Turin National Museum of Cinema CEO to attend Italian neorealist films session in Tehran 

October 30, 2018

TEHRAN – Sergio Toffetti, president of the National Museum of Cinema in Turin, is scheduled to attend a session that will be organized by the Film Museum of Iran about Italian neorealist cinema.

Roberta Basano, the director of the photo archives of the Turin museum, and Italian journalist Francesca Paci will accompany Toffetti during the trip to Tehran.

Italian neorealism, a national film movement that is characterized by stories set among the poor and the working class, will be reviewed during a five-day session beginning on Thursday at the Film Museum of Iran.

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) will be screened during the program.

An exhibition of posters and stills from the Italian neorealist films will also be organized at the museum on the sidelines of the event.

Photo: Turin National Museum of Cinema president Sergio Toffetti.