Today on the Film at Lincoln Center Podcast we’re featuring a conversation with Pietro Marcello, whose NYFF favorite Martin Eden opens in our Virtual Cinema today along with a weeklong four-film retrospective.
One of world cinema’s most exciting working directors, he has spent the last 15 years crafting a filmography that straddles past and present, documentary and fiction, folklore and political intervention. His idiosyncratic use of archival materials paired with his penchant for capturing, enlarging, and exalting the sensuous details of the physical world yields films that have distinguished themselves within today’s Italian cinema, or indeed, world cinema at large. In Marcello’s work, history, mythology, and the political situation of today cohere to forward a by-turns neorealist and fabulist image of the modern world as one shaped by invisible metaphysical and economic forces.
On the occasion of the release of his latest feature, we’re proud to present four of the contemporary Italian master’s most striking films to date: Crossing the Line, Lost and Beautiful, The Silence of Pelesjan, and The Mouth of the Wolf. All films are available nationwide and one can see all four and save with a discount bundle. Learn more and get tickets here, and be sure to check out our complete 2020 Fall/Winter lineup while you’re there.
Watch/listen to the Q&A from the 57th New York Film Festival, featuring Marcello in conversation with programmer Florence Almozini and interpretation by Michael Moore. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher for more filmmakers conversations.