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Introduction

Food and Seventh art play an important role in human life. In cinema as in food we project our desires and our fears. The bond that unites them has no barriers, no cultural or geographical boundaries. Through cinema we watched, tasted and explained the food. Often the film has become the showcase for the eating habits and gastronomic evolution of a country. But through food in the cinema, we have also grasped the psychology, styles, ideas and “feeling” of peoples. In our country, where the kitchen plays a really important role, there are so many films that have had gastronomy as their central theme and through them we have seen how Italy has changed in more than a century of history.

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"La cultura è un bene comune primario come l’acqua i teatri le biblioteche i cinema sono come tanti acquedotti."

- CLAUDIO ABBADO

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"Il cinema non è un pezzo di vita è un pezzo di torta."

- ALFRED HITCHCOCK

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"La fotografia è verità è il cinema è verità 24 volte al secondo."

- JEAN-LUC GODARD

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Description
Here is the main program:

first day
h 12: inauguration – institutions (partners, patronage, etc.) – jury (story of the selection phases of the short films received) – presentation of the short films in competition
h 15-17.30: meetings with cinema critics etc.
17.30 – coffee-break
18-21: film screening (5 films)
h 21.30: buffet dinner (formula: various restaurants and companies to be involved – eg 10 – with 1 dish x about 50 people – paid outdoor dinner) – guests: 2 cinema critics + local restaurateurs

second day
morning: tour experience in the city art-culture-gourmet
h 15.00 -17.00: meetings with cinema critics etc.
h 17.00 – coffee-break
5.30pm – 7.30pm: film screening (4 films)
h 20.00: gourmet dinner created by Adria Hotel School (check agreements ref. to persons, etc.) – guests: 1 cinema critic + Cipriani

third day – to be defined
morning: tour experience in the city art-culture-gourmet
2.30 pm -17.30 pm: technical workshops – formula: one2one meetings with cinema operators (local and not) – Target: young people / sup school students, universities, conservatories – duration 15 minutes for each meeting – define number of experts and number max students to ensure that each student has the opportunity to speak with 70% of the experts present (considering the waiting times of each)

  1. Mangiare bere uomo donna
    Ang Lee

    Mangiare bere uomo donna

    Mr. Chu, a widower and chef of undoubted fame, lives in a large house in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters: Jia-Jen, a chemistry teacher converted to Christianity; Jia-Chien, an executive for an airline; and Jia-Ning, a student who also works in a fast food restaurant. Life in the house revolves around the habit of a refined dinner every Sunday and the sentimental lives of family members.

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  2. Chocolat
    Lasse Hallström

    Chocolat

    Chocolat (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɔkɔla]) is a 2000 British-American romantic comedy-drama film based on the novel Chocolat by Joanne Harris, and was directed by Lasse Hallström. Adapted by screenwriter Robert Nelson Jacobs, Chocolat tells the story of a young mother, played by Juliette Binoche, who arrives at the fictional, repressed French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes with her six-year-old daughter and opens La Chocolaterie Maya, a small chocolaterie. She and her chocolate quickly begin to influence the lives of the townspeople in very different and interesting ways.

    The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It was also nominated for eight BAFTAs, and four Golden Globes. Judi Dench won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in the film.

  3. Il favoloso mondo di Amélie
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    Il favoloso mondo di Amélie

    Amélie’s fabulous world (Le Fabuleux Destin by Amélie Poulain) is a film written and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou and Mathieu Kassovitz. The film was released in French cinemas on April 25th 2001 and arrived in the Italian ones on January 25th of the following year

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  4. Ratatouille
    Brad Bird e Jan Pinkava

    Ratatouille

    Ratatouille (/ˌrætəˈtuːi/ RAT-ə-TOO-ee, French: [ʁatatuj]) is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar and was co-written and directed by Brad Bird, who took over from Jan Pinkava in 2005. The title refers to a French dish, “Ratatouille”, which is served at the end of the film and is also a play on words about the species of the main character. The film stars the voices of Patton Oswalt as Remy, an anthropomorphic rat who is interested in cooking;

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  5. Julie & Julia
    Nora Ephron

    Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Messina. The film contrasts the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell, who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child’s cookbook in 365 days, a challenge she described on her popular blog that made her a published author.[2]

    Ephron’s screenplay is adapted from two books: My Life in France, Child’s autobiography written with Alex Prud’homme, and a memoir by Powell, Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen (later retitled Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously). Both of these books were written and published in the same time frame (2004–06). Powell’s book was based on her blog The Julie/Julia Project,[3] where she had started documenting online her daily experiences cooking each of the 524 recipes in Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The film is the first major motion picture based on a blog.[4]

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Team Members 2020
Maryam Amir Farshi Nejad

Art Director of Festival

Paolo Avezzù

President of ``Circolo di Rovigo``