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Special guest George Romero at the Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema 2016

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A complete retrospective and a major exhibition dedicated to the American Master of Horror

George A. Romero, the American director and screenwriter, the master of gruesome horror films, is the first guest of honor of the Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema 2016, taking place from the 3rd to the 10th of April in the Tuscan cities of Lucca and Viareggio. A complete film retrospective and a major exhibition will be dedicated to the Director, Writer & Editor of horror cult movies such as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and The Crazies.

I am really looking forward to meeting my fans at your wonderful Film Festival and in the meanwhile Stay Scared!”, stated Maestro Romero.

The Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema Europe directed by Nicola Borrelli, is one of the key events organized Read more

Experimental Short-Films competition

Created in 2005 Lucca Film Festival is an annual festival exhibition celebrating and promoting experimental cinema.

Throughout the years acclaimed guests such as Peter Greenaway, Paolo Taviani, Tsai Ming Liang, Abel Ferrara, Jonas Mekas, Michael Snow, Lou Castel, Umberto Lenzi, Kenneth Anger, Boris Lehman, Adolpho Arrietta, Robert Cahen, Antoni Padros and Paolo Gioli have been hosted by the event.

The twelfth edition of the festival will take place on April 2016 and the short film competition will be judged by an international Jury that will be composed of prominent directors, critics and experts in the field of experimental cinema.



Lucca and Ibiza united for the cinema

The film will be premiered during the International festival
in a drive-in staged for the occasion.
Lucca and Ibiza united for the cinema
From the collaboration between Lucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema
and BLOOP Festival Ibiza, comes to life a co-produced short film dedicated to the Wizard of Oz, which launches the new production project “noreason production”

driveinbloop1lffLucca Film Festival and Europa Cinema, the Tuscan film festival that over the years has welcomed names of the calibre of David Lynche, Abel Ferrara, Peter Greenaway and Terry Gilliam, and BLOOP Festival, the international manifestation of culture and contemporary art based in Ibiza. Two countries, Italy and Spain: two artistic organisations united by the passion for cinema. From the new born collaboration between these festivals comes to life a found footage short film (made by re-editing pre-existing video materials into a new original art work) based on Larry Semon`s “The Wizard of Oz”, made in 1925. The short, with the original techno-dub of Pineapple Crocodile, will be premiered as two projections during the 5th edition of the international festival (which will take place from the 16th July to the 16th August 2015), Sunday 19 July and 14 August, in a drive-in staged for the occasion (free admission).

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