The Museum of Modern Art and Cinecittà Holding co-present twelve remarkable films by Gianni Amelio, the most prominent member of Italy’s “middle generation” and one of contemporary cinema’s most dynamic and engaging filmmakers. The exhibition demonstrates the director’s astounding cinematic vitality—whether working in documentary or narrative—and his deep roots in neorealism, re-envisioned as a highly personal cinema dedicated equally to aesthetic innovation and sociopolitical insights. An enriching apprenticeship as assistant director offered Amelio incomparable craftsmanship, and his distinct visual talent is characterized by a language defined by rigor as well as sensitivity. Distinguished by finely textured characterizations, his films often focus on young people who experience growing pains and long for love from adults, and wounded characters who discover how to live through, or in spite of, pain and suffering. All films in Italian with English subtitles.
Co-presented by The Museum of Modern Art and Cinecittà Holding, the exhibition is organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film and Media, and Antonio Monda, Professor, Department of Film and Television, New York University.