della Campania, a tiny village in the province of Caserta, 19 civilians are slaughtered by a German military patrol. Graziella Di Gasparro, daughter of one of the fallen, fights to keep alive the memory of that forgotten massacre. With the help of several local institutions and thanks to Cinecittà Luce distribution, Luca Gianfrancesco takes on the big screen a documentary that should be shown in every Italian high school. Why? Because it offers a new perspective of what happened after September 8, 1943, doing justice to whom fought against the nazi-fascism and to all the innocent people who lost their life.

SATURDAY, JULY 21

9 PM | FILM NAPOLI VELATA by Ferzan Ozpetek

A film with Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alessandro Borghi, Anna Bonaiuto, Peppe Barra, Biagio Forestieri. Genre: Drama – Italia, 2017, duration: 113 minutes.

Adriana, coroner uncomfortable with the living human beings, meets Andrea, a young man who seduces her and loves her passionately for a whole night. Adriana is overwhelmed, finally alive. When she wakes up, she smiles at him and agrees to the first date. But Andrea doesn’t show up to that romantic rendez-vous. It is the beginning of an existential police investigation which will take Adriana to the heart of Naples and to a past where harbours a mournful regret…

SUNDAY, JULY 22

9 PM | FILM CHIAMAMI COL TUO NOME by Luca Guadagnino

A film with Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel. Genre :D rama – Italia, Francia, USA, Brasile, 2017, duration: 132 minutes.

“Chiamami col tuo nome”, the new film by Luca Guadagnino based on the famous novel by André Aciman, is a heart wrenching story of love and friendship, set in the southern Po valley during the hot summer of 1983. Despite his young age, the American seventeen-year-old Elio Perlman, is an educated sensitive musician, more mature and prepared than his peers. In fact, spending his time to copy and play classical music, read and flirt with his friend Marzia…

THEME “FUTURE”:
Projections of international films dedicated to the theme of the festival 2018, the Future. A look at the generations, at the people who believe in the beauty of their own dreams, because today’s teachings represent tomorrow’s choices and actions. We start from “Geostorm”, then move to “Ready Play One” by Steven Spielberg and “Blade Runner” by Denis Villeneuve.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

9 PM | FILM GEOSTORM di Dean Devlin

A film with Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris. Genre: action – USA 2017, duration: 109 minutes.

After a terrible series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders come together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But something goes wrong: due to a technical malfunction, the system built to protect Earth becomes the main reason of its devastation…

9 PM | FILM READY PLAYER ONE by Steven Spielberg

A film with Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance. Genre :Action – USA, 2018, duration: 140 minutes.

Based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline. It is a dystopian representation of the reality immersed into a virtual environment, but its peculiarity is to bring the 80s collective image of gaming back, from the Zork style text adventures by Infocom to Pac-Man and other less-known titles (for true experts only). On the other hand Cline, besides being a 360-degree militant nerd (owner of a DeLoran), has always been a fan of videogames, able to combine his mania with his creative writing skills, in performance poetry also.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

9 PM | FILM BLADE RUNNER 2049 by Denis Villeneuve.

A film with Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista. Genre: Science fiction  – USA 2017, duration: 152 minutes.

In 2049, Agent K is a blade runner who works for the Los Angeles police department. Thirty years have passed since Deckart did his job. The replicants of the Tyrell had been declared outlaws, but then Niander Wallace has arrived and he convinced the world with new “skin jobs”: perfect, with limitless longevity and especially obedient. K is looking for an old Nexus when finds out something that could change all the knowledge collected until now about the replicants and so changing the world. To be sure about that, he will go all the way. As in every respectful noir, at a certain point he must turn his badge and gun and face his own past alone.