Venice Film Festival 2023: The Venice Film Festival begins tomorrow and will showcase Bologna and surrounding talent. Michael Mann’s “Ferrari,” starring Adam Driver and premiering August 31, was filmed in Modena, Reggio Emilia, and Campo Imperatore. The festival’s Classics section will screen “Dario Argento Panic,” a biography of Italian thrill maestro Dario Argento, on September 2. Bologna-based films “Ljubo” and “Nina dei Lupi” and the highly anticipated “The Beast” with Léa Seydoux and George Mackay are also slated.
Michael Mann’s 1957 film “Ferrari,” starring Adam Driver, covers the last 1000 Miglia and a Ferrari vehicle disaster. It opens on August 31. Filming in Modena was financed by the Regional Film Commission. The Classics segment will feature “Dario Argento Panic,” Meclimone’s first biopic of Italian thrill maestro Dario Argento, filmed in Parma.
Two Bolognese films, “Ljubo” and “Nina dei Lupi,” will also make an appearance at the festival. The former, scheduled for September 7, features a nomadic street artist drafted into the Swiss army in 1939. The latter, a dystopian fantasy thriller, opens at the Giornate degli Autori and hits cinemas on August 3.
To supplement the screenings, the Film Commission is organizing a meeting with President Stefano Bonacchini at the Excelsior Hotel on the future Lido on August 31 at 16:15. The agenda is likely to cover the growth of cinema in Emilia-Romagna. Ile Yara Vianello, a rising star of Italian cinema, will also make an appearance at the festival. A Brazilian native, Vianello’s sentimental education took place in the Apennines.
The Bologna-based distribution business I Wonder has ten films on the Lido, including three in competition: “The Beast,” “Woman from (Kobiet Z…)” by Malgorzata Szumowska, and “Zar-Saezon” by Stefan Brize. Italian productions “El Paraiso” by Enrico Maria Artale and “Invelle” by Simone Massi are in the Orizzonti competition.
The Venice Film Festival is renowned worldwide. The relevance of regional films on this worldwide platform exposes local talent and boosts the film industry in Bologna and the surrounding regions.
This year, Bologna and its environs are well-represented at the Venice Film Festival, demonstrating the region’s cinema culture and talent. Regional films compete with international entrants, demonstrating the event’s global appeal. When the festival opens tomorrow, all eyes will be on how these films are accepted and what it means for the film business in Bologna and its neighbors.