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Enamorada and Rosauro Castro will be presented in Bologna

Enamorada, by Emilio “El Indio” Fernández, and Rosauro Castro, by Roberto Gavaldón, will be presented at the 32nd edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy, as part of a collaboration between Il Cinema Ritrovato, the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and the Cineteca Nacional. Daniela Michel, founder and General Director of FICM, will attend the festival.

Il Cinema Ritrovato is organized annually by the Bologna Film Library and stands out as one of the best festivals of restored cinema in the world, presenting an annual selection of extraordinary titles of great historical value, which have been recovered and restored by film archives around the world. The 32nd edition of this festival will take place from June 23rd to July 1st, 2018.

Enamorada (1946, dir. Emilio Fernández)

Enamorada (1946, dir. Emilio Fernández)

Enamorada (1946) will be presented in the “Recoverd & Restored” section, which brings together the best 35 mm and digital restorations from around the world. This year, the festival will pay tribute to the B movies from Hollywood’s cinema golden age, produced by Republic Pictures and personally chosen by Martin Scorsese. The titles include That Brennan Girl (1946), by Alfred Santell, a melodrama about a self-absorbed mother and her daughter; The Plunderers (1948), by Joseph Kane, a western-crime movie, and Laughing Anne (1954), an exotic melodrama directed by Herbert Wilcox.

Rosauro Castro (1950, dir. Roberto Gavaldón)

Rosauro Castro (1950, dir. Roberto Gavaldón)

As part of their outdoor screenings section, the festival will also screen Rosauro Castro (1950) in the Piazza Maggiore along with a selection of other titles including Gilda (1946), by Charles Vidor, and Bicycle Thieves (1948), by Vittorio De Sica, among others.

Alejandro Pelayo, Director of the Cineteca Nacional, suggests that, Roberto Gavaldón’s filmography “gave shape to a very particular tragic universe, centered on characters confronting an always adverse destiny in which such tragedy started from a decisive social environment or from succumbing to his darkest passions,” as happens in Rosauro Castro.

In 2017, the FICM presented at Il Cinema Ritrovato, in collaboration with the UNAM Film Library and the Cineteca Nacional, the program “Revolution and Adventure: Mexican Cinema in the Golden Age”, made up by eight Mexican classic films.