Cinema Programme

LONG FEATURE FILMS SCREENINGS

CINEMA AMBROSIO

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Wednesday April 11

 

SALA GRANDE

 

OPENING EVENT

6:30 pm

PREVIEW

RAMPAGE

(USA, 2018, 107′)

Directed by: Brad Peyton

With: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris

Distribution: Warner Bros. Italia

A gorilla is transformed in gigantic berserk creature because of an experiment. Scientist Davis has to find a cure to save its life. Based upon a videogame classic.

Audience: +14

Language: Italian

 

Thursday April 12

 

SALA GRANDE

 

6:30 pm

PREVIEW

BIG FISH AND BEGONIA

(CHINA, 2016, 90′)

Directed by: Xuan Ling, Chun Zang

Distribution: Twelve Entertainment, Draka Distribution

When young goddess Chan turns 16 she’s transformed in a dolphin to discover the human’s world. She got trapped in vortex and saved by a young boy that sacrifice his life for her, Chun restores his life, but she will also have to watch over his soul.

Audience: +12

Language: Italian

 

8:30 pm

PREVIEW

AKIRA

(JAPAN, 1988, 124′)

Directed by: Katsuhiro Otomo

Distribution: Nexo Digital, Dynit

One of the most iconic comics and animation works of the 20th century, also celebrated by Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Otomo’s masterpiece hits the theatres again to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Audience: +14

Language: Italian

 

SCREEN 2

4 pm

RETROSPECTIVE

OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL

 

5:30 pm

MASTERCLASS

MARC-ANDRÈ BOUVIER – PRODUCT MANAGER TOON BOOM ANIMATION

Moderator: Federico Vallarino

Language: English

 

6.30 pm

MASTERCLASS

LÀSTREGO & TESTA

Moderator: Chiara Magri (C.S.C.)

Language: Italian

 

7.30 pm

RETROSPECTIVE

LÀSTREGO & TESTA

Language: Italian

 

SCREEN 3

 

4 pm

HOMAGE TO BRUNO BOZZETTO

WEST AND SODA

(Italy, 1965, 86′)

Directed by: Bruno Bozzetto

The third long length feature of Italian cinema is a western movie with villains, the beauty and the lone rider. Among the animators, there are Guido Manuli and late Giuseppe Laganà.

Audience: +8

Language: Italian

 

6 pm

HOMAGE TO BRUNO BOZZETTO

VIP – MIO FRATELLO SUPERUOMO

(Italy, 1968, 80′)

Directed by: Bruno Bozzetto

Before Marvel Cinematic Universe, there were Vip Bros, a super and a complexed mini. Between social satire and critic to capitalism, this little big Italian movie preceded Woody Allen’s idiosyncrasies and Pixar’s Incredibles adventures.

Audience: +8

Language: Italian

 

8 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

HELLO NAPOLEON

(Italy, 2017, 80′)

Directed by: Fabio Di Ranno

In May 1814 Napoleon left Paris, and chose the Elba’s island as a new residence. Destiny has given him an unexpected meeting, the friendship with three kids – Giuseppe, Francesco e Nora – that will help him to find courage and determination to return to european scene.

Audience: +12

Language: Italian – Subtitles: English

 

Friday April 13

 

SALA GRANDE

 

4 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

LITTLE HERO

(USA-INDONESIA, 2018, 106′)

Directed by: Jason J. Lewis

Inside the ancient temple, Bayu found a Kris that stuck strong. Out of curiosity, he immediately pulled it out. Miracles happen! Bayu gained the power of being a super hero. Unfortunately, the kris is a seal for a cruel giant named Asura!

Audience: +8

Language: English

 

6.15 pm

PREVIEW

DRAGON NEST – WARRIOR’S DAWN

(CHINA, 2014, 88′)

Directed by: Yuefeng Song

Distribution: Twelve Entertainment, Maf Media

Based upon a successful videogame, here is the adventures of elf Liya, young human Lambert and their friends Vernak the Giant, Terran the Wizard, elves Kasarana and Nerwin and the mysterious Gerrant and Argenta.

Audience: +12

Language: Italian

 

8.30 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

CINDERELLA THE CAT

(Italy, 2017, 86′)

Directed by: Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone

Cenerentola struggles to escape the shadow and evil schemes of her stepmother and six stepsisters who all live aboard the Megaride, a ship stuck in the port of a decaying future Naples.

Audience: +16

Language: Italian

 

SCREEN 2

 

4 pm

MASTER CLASS – UBISOFT MONTREAL STUDIO OF THE YEAR

With: Cedric Orvoine (Vice President HR & Communication Ubisoft Studios Montreal),               Hugues Richer (Animation Director, Ubisoft Montreal Studio)

Moderator: Marco Accordi Rickards (Editorial Committee, Cartoons on the Bay)

Language: English

 

5 pm

MASTER CLASS – PULCINELLA SPECIAL CrossMedia AWARD – JORDAN WEISMAN

Experiments in interactive storytelling

Moderator: Max Giovagnoli (Editorial Committee, Cartoons on the Bay)

Language: English

 

6 pm

MASTER CLASS – GARY GOLDMAN

PULCINELLA CAREER AWARD

Moderator: Roberto Genovesi (Artistic Director, Cartoons on the Bay)

Language: English

 

7 pm

RETROSPECTIVE

GARY GOLDMAN

 

SCREEN 3

 

4.30 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

MAYA THE BEE – THE HONEY GAMES

(GERMANY/AUSTRALIA, 2018, 83′)

Directed by: Noel Cleary, Alexs Stadermann, Sergio Delfino

Distribution: Koch Media

When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.

