37th Torino Film Festival

37th Torino Film Festival

Torino Film Festival is back from 22 November to 30 November directed by  Emanuela Martini.

The 37th edition of  the Torino Film Festival inaugurates on 22 November directed by Emanuela Martini and as always supported by Compagnia di San Paolo.

149 feature films, 11 medium-length and 31 shorts are on until 30 November at the Classico, Reposi, and Massimo cinemas. As is the festival tradition 44 feature films will be first or second works.

Torino 37, the most important competitive section of the festival is showing 15 films unseen in Italy. The countries being represented are: Argentina, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Italy, Qatar, Czech Republic, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United States, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunisia.  Il grande passo by Antonio Padovan and Now is everything by Riccardo Spinotti and Valentina De Amicis are competing for Italy.

Centred on cinema “for young people”, the selection of films competing is aimed at seeking and discovering groundbreaking talents which express the best trends of independent cinema.

Opening TFF37 is Jojo Rabbit by Taika Waititi, an unsettling satire on Nazism and its legends, and closing it is the thriller Knives Out by Rian Johnson featuring Daniel Craig as an investigator trying to solve the murder of a rich and famous writer of mystery stories.  

The Gran Premio Torino will go to Barbara Steele, horror queen thanks to La maschera del demonio directed by  Mario Bava (Italia, 1960). Indeed, the whole Si può fare! section of the festival  is dedicated to horror, with films from 1919 to 1969.