Gran Paradiso Film Festival

From July 23 to 28, 2018 in Cogne and August in the Grand-Paradis valleys

The Gran Paradiso Film Festival offers a tribute to cinema master Giuseppe Bertolucci


A promising start for the Gran Paradiso Film Festival, which registered more than 2.200 attendances on Monday, as well as over 200 members of the Jury of the audience: these figures proving the reverse trend of the season, characterised by unusually unwelcoming weather.

Today, Tuesday 26 August, the screenings venue were sold out, as well as the De Rerum Natura events, which preceded two initiatives running until Thursday: the reading of Aesop's Fables for the joy of children and Espace Vidéo for adults, the workshop dedicated to video and photography lovers, who will have the chance to become authors and protagonists of the Festival backstage filming.

The De Rerum Natura event in Cogne, during the afternoon, was the tribute to cinema master Giuseppe Bertolucci, with the screening of his film 'Amori in Corso' at the presence of Lucilla Albano, member of the Festival technical Jury and professor of Cinema studies at Rome's Università Roma Tre, who's an affectionate fun, as well as his husband, of Cogne and Gran Paradiso.

“For Giuseppe and me Cogne has always been a place of happyness, warmth, well-being, spectacular hikes to discover the National Park. This tribute to my husband, which the Festival kindly proposed, has given me the chance to travel back here, physically and with my memory, to the happy summers and Christmases spent in the villageexplained Lucilla Albano.

The screenings of The new wilderness by Mark Verkerk and Ruben Smit and The last reef by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas followed the tribute to Giuseppe Bertolucci; both documentaries are in the official selection for the International Competition.

For further details the screenings and the Festival program please consult the catalogue.