Venice cues producers parade

Fest plans retrospective on Laurentiis, Ponti, Rizzoli

ROME — Looking to encourage local production, Venice Film Festival artistic director Moritz de Hadeln has skedded a retrospective on Italian producers for the 60th event this fall.

”The Industry of Prototypes” will reflect Italian cinema from 1945 to 1975 and represent the eight main players — Dino De Laurentiis (“Barbarella”), Franco Cristaldi (“Cinema Paradiso”), Luigi de Laurentiis, Goffredo Lombardo (“The Leopard”), Carlo Ponti (“Doctor Zhivago,” “Blow-Up”), Angelo Rizzoli (“8 ½”), Bino Cicogna (“Once Upon a Time in the West”) and Marina Cicogna (“Medea”).

”Italian cinema of today is filled with great talents and quality product. Why not compare it with the same success from the past?” said de Hadeln, who wants to counter what he calls the ”moans about the position of Italian cinema in the international marketplace.”

Stefano della Casa, ex-director of the Turin Fest, will coordinate the retrospective with contributions from the National Film School, Istituto Luce and state broadcaster RAI.

The Venice fest unspools Aug. 27-Sept. 6.

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