#RomaFF15 | The Rebibbia Festival returns to the Film Fest
As it does every year, this year the Film Fest hosts the Rebibbia Festival, which features screenings for the inmates of the Roman prison, at two venues: the prison’s auditorium and the recently inaugurated Sala Cinema “Enrico Maria Salerno”.
Three screenings of films on the 15th annual Film Fest’s lineup are on the Rebibbia Festival programme, which gets underway on Monday, October 19th, with L’Amore non si sa by Marcello Di Noto. It’s the story of Denis, a musician and don giovanni who does just fine on gigs playing Neapolitan songs handled by the local mob. When he winds up in the crosshairs of a reckoning between mobsters, though, he realizes that shutting up about it is not the way to go. Thanks to the love of a woman, Marian, he finds the strength to rebel. The director, Marcello Di Noto, will be on hand for the screening.
The screening on Tuesday, October 20th, is Il cielo stellato sopra il ghetto di Roma by Giulio Base. In this film the past interlaces with the present: the discovery of a mysterious yellowed photograph depicting a little girl will lead Christian and Jewish students to search for the truth. They undertake a journey through the memory of a painful past that is hard to forget, such as the memory of the 1943 raid on the Jewish ghetto of Rome.
Last up, on Thursday, October 22nd, the Rebibbia Auditorium hosts a screening of My Name is Francesco Totti by Alex Infascelli, from the Special Events section of this year’s Fest. This tribute to the great footballer (based on the book Un capitano by Francesco Totti with Paolo Condò, published by Rizzoli) focuses on the night before he bids farewell to football, when Francesco Totti retraces his life story as if he were watching the movie of his life, along with audiences. Scenes capturing the highlights of his career and his personal life, first-time reminiscences–all start to flow, along with the emotions. An intimate first-hand look at the athlete and the man. The director, Alex Infascelli, will be on hand for the screening.
The Rebibbia Festival is promoted by La Ribalta – Centro Studi Enrico Maria Salerno, the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, and the Superintendency of the Regional Penitentiaries of Lazio, Abruzzo and Molise. With the support of MIBACT.