After a February all devoted to the brilliant comedy with George Cuckor, the Coen brothers and Luca Lucini, the review of the association Cinit Frari in Venice continues with the month of March dedicated to intimate themes regarding human beings and the human condition. Themes with which the individual, particularly nowadays, needs to confront in order to deeply understand what he is living and in which direction he is going.
Starting from Monday 27 March until 6 April, there will be screenings of films on the following theme: Between Sacred and Profane. Reflections on living between drama and hope. The review will begin on Monday 27 March with Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and… Spring by the great Kim Ki-duk (2003) where we see, together with the beautiful colours of sky and nature, a child living in a hermitage on a secluded island in the Korean valleys, together with his teacher, and we follow the child becoming adult and learning to distinguish between the good and the evil that mark everybody’s lives. On Thursday 30 March it is the time of The virgin suicides, the first film by Sofia Coppola (1999), daughter of a director father, who measures herself with the difficult portrait of adolescence, in which obsession, catholic purity, pagan sensuality, desire, love and death interlace and are made less cruel just by using a dreamlike tone. On Monday 3 April is shown The Village by M. Night Shyamalan (2004), paradigm of all fears: the forest and its evocative power are the true protagonists in this film, by which an explanation is looked for human need to isolate in order to maintain his safety. The last film of this first series, on Thursday 6 April, is Sacred Heart by Ferzan Ozpetek (2005), where the director brings on the screen the story of a woman who, after years of mean actions and immoral choices in the name of money, is finally able to free her soul from heavy burdens, thus discovering her truthful nature together with the meaning of the words altruism and charity.
On Saturday 18 March, for the ones who are interested, there is a non-stop marathon: All in one night… By TAXI. Taxi as a metaphor of modern man’s condition in the metropolis: at 8 pm Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese (1976) and at 10 pm Taxi, un encuentro by Gabriela David (2001); from midnight on, films will be projected on the vault: a mat will be given, whilst if you want a blanket and cushion, you will have to bring it yourselves the program will end at 12 am with Collateral by Michel Mann (2004) and at 2 am with A night on earth by Jim Jarmusch (1991).