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Thursday, October 20, 2016

#RomaFF11 Damiano Damiani's "Il giorno della civetta" and the Photo Exhibit it Inspired


IL GIORNO DELLA CIVETTA 
IL SET, IL FUORI SET E I RITRATTI DI ENRICO APPETITO

There is a beautiful photo exhibit on display in the main hall of the Festa del Cinema di Roma. It is inspired by Il giorno della civetta (Mafia), a film directed in 1968 by Damiano Damiani, adapted from the novel by Leonardo Sciascia, starring Franco Nero, Claudia Cardinale and an international cast. The exhibition presents a journey into the film with 160 images never shown before, as seen through the eyes of the set photographer Enrico Appetito; but it is also a tribute to Leonardo Sciascia's far-sightedness and civil commitment against the Mafia. The exhibition includes the Ritratti section (Portraits) in the Foyer Sinopoli, and the Set and Behind the Scenes sections in the EXPO space of the Auditorium Parco della Musica. 


The images are accompanied by 50 years of news reports about the Mafia in Italy. As part of the exhibition, on Friday October 21st, at 7 p.m., in the AuditoriumExpo, there will be a presentation of the book titled L'incantesimo delle civette by Amedeo LaMattina, a coming-of-age novel set in a small town in Sicily, at the time when Damiani brought his set on location there. The event will feature the author and readings by Lara Crinò.


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