Audience: +6

Language: English

 

6.30 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

NUT JOB 2 – NUTTY BY NATURE

(CANADA/SOUTH COREA, 2017, 95′)

Directed by: Cal Brunker

Surly and Buddy’s park is in jeopardy because of amusement park projected by the mayor. But the two friends will solve the problem and Surly will also find love.

Audience: +6

Language: Italian

 

Saturday April 14

 

SALA GRANDE

 

5 pm

PREVIEW

DRAGON NEST – THRONE OF ELVES

(CHINA, 2014, 104′)

Directed by: Yi Ge, Yuefeng Song

Distribution: Twelve Entertainment, Maf Media

Altera is in jeopardy again because Dark Elf Elena, sister of the future Queen Nerwin, owns a powerful artefact that can give her an immense power.

Audience: +12

Language: Italian

 

7:30 pm

FATE/STAY NIGHT: HEAVEN’S FEEL – I. PRESAGE FLOWER

(JAPAN, 2017, 120′)

Directed by: Tomonori Sudô

Distribution: Nexo Digital, Dynit

First part of the trilogy based upon the visual novel by Kinoko Sanu and Takashi Takeuchi.

Audience: +14

Language: Italian

 

SCREEN 2

 

10 am

SHORT FILM COMPETITION – 1

 

12 pm

SHORT FILM COMPETITION – 3

 

4 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

THE FIXIES – TOP SECRET

(RUSSIA, 2017, 80′)

Directed by: Vasiko Bedoshvili, Andrey Kolpin, Ivan Pshonkin

Things take a turn to the catastrophic when Fire gets a hold of Professor Eugenius’ latest work, bracelets that will allow Fixies to travel through electrical wires.

Audience: +8

Language: English

 

6 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

THE LEGEND OF KING SOLOMON

(ISRAEL, 2017, 80′)

Directed by: Albert Hanan Kaminski

In this original adaptation of the Biblical story, the young Solomon must save the kingdom of Jerusalem from the evil devil Asmodeus. After he is banished into the Judean Desert, Solomon teams up with beautiful Arabic Princess Naama and the Animals to put an end to Asmodeus’ thirst for power.

 

Audience: +8

Language: English

 

8.00 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

THE RED TURTLE

(FRANCE/BELGIUM/JAPAN, 2016, 80′)

Directed by: Michael Dudok de Wit

A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Audience: +10

 

SCREEN 3

 

11 am

SHORT FILM COMPETITION – 2

 

4.30 pm

SHORT FILM COMPETITION – 4

 

6.30 pm

HOMAGE TO BRUNO BOZZETTO

ALLEGRO NON TROPPO

(Italy, 1977, 80′)

Directed by: Bruno Bozzetto

The Italian Fantasia. A conductor presents Master Bozzetto’s visions in a masterpiece of Italian cinema.

Audience: +6

Language: Italian

 

8.30 pm

SHORT FILM COMPETITION – 5

 

Sunday April 15

 

SALA GRANDE

 

4 pm

PREVIEW

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT THE MOVIE – BANDIT FLOWER

(JAPAN, 2017, 120′)

Directed by: Kou Matsuo

Distribution: Dynit

8 months after the end of the war, Captain Monica starts Operation Thunderbolt and chooses Io to drive Atlas Gundam. The goal is to recover or destroy Psycho Zaku datas.

Audience: +12

Language: Italian

 

6.15 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

PULCINELLA AWARD WINNER

 

8.30 pm

PREVIEW

ATTACK ON TITAN PART 3 – THE ROAR OF AWAKENING

(JAPAN, 2017, 120′)

Directed by: Kou Matsuo

Distribution: Dynit

The second season of the series based upon Hajime Isayama’s manga summarized in one movie for the big screen.

Audience: +14

Language: Japanese – Italian subtitles

 

SCREEN 2

 

11:30 am

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

LEO DA VINCI – MISSIONE MONNA LISA

(Italy, 2017, 85′)

Directed by: Sergio Manfio

Distribution: Videa

The young Leonardo da Vinci, whose world is made of intelligent inventions, has a great dream: being able to fly. Against Leo, there are a handful of fearful pirates whose goal is get a treasure. Thanks to his inventions, Leo finds the treasure first…but the pirates don’t just stay there and watch!

Audience: +6

Language: Italian

 

4 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

THE DRAGON’S SPELL

(UKRAINE, 2017, 85′)

Directed by: Vasiko Bedoshvili, Andrey Kolpin, Ivan Pshonkin

Little Nicky has made up his mind, that he can conquer the dragon as his father did long ago. Against prohibition of his father, Nicky has managed to get into trouble and now it depends only on his courage, whether he defeats the resurgent dragon and returns home from the magic world.

Audience: +8

Language: Italiano

 

6 pm

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

BEST SOUNDTRACK WINNER

 

SCREEN 3

 

4 PM

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

BEST SCREENPLAY WINNER

 

6 PM

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

BEST ANIMATION WINNER

 

8 PM

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

BEST DIRECTOR WINNER

 

 

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