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Film Festival: “Elvira Notari: Kino der Passage,” Frankfurt, Germany – December 14-17, 2017


Film Festival: Elvira Notari: Kino der Passage

December 14-17, 2017

Kinothek Asta Nielsen, Frankfurt, Germany

Curated by Karola Gramann and Heide Schlüpmann, organized by the Kinothek Asta Nielsen e.V.

Venue Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Goethe University Frankfurt, Campus Bockenheim

From the Kinothek Asta Nielsen website:

Poster for the film festival

“A Time Travel to Naples in the 1910s and 1920s: The first Italian director, Elvira Notari (1875-1946), realistically staged the life of the sub-proletariat – especially women – in an environment of passion, with her own production company in lifelike silent films. Jealousy and male violence combine. 

Unique cinematic experiences, rare copies, projection of the original versions, live music in world premieres, among others with the singer Lucilla Galeazzi with a commissioned by ZDF/ARTE composition by Michael Riessler, also Dolores Melodia and the silent film musician Maud Nelissen.”

For the schedule, click here and for information on the related symposium, “Echoes of Parthenope: Elvira Notari’s Cinema and Neapolitan Popular Culture,” which runs December 17-19, 2017, click here