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December 2010 sottodiciotto filmfestival 2010
After the success of the tenth anniversary edition (an audience of 35 thousand people of all ages) this year, from 9 to 18 December, sottodiciotto filmfestival - Torino Schermi Giovani presents a program rich as never before.
More than 400 of selected titles, among which some awaited Italian previews. As an opening film for the audience of kids, "Megamind", the new animated masterpiece by Dreamworks Animation has been chosen, the story of a alien-like bad guy who will turn into a really good guy while rescuing the world; "Micmacs à tire-larigot - Bazil's extraordinary plan", the Festival opening film which welcomes the return of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the visionary author of "Delicatessen" and "Amélie", to the cinema (an audience of 8 million people, 4 César, 5 Oscar nominations).
He will attend the festival which dedicates him its first Italian complete retrospective; "Kooky" is the last work, addressed to children again, by the Czech director Jan Sverák (Oscar award for Kolja), who will be in Turin on occasion of a tribute to his own work; "La Rafle" by Roselyne Bosch, a big success in France with an audience of more than 12 million people.
Among the films on first release, we also point out "The Good Heart" by the Icelandic director Dagur Kári, author of the cult film "Nói albínói"; "Les beaux gooses", or the emotions of the teenagers first love affairs told by Riad Sattouf; "Madly in Love" by Anna Luif, who examines the meeting and clashing cultures (the theme of identity has always been the core of Sottodiciotto festival) and "Meek's Cutoff", female western film directed by the American Indian Kelly Reichardt.
Talking about animation, we call the audience's attention to the cult series "Shaun the sheep", created by Aardman Animation Studios, known for "Wallace & Gromit" and "Chicken Run", beloved by children (it has been inserted in "Baby Special" programme) but also by the "delicate palates", and meant for an audience of all ages (Facebook page has half a million fans); the neorealist cartoon "L'ultimo sciuscià di Gibba", an authentic pioneer of Italian animation; the masterpieces of the Russian Jurij Norstejn, one of the best known master artisans of animation film, author of films known as marvels of the universal artistic heritage.
As usual, the pulsating heart of the festival is the imagery of kids under 18 represented in their own works, realized and proposed in three national Competitions for schools (three different categories, nursery, primary and secondary school) and in the extra-school Competition; a real independent gymnasium of creativity which makes sottodiciotto festival the most important European cinematographic event devoted to the cinema made by young people.

sottodiciotto filmfestival - TORINO SCHERMI GIOVANI is organized by Aiace Torino and Città di Torino (Divisione Servizi Educativi e ITER)
directed by Sara Cortellazzo (Aiace Torino) and Aldo Garbarini (Città di Torino - Divisione Servizi Educativi) in the circle of 2010 Torino Capitale Europea dei Giovani - Your Time - Torino 2010 European Youth Capital
realized with the supporto of Regione Piemonte, Consiglio Regionale del Piemonte, Città di Torino, Provincia di Torino, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT, Camera di Commercio di Torino

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