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Minerva Pictures at the 40th Edition of the Torino Film Festival

14 November 2022

The Festival focuses on the return to and importance of film theaters. Minerva Pictures will participate widely in the 40th edition of the Torino Film Festival (25 November – 3 December) and will be present with a worldwide premiere of four 4K restorations. 


A film by Marco Bocci

La Caccia will be presented out of competition in the “Favolacce” section, a film that marks the return of Marco Bocci behind the camera, after his successful directorial debut with A Tor Bella Monaca non piove mai (2019). La Caccia is a family drama that follows the story of four siblings, three boys and one girl, who reunite, after several years of distance, after the sudden death of their father.

Playing the leads, Laura Chiatti, who shares for the first time a set with her husband, Filippo Nigro, Paolo Pierobon and Pietro Sermonti.

The film – produced by Santo Versace and Gianluca Curti for Minerva Pictures, with Rai Cinema – counts on Federico Annicchiarico as Director of Photography, and on the costumes by Sara Fanelli, set design by Paola Peraro and editing by Luigi Mearelli.

In absolute preview also four restorations in 4k.


By Lino Del Fra, Cecilia Mangini, Lino Miccichè (Italy, 1961, DCP, 106’)

A hundred years after the March on Rome, one of the most beautiful documentary films by Mangini – Del Fra, alongside the critic Lino Micciché and commentary by Franco Fortini.

Half a century of history, from the 50th anniversary to the Centenary of the Unification of Italy, reconstructed with exclusive repertory documents: from the war of Libya to the peace of Versailles, from the turmoil of the post-war period to terror and fascist corruption, by the Resistance to the events of July ’60. The film – made 16 years after the end of the Second World War – ends with a question still current: is fascism really over?

  • Sunday, November 27 at 16.30 – Cinema Massimo 3 (Official screening)
  • Tuesday 29 November at 21.00 – Cinema Massimo 3 (Replica)

2+5: Missione Hydra (Back to life)

By Pietro Francisci (Italy, 1966, DCP, 89’)

Disengaged science fiction film, where you will find extraordinary emotions and scenes entering the collective imagination of die-hard cinephiles. For some, one of the sources of inspiration for “Planet of the Apes” (1968).  A real cult movie of Italian popular cinema with the iconic interpretation of the beautiful Leonora Ruffo.

  • Sunday, November 27 at 22.45 – Cinema Massimo 3 (Official screening)
  • Friday, December 2 at 14.00 – Cinema Massimo 3 (replica)

MILANO CALIBRO 9 (Back to Life)

Restored in collaboration with the CSC – Cineteca Nazionale

By Ferdinando Di Leo (Italy, 1972), DCP, 102’)

In its 50th anniversary and re-proposed in the original version, one of the most appreciated Italian noirs in the world, source of inspiration of contemporary masters such as Quentin Tarantino. With performances by Barbara Bouchet, Gastone Moschin and Mario Adorf, Fernando Di Leo signed his most iconic work and one of the most famous crime film noir of modern cinema, part of the “Trilogy of the Milieu”, along with “La mala ordina” (1972) and “The Boss” (1973). Produced by Ermanno Curti and Armando Novelli.

  • Sunday, November 27 at 19.30 – Cinema Massimo 3 (Official screening)
  • Tuesday 29 November at 13.30 – Cinema Massimo 3 (replica)


(Tribute to Malcolm McDowell)

By Tinto Brass (Italy/USA, 1979, DCP, 155’)

Sex and violence for a scandalous film that made history. Massacred, destroyed, denied, seized, the object of the quarrel between Brass and Guccione, the film remains one of the most infamous cult films ever made. In the role of Caligula Malcolm McDowell, a veteran of the triumphal success of Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange.

  • Sunday, November 27 at 18.00 – Cinema Romano 2 (Official screening)
  • Monday, November 28 at 10.00 – Greenwich Cinema 3 (replica)

 The 40th edition of the Torino Film Festival will take place from 25 November to 3 December under the aegis of the National Cinema Museum – chaired by Enzo Ghigo and directed by Domenico De Gaetano – with the artistic direction of Steve Della Casa, that returns to direct the event after twenty years.