With a history dating back to 1930, Pininfarina is based on values of creativity, experience and innovation without forgetting tradition. It combines avant-garde style and technical solutions aimed at functionality. If Pininfarina is known worldwide for car design, Pininfarina Extra (specializing in product and interior design, architecture, nautics and aeronautics) expresses its design philosophy in all areas of life where beauty combines with elegance, functionality and comfort. Founded in 1986 and led by Paolo Pininfarina, Pininfarina Extra is located in Cambiano (Turin). Among its most recent projects: the Keating Hotel by Pininfarina in San Diego, the Coca-Cola Freestyle drinks machine, the interiors of the Juventus Stadium, the Snaidero Ola 20 kitchen, and the Primatist B62’ yacht.
Bruno Beltrame has let it all hang out, for quite a while. All that’s left of his old talent as a writer is just enough to ghost-write ‘other people’s books’. His passion for teaching has given way to a tiresome routine of tutoring equally apathetic students, including fifteen-year old Luca, who is as ignorant as the others, but vivacious and irreverent.
Date: Friday, March 09, 2012 – Saturday, March 10, 2012
Opening times: Fri 9 Mar 6.30pm; Sat 10 Mar 4.30pm
Venue: Ciné Lumière 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2DT
The Salento International Film Festival Is a celebration of films and filmmakers, promotes international independent films, in recognition of the fact that movies are the most powerful form of cultural communication and link between cultures’ and peoples’.
The Nicola Piovani Quintet in concert’ is a performance of pieces written by Piovani for movies, theatre and concert. Piovani has written over 100 film scores, including three films with Federico Fellini, but his most famous work is the Oscar-winning score for Robert Benigni’s ‘Life Is Beautiful’
original title: DOPO MEZZANOTTE
directed by: Davide Ferrario
cast: Giorgio Pasotti, Francesca Inaudi, Fabio Troiano, Francesca Picozza
Venue: Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8NX
Martino is the night guardian of the Mole, the Turin Museum of Cinema. But for him it’s not just a job. From midnight on he considers himself the master of the place. He spends his life watching the old silent movies until day comes, and then retiring to an abandoned office in the building to spend the rest of the day. The Angel is a petty thief from the outskirts of the city. He likes cars and girls. This does not make Amanda, his girlfriend, very happy. She would like to lead a regular life and she works hard to leave her tough neighborhood, but she is afraid she never will. One day Amanda gets into trouble and, running from the police, finds shelter in the Mole. Martino and Amanda could not be more different. He is used to loneliness – and now he has to share his pad with a girl. On the other hand, she never thought a dreamland like the Mole could exist. Slowly, something happens between them. But then it’s time for the Angel to go find his girlfriend. Their lives tangle up like one of the silent dramas Martino is so fond of.