Pesaro Film Festival as a window to a new cinema

July 5th, 2015 is glad to inform that Italian Post has released a special stamp to mark the 50th anniversary of the the Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, or Pesaro Film Festival. The issue was unveiled and put into circulation on the 22d of June.

More recently, the Festival has been focused on the discovery of emerging filmmakers, spotlighting countries such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Iran, while always keeping a careful eye on all international cinema that offers new expressive forms and languages - from Chantal Akerman to Michael Snow.

The Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, or Pesaro Film Festival, was founded in Pesaro in 1965 by Bruno Torri and Lino Miccichè (the latter who was its director until 1982). Currently, the festival is directed by Giovanni Spagnoletti.

Since its founding, the festival has been a window to new cinema. In its early years it gathered and presented all the principal films of the Nouvelles Vagues that developed during the 60s and 70s in Western and Eastern Europe, in Latin America ("Cinema Nôvo" and a retrospective of Cuban films) and in Asia (with a new Japanese cinema retrospective).

The Mostra screened films by filmmakers who went on to become internationally renowned (including Nagisa Oshima, Lino Brocka, Glauber Rocha, Ray Guerra and Raoul Ruiz) and also organized meetings and debates featuring guests such as Roland Barthes, Christian Metz, Umberto Eco and Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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