ITALY’S CENTRO SPERIMENTALE RAMPING UP

Italy’s Centro Sperimentale Di Cinematografia is ramping up production of restored Italian cinema gems with several high-profile titles set to screen at upcoming fest’s including the Taviani Brothers’ Good Morning Babilonia which played on Thurs on Locarno’s Piazza Grande, Presented by Paolo Taviani.

The fablelike Babilonia, which is about 2 immigrant stonemasons who work on the sets for D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance has been praised by Locarno’s artistic director Carlo Chatrian as ” not just a homage to the great Italian tradition of art & craft workshops, but also an insightful interpretation of what cinema is all about.” The film’s restoration was supervised by its original cinematographer Beppe Lanci, as CSC chief Felice Laudadio points out.