33rd Torino Film Festival
Italy, November 20 - November 28 2015
Torino Film Festival is a permanent festival to watch films. More than 100 films, young audiences, arthouse cinemas, historical streets, live museums and so on. Even the midnight triple-bills were full. With Massimo, Reposi and Lux, it’s giving the joy to experience cinema in an old school and friendly atmosphere. The program’s focus on classical films has been very influential and important.
Beside ‘Things to Come’ a section dedicated to sci-fi films (Things To Come, A Clockwork Orange, Privilege, Stalker, The 10th Victim, Blade Runner etc.), you can find Augusto Tretti, Bruno Bozzetto, Orson Welles, Terence Davies, Mario Bava movies in different sections. Most of these were restored. Terence Davies and Julien Temple were the honorary guests. Nicolas Winding Refn presented Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires with enthusiasm.
Other than that the new films are mostly about women. Women’s struggles and gender equality were the main themes. Contemporary horror, sci-fi and experimental films were very familiar. The idea to bring together fiction and documentary was very clear. The ‘After Hours’ selection was interesting and dynamic. Competitions for international and national films were included. Torino Film Lab and National Cinema Museum also added other dimensions to the event.
In the international competition, dedicated to first, second and third features, our jury and the main jury evaluated 15 films, of which four were Italian. The main jury, composed of five members, gave their Best Film Award to Keeper, and a Special Jury Award to Paulina. Our choice was Les Loups, otherwise known as The Wolves, by Sophie Deraspe which is her third feature film. The international documentary competition award was presented to Fi Rassi Rond-Point, and the Italian documentary award went to Il Solengo. The Italian short film award went to Le Dossier de Marie S. (Kerem Akca, edited by Michael Pattison)
Torino Film Festival: www.torinofilmfest.org