The Path of Glory (I sentieri della gloria, 42’, 2005)

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London CinemaItaliaUk .The Path of Glory (I sentieri della gloria, 42’, 2005) Tuesday 23 June 2015 at 6.30pm Screening of the documentary Directed by Gloria De Antoni Introduction and post screening discussion with Lorenzo Codelli and Mark Le Fanu The Paths of Glory pays homage to Mario Monicelli and was shot when the director of The Great War (La grande guerra) was almost ninety. Sitting in front of a moviola, Monicelli comments on the footage from his trip-pilgrimage in the summer of 2004 to the sites where in 1959 he filmed The Great War.

This return to the old locations was also the occasion to encounter the now-elderly extras. Lorenzo Codelli is Vice-director of Cineteca del Friuli, programme advisor at Cannes Film Festival, curator of Francesco Rosi archives, and co-founder of Giornate del Cinema Muto di Pordenone.

He is involved in various film festival around the world and he is the author of books on Monicelli, Olmi, Rosi, Kubrick, Brass, Avati Tullio Giordana and Taviani Brothers.

Mark Le Fanu currently teaches History and Aesthetics of documentary at UCL in the Anthropology Department. He has written books on Andrei Tarkovsky and Kenji Mizoguchi and contributes to the French film journal Positif.

This documentary is the 1st of three screenings to mark the 100th anniversary of Italy’s entrance into WWI and also commemorates the100th anniversary of the birth of the Maestro.

 

The other screenings (The Great War and The Organiser) will take place at Regent Street Cinema on the 24th June (www.regentstreetcinema.com).

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