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The 4K restoration of “Slap the Monster on Page One” arrives at Cinema Troisi and the Giornate di Ciné!

1 July 2024

Tonight, don’t miss a crucial event at Cinema Troisi for the premiere of the 4K restoration of Slap the Monster on Page One (1972), a seminal work of Italian political cinema directed by Marco Bellocchio. After the screening, the audience will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with the director himself, moderated by film critic Enrico Magrelli.

The restoration of the film, accomplished by the Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Surf Film, Kavac Film, and Minerva Pictures, has already been enthusiastically received in the Cannes Classics section of the 2024 Cannes Film Festival and at the Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna, reaffirming its status as a timeless classic and its relevance in the contemporary context.

The journey of the restoration continues tomorrow in Riccione during the Giornate di Ciné at the Hot Corn Awards, where Bellocchio and director Andrea Morandi will take the stage to celebrate this significant cinematic conservation project. The event offers a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the importance of film preservation and the transmission of cinematic cultural heritage to new generations.

And there’s more good news! From July 4th, Slap the Monster on Page One will return to cinemas across Italy, distributed by 01 Distribution and Minerva Pictures. Don’t just hear about it!