The Cinema in Milan - an Exhibition at Palazzo Morando

The Cinema in Milan - an Exhibition at Palazzo Morando
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Dario Fo and Franca Rame, but also Vittorio Gassman, Totò and Adriano Celentano. Those are just some of the stars of Milano e il Cinema, which, with photos, fliers, posters, video and memorabilia retraces a century of the history of cinema in the shadow of the “Madonnina”. From the early experiments in the second decade of the last century - when the giant production houses were yet to be concentrated in the new facilities in Rome of Cinecittà - to the golden era of the Sixties, and right up to more recent works, Milan has represented the neurological centre of the first experiments in Italy. And while the construction, in the 1930s, of sound studios in Rome with the consequent move to the capital of cinema productions caused a temporary loss to Milan’s role in the cinema, in the 1950s and ‘60s, Milan, once again, was the host of numerous films that sought to capture the sudden changes in the City as the essence of modernity. Such examples are found in Miracolo a Milano, Rocco e i Suoi Fratelli, La Notte and Il Posto, where the cinema looks at the contradictions of a city evolving at a dizzying pace.

Samantha De Martin - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano