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a cura di Mark Nash


A cinematographic review at the Civic Archaeological Museum – Bologna Museums Institutions: a series of feature length screenings that, in one way or another refer to ‘Italy’ as a sort of meaning within a psycho-geographical frame.

The films selected present and critique the mythologies in which Italy is manifested. Not the Italy to be hurriedly united in Viva L’Italia by Roberto Rossellini (1961), but the Italy at the end of the 60s and the beginning of the 70s of Bertolucci, Pasolini and others, when the events in Paris in 1968 were still resonating.  

These films deal with political, social and personal conflicts with a brand new approach. They are inventive in terms of cinematographic form and for the political and individual imagination that they manage to create.

Some films from that period deal with ‘institutional criticism’ with reflections expressed in their own specific visual and conceptual language, exploiting themes linked to sex, politics (and to a lesser extent, gender).

Bologna has a consolidated tradition of imagination and projects that move towards new social, political (communism) or individual (feminism, psychoanalysis, gay and lesbian emancipation) forms. Therefore, these short films are to be considered also as a sort of imaginary psyche of the city of Bologna.


Opening times and dates:

The show will be open from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29, January 2017 at the following times:

  • Thursday 12:00 to 20:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 20:00
  • Saturday 10.00-24.00
  • Sunday 10:00 to 20:00

Admission is 3 euro; free admission for the holders of ArteFiera tickets
Visitors will also have access to the Egyptian section of the Archaeological Museum.


an event by
Bologna Fiere

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