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Dario Argento and Titanus

Dario Argento and Titanus

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The horror movie maestro will be one of the guests of the Titanus Retrospective at the 67° Festival del film Locarno (August 6 – 16).

Argento enjoyed a close working relationship with Titanus, who made his directorial debut feature possible: L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) in 1970.

Dario Argento will also introduce a series of short films, never before shown outside Italy.

 

Films featuring in the Titanus Retrospective will include:

  • Trappola by Eugenio Perego – Italy – 1922
  • Casa mia, donna mia... by Charles Krauss – Italy – 1923
  • La carne e l’anima by Vladimir Strizhevsky – Italy – 1945
  • Giorni di gloria (Days of Glory) by Giuseppe De Santis, Mario Serandrei, Marcello Pagliero, Luchino Visconti – Italy/Switzerland – 1945
  • Cronaca nera by Giorgio Bianchi – Italy – 1947
  • Lo sciopero dei milioni by Raffaello Matarazzo – Italy – 1947
  • La Madonna di Pompei a Napoli anonymous – Italy – 1948
  • Maria Denis e le sue prigioni anonymous (attributed to Giorgio Bianchi) – Italy – 1948
  • Catene (Chains) by Raffaello Matarazzo – Italy – 1949
  • Tormento by Raffaello Matarazzo – Italy – 1950
  • I figli di nessuno (Nobody’s Children) by Raffaello Matarazzo – Italy/France – 1951
  • Il tallone di Achille by Mario Amendola and Ruggero Maccari – Italy – 1952
  • Attanasio cavallo Vanesio (Trailer) by Camillo Mastrocinque – Italy – 1953
  • Pane, amore e fantasia (Bread, Love and Dreams) by Luigi Comencini – Italy – 1953
  • Siamo donne (We, the Women) by Gianni Franciolini, Alfredo Guarini, Roberto Rossellini,
    Luchino Visconti, Luigi Zampa – Italy – 1953
  • Il sole negli occhi (Empty Eyes) by Antonio Pietrangeli – Italy – 1953
  • Maddalena by Augusto Genina – Italy/France – 1954
  • Pane, amore e gelosia (Frisky) by Luigi Comencini – Italy – 1954
  • Scuola elementare (Primary School) by Alberto Lattuada – Italy – 1954
  • La spiaggia (Riviera) by Alberto Lattuada – Italy/France – 1954
  • Torna! by Raffaello Matarazzo – Italy – 1954
  • Le amiche by Michelangelo Antonioni – Italy – 1955
  • L’angelo bianco (The White Angel) by Raffaello Matarazzo – Italy – 1955
  • Il bidone by Federico Fellini – Italy/France – 1955
  • Un eroe dei nostri tempi (A Hero of Our Times) by Mario Monicelli – Italy – 1955
  • Poveri ma belli (Poor But Beautiful) by Dino Risi – Italy/France – 1956
  • Totò, lascia o raddoppia? (Totò Double or Nothing?) by Camillo Mastrocinque – Italy – 1956
  • Uomini e lupi (Men and Wolves) by Giuseppe De Santis – Italy/France – 1957
  • I vampiri (Lust of the Vampire) by Riccardo Freda – Italy – 1957
  • Tuppe tuppe Marescià! by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia – Italy– 1958
  • La battaglia di Maratona (The Giant of Marathon) by Jacques Tourneur – Italy/France – 1959
  • Estate violenta (Violent Summer) by Valerio Zurlini – Italy/France – 1959
  • I magliari (The Magliari) by Francesco Rosi – Italy/France – 1959
  • Anonima Cocottes (Little Girls and High Finance) by Camillo Mastrocinque – Italy/France – 1960
  • Dolci inganni (Sweet Deceptions) by Alberto Lattuada – Italy/France – 1960
  • Antinea, l’amante della città sepolta (Journey Beneath the Desert) by Giuseppe Masini, Edgar G. Ulmer, Frank Borzage – Italia/Francia – 1961
  • Banditi a Orgosolo (Bandits of Orgosolo) by Vittorio De Seta – Italy – 1961
  • La Ciociara (Two Women) by Vittorio De Sica – Italy/France – 1961
  • La ragazza con la valigia (Girl with a Suitcase) by Valerio Zurlini – Italy/France – 1961
  • Cronaca familiare (Family Portrait) by Valerio Zurlini – Italy – 1962
  • I giorni contati (The Days are Numbered) by Elio Petri – Italy – 1962
  • La legge della tromba by Augusto Tretti – Italy – 1962
  • La corruzione (Corruption) by Mauro Bolognini – Italy/France – 1963
  • I fidanzati (The Fiances) by Ermanno Olmi – Italy – 1963
  • La frusta e il corpo (The Whip and the Body) by Mario Bava – Italy/France – 1963
  • Il gattopardo (The Leopard) by Luchino Visconti – Italy/France – 1963
  • Il giorno più corto (The Shortest Day) by Sergio Corbucci – Italy – 1963
  • Amore mio by Raffaello Matarazzo – Italy – 1964
  • Il demonio (The Demon) by Brunello Rondi – Italy/France – 1964
  • Non stuzzicate la zanzara by Lina Wertmüller – Italy – 1967
  • L’uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) by Dario Argento – Italy/ex Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) – 1970
  • La prima notte di quiete (Indian Summer) by Valerio Zurlini – Italy/France – 1972
  • Buon Natale Buon anno (Merry Christmas… Happy New Year) by Luigi Comencini – Italy/France – 1989
  • Trailers Titanus 40's to 70's (Curated by the Cineteca di Bologna)
  • L’ultimo gattopardo (The Last Leopard) by Giuseppe Tornatore – Italy – 2010

 

The retrospective and its accompanying publication are curated by Sergio M. Germani and Roberto Turigliatto, who are programmers and film historians. The retrospective, supported for the second year by the Swiss Post, is organized in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, where the Titanus archive is deposited, the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale (National Film Archive), the book’s co-publisher, the Istituto Luce Cinecittà and the Cinémathèque suisse in Lausanne.

Numerous European and American institutions will repeat the program: the Cineteca di Bologna, the Cineteca Nazionale (National Film Archive) in Rome, the National Cinema Museum in Turin, the Cinémathèque suisse, the Cinémas du Grütli in Geneva, the Filmpodium in Zurich, the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, the American Cinematheque and the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles.

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