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Screening at the Quirinale of the restoration of ‘Brother Sun, Sister Moon’ by Zeffirelli: President Mattarella in attendance

12 March 2024

Yesterday afternoon, President Sergio Mattarella attended the screening of the restoration of Fratello sole, sorella luna (1972) by Franco Zeffirelli at the Quirinale Palace.

The film, loosely inspired by the life and works of St. Francis, with a screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Lina Wertmüller, and Zeffirelli himself, received the David di Donatello for Best Director and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Direction.

The restoration was carried out by Paramount Pictures in collaboration with the L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in Bologna, with contributions from the Istituto Luce Cinecittà and the Ministry of Culture. Distribution is handled by Minerva Pictures.

Among those present were Nicola Maccanico, CEO of Cinecittà, Enrico Bufalini, Director of the Historical Archive of Istituto Luce – Cinecittà, Nicola Borrelli, DG of the Cinema Department of MiC, Caterina D’Amico, Director of the Zeffirelli Foundation museum, Pippo Zeffirelli, and the two musicians Donovan and Claudio Baglioni, performers of the songs in the American and Italian versions of the film.



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Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man: the cult poliziotteschi by Ruggero Deodato in a 4K restored version at the Torino Film Festival

15 November 2023

Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976), a true cult and the only poliziotteschi crime film directed by Ruggero Deodato, with a story and screenplay by Fernando Di Leo, is making a comeback this year at the Torino Film Festival in an exclusive 4K restored version by Minerva Pictures, competing in the Back To Life section.

Nearly 50 years later, the noir-tinted brutality and motorcycle chases through the streets of Rome, deemed ‘anthological’ by Paolo Mereghetti, still reveal an authentic and controversial cinema. It is considered one of the best Italian poliziotteschi films of all time. Marc Porel and Ray Lovelock take on the roles of the two protagonists, supported by a cast including Adolfo Celi and Franco Citti.

The 41st edition of the Torino Film Festival will take place from November 24 to December 2 under the auspices of the National Museum of Cinema – chaired by Enzo Ghigo and directed by Domenico De Gaetano – with artistic direction by Steve Della Casa.

Join us at Cinema Massimo in Turin on Tuesday, November 28, at 10:15 pm for the official screening and on Thursday, November 30, at 7:00 pm for the encore!

Alfredo (Ray Lovelock) and Antonio (Marc Porel) are two Roman policemen who, with the approval of their superiors, combat crime through violent and unorthodox methods. The showdown between law enforcement and the gambling boss Roberto Pasquini (Renato Salvatori) will unfold without pulling any punches.