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FONDAZIONE PRADA ANNOUNCES THE SEPTEMBER PROGRAM OF CINEMA GODARD INCLUDING TALKS WITH DIRECTORS WES ANDERSON, WERNER HERZOG, AND REBECCA ZLOTOWSKI AND ACCOMPANIED BY AN EXHIBITION DEVOTED TO ANDERSON’S FILM “ASTEROID CITY”
Milan, 31 August 2023 – From 1 September 2023, Fondazione Prada’s movie theatre, Cinema Godard, relaunches its proposal that explores the present and past movie landscape like an open and ever-changing festival. International directors Wes Anderson, Werner Herzog and Rebecca Zlotowski will participate in three talks to inaugurate the new film season, curated by Paolo Moretti. The show “Wes Anderson – Asteroid City: Exhibition”, on view at Fondazione Prada’s Milan venue from 23 September 2023 to 7 January 2024, will be unveiled on the occasion of the Italian premiere of the latest film by the American filmmaker.
As stated by Miuccia Prada, “Cinema is a laboratory for new ideas and a space of cultural education—for this reason, we have decided to name our movie theatre after Jean-Luc Godard. His work’s experimental and visionary power is a constant inspiration to renew our foundation’s commitment to spread cinematographic and visual languages and explore emerging narrative forms by activating a place where people have the opportunity to reflect on the world and their lives.”
The new name of Fondazione Prada’s Cinema pays tribute to one of the most experimental and innovative directors in world cinematography, whose work has influenced generations of cinephiles, artists and spectators. Cinema Godard is strengthening the link between the Franco-Swiss director and Fondazione Prada, for whom he conceived and realized “Le Studio d’Orphée” and “Accent-sœur”, his only permanent installations open to the public. From February to December 2023, Fondazione Prada devotes a retrospective to Godard, examining his vast and complex filmography and presenting in September British Sounds (1970), Pravda (1970), Le vent d’est (1970) and Lotte in Italia (1971) on the big screen.