Change drives Pesaro fest

'Melting Pot' influences Italo gathering

ROME — The radical changes and new trends emerging in traditional European cinema through the influence of immigration and multicultural societies form the principal focus of the 36th Pesaro Intl. Film Festival, which runs June 23-July 1 in the Adriatic coastal town.

One of Italy’s oldest and most respected film events, the Pesaro fest this year comes under the helm of new director Giovanni Spagnoletti, a critic and film history professor at Rome U., who is also founding editor of the specialist film magazine Close-Up.

Titled “European Cinema of the Melting Pot,” the 20-feature program will be accompanied by an interdisciplinary confab and a book of essays. The slate attempts to provide an overview of the cultural interchange being fostered, among others, by Arab and North African filmmakers in France; by Jamaican, Indian and other “colonial” directors in the U.K.; and by filmmakers of Turkish origin in Germany.

Also on the Pesaro lineup is a retrospective of the work of French auteur Jacques Doillon and an eight-title selection of the femme-themed melodramas of Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan.

More Film

  • Jordan Peele70th Annual Writers Guild Awards,

    Writers Guild Sets 2019 Awards Show Date

    ROME — The radical changes and new trends emerging in traditional European cinema through the influence of immigration and multicultural societies form the principal focus of the 36th Pesaro Intl. Film Festival, which runs June 23-July 1 in the Adriatic coastal town. One of Italy’s oldest and most respected film events, the Pesaro fest this […]

  • Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in

    Poll: What's the Best 'Mission: Impossible' Movie?

    ROME — The radical changes and new trends emerging in traditional European cinema through the influence of immigration and multicultural societies form the principal focus of the 36th Pesaro Intl. Film Festival, which runs June 23-July 1 in the Adriatic coastal town. One of Italy’s oldest and most respected film events, the Pesaro fest this […]

  • THE PREDATOR Fox

    Director Shane Black Took a 'Butch-and-Sundance Approach' to 'The Predator'

    ROME — The radical changes and new trends emerging in traditional European cinema through the influence of immigration and multicultural societies form the principal focus of the 36th Pesaro Intl. Film Festival, which runs June 23-July 1 in the Adriatic coastal town. One of Italy’s oldest and most respected film events, the Pesaro fest this […]

  • Best Comic-Con 2018 Panels: 'Walking Dead'

    Comic-Con 2018's Can't-Miss Panels

    ROME — The radical changes and new trends emerging in traditional European cinema through the influence of immigration and multicultural societies form the principal focus of the 36th Pesaro Intl. Film Festival, which runs June 23-July 1 in the Adriatic coastal town. One of Italy’s oldest and most respected film events, the Pesaro fest this […]

  • NOW TV Jeff Goldblum statueNOW TV

    A 25-Foot Jeff Goldblum Statue Appears in London

    ROME — The radical changes and new trends emerging in traditional European cinema through the influence of immigration and multicultural societies form the principal focus of the 36th Pesaro Intl. Film Festival, which runs June 23-July 1 in the Adriatic coastal town. One of Italy’s oldest and most respected film events, the Pesaro fest this […]

  • Ashton Sanders, Antoine Fuqua, Director/Producer, and

    Denzel Washington Reveals Why 'Equalizer 2' Was His First Sequel

    ROME — The radical changes and new trends emerging in traditional European cinema through the influence of immigration and multicultural societies form the principal focus of the 36th Pesaro Intl. Film Festival, which runs June 23-July 1 in the Adriatic coastal town. One of Italy’s oldest and most respected film events, the Pesaro fest this […]

  • Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' Set as New

    Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' Set as New York Film Festival's Centerpiece

    ROME — The radical changes and new trends emerging in traditional European cinema through the influence of immigration and multicultural societies form the principal focus of the 36th Pesaro Intl. Film Festival, which runs June 23-July 1 in the Adriatic coastal town. One of Italy’s oldest and most respected film events, the Pesaro fest this […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content