Italy’s Na­tional Mu­seum of Cin­ema CEO vis­its Film Mu­seum of Iran

Tehran Times - - ART & CULTURE -

TEHRAN – Ser­gio Tof­fetti, pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Mu­seum of Cin­ema in Turin, vis­ited the Film Mu­seum of Iran (FMI) in Tehran on Satur­day, the FMI has an­nounced.

Tof­fetti also held a meet­ing with FMI di­rec­tor Alireza Qasemkhan af­ter his visit to the dif­fer­ent sec­tions of the mu­seum.

He said that the Na­tional Mu­seum of Cin­ema in Turin pre­serves a col­lec­tion of 200 Ira­nian fea­ture, doc­u­men­tary and an­i­mated films from film­mak­ers such as Bahram Beizai, Amir Naderi, Manuchehr Tayyab, Nasser Taq­vai and Shahrokh Golestan.

The two di­rec­tors also dis­cussed en­hanc­ing bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween the cin­e­mas of Iran and Italy.

Tof­fetti is in Iran to at­tend a five-day ses­sion on the Ital­ian ne­o­re­al­ist cin­ema that opened at the Film Mu­seum of Iran on Thurs­day.

Ital­ian ne­o­re­al­ism is a na­tional film move­ment that is char­ac­ter­ized by sto­ries set among the poor and the work­ing class.

The pro­gram re­views Roberto Ros­sellini’s 1945 war thriller “Rome, Open City” and Vit­to­rio De Sica’s movies “Shoeshine” (1946), “Bi­cy­cle Thieves” (1948), “Mir­a­cle in Mi­lan” (1951) and “Um­berto D.” (1952).

An ex­hi­bi­tion of posters and stills from the Ital­ian ne­o­re­al­ist films has also been or­ga­nized on the side­lines of the event.

Ser­gio Tof­fetti, the di­rec­tor of Italy’s Na­tional Mu­seum of Cin­ema, poses at the Film Mu­seum of Iran in Tehran on Novem­ber 3, 2018. (FMI)

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