New York’s MoMA To Fete Italy’s Rai Cinema, Matteo Garrone’s ‘Tale of Tales’ U.S. Bow

Nov 25, 2015 610

by Nick Vivarelli

New York's Museum of Modern Art will celebrate Italy's Rai Cinema with a screening series set to kick off on December 4 with the U.S. bow of Matteo Garrone's English-language fantasy/horror film "Tale of Tales" segued by nine other high-profile Italo titles co-produced by the powerhouse film production and distribution unit of Italian pubcaster RAI. Garrone will be making the trek to New York for the U.S. launch of his freaky "Tales," (pictured) which is based on folk myths collected and published by the 16th-century Neapolitan poet and scholar Giambattista Basile.

Pic, which made a splash in Cannes, stars Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C Reilly. Its U.S. distributor, IFC, has yet to announce the stateside release date. Garrone will introduce the ambitious new work, which is emblematic of Rai Cinema's support of visionary Italo auteurs, along with MoMA chief film curator Roy Rajendra and Rai Cinema topper Paolo Del Brocco. Titled "Italian Film, 21st-Century Style: A Tribute to Rai Cinema" the December 4-8 MoMA event, is supported by Cinecittà Studios. The initiative entails a donation of prints of the ten selected titles to MoMA's film archives.

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Source: http://variety.com/

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