Il Festival


The days of the uprising.
War, revolution and liberation

The days of the uprising, as shown in the subheading chosen for the XXII Tertio Millennio Film Fest, are everything but troubled days for us. We are about to enjoy this event with the excitement of those who know that they have prepared a delicious dish and are looking forward to letting other guests taste it. This dish is a schedule of amazing films from all five continents, and all unreleased in Italy. Nine films in competition (among which three world premieres, three international, two European and one Italian premiere), ten first and second works, three film showings in the Vatican city, two great authors for the opening and the closing of the festival (Shinya Tsukamoto and Olivier Assayas), a gem that is like an unpublished work, the almost invisible The Crush, directed by Ermanno Olmi.

Fiction and documentaries, auteur films and genre films. They tell about different types of resistance in a tough period (Mother Fortress and In the Claws of a Century Wanting), redemption opportunities (A Blubird in My Heart, Doubtful and Kairos), existential and moral crisis (Dayan), difficult cohabitation relationships (Heaven Without People), education experiences that were troubled (Lysis) or even that tragically failed (Fatwa).

Special events, like Burning Bush by Agniezska Holland, with the Polish director holding a masterclass between cinema and history about the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring and the figure of Jan Palach; or like the evening dedicated to Sergio Leone, who will be the subject of several celebrations next year for the 90th anniversary of his birth and the 30th anniversary of his death. We will show the Italian preview of the Spanish documentary Sad Hill Unearthed, set in the locations of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, with interviews to Ennio Morricone, Clint Eastwood, Joe Dante. Carlo Verdone will commemorate him.

Moreover, meetings that start from the film and get to current events: Alganesh, by Lia and Marianna Beltrami, about the Italian-Eritrean Alganesh Fessaha, 62 years old, who decided to devote her life to save migrants; Il fattore umano, lo spirito del lavoro, by Giacomo Gatti, a journey between fifteen Italian excellences, different from each other for history and sector, but linked together by an invisible thread, the thread of responsibility; Il mondo addosso, by Costanza Quatriglio, which was presented as a preview ten years ago during the Tertio Millennio Film Fest and that builds up the human and creative experience behind her latest beautiful film, Just like my son.

Costanza Quatriglio is also president of the jury for the contest Noi ci siamo – Giovani, voglia di partecipazione e ricerca di senso, a contest for short films promoted by Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo in cooperation with the religious communities involved in the Tertio Millennio Film Fest. From this year, the family has expanded: UCOII, UCEI, the orthodox and Georgian Church are willing to share our path. The uprising has started. Small, silent, hidden. Like a seed of hope.