Italy’s National Museum of Cinema CEO visits Film Museum of Iran 

November 4, 2018

TEHRAN – Sergio Toffetti, president of the National Museum of Cinema in Turin, visited the Film Museum of Iran (FMI) in Tehran on Saturday, the FMI has announced. 

Toffetti also held a meeting with FMI director Alireza Qasemkhan after his visit to the different sections of the museum.

He said that the National Museum of Cinema in Turin preserves a collection of 200 Iranian feature, documentary and animated films from filmmakers such as Bahram Beizai, Amir Naderi, Manuchehr Tayyab, Nasser Taqvai and Shahrokh Golestan.

The two directors also discussed enhancing bilateral relations between the cinemas of Iran and Italy.

Toffetti is in Iran to attend a five-day session on the Italian neorealist cinema that opened at the Film Museum of Iran on Thursday.

Italian neorealism is a national film movement that is characterized by stories set among the poor and the working class.

The program reviews Roberto Rossellini’s 1945 war thriller “Rome, Open City” and Vittorio De Sica’s movies “Shoeshine” (1946), “Bicycle Thieves” (1948), “Miracle in Milan” (1951) and “Umberto D.” (1952).

An exhibition of posters and stills from the Italian neorealist films has also been organized on the sidelines of the event.

Photo: Sergio Toffetti, the director of Italy’s National Museum of Cinema, poses at the Film Museum of Iran in Tehran on November 3, 2018. (FMI)


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