Saturday, 5 September 2009
Venice, Day 6 & 7
Unfortunately we got shut out of THE ROAD, so no review there. However last night I saw John Turturro's PROVE PER UNA TRAGEDIA SICILIANA, a documentary about his attempt to make a film in Sicily, the birthplace of his grandparents. It's a very personal movie, beautiful to look at, and I found it very moving. Its commercial prospects are limited however.
Courses continue non-stop and there is just too much information to even summarise here. Suffice to say that although many of the topics and information discussed here is familiar (digital cinema, public funding, cinema networks, etc) the real value is in the interaction between the 50 delegates - the amount of practices, good work and challenges really gives you tons of food for thought.
Tomorrow I am taking the whole day off and will be spending it on the Lido watching: CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY, WHITE MATERIAL and Oliver Stone's Latin American doc SOUTH OF THE BORDER. Reviews to follow.