Milan hosts 22nd Film Festival

28 Sept-8 Oct. Milan festival shows 1,200 films from 70 countries.

Milano Film Festival opens this week for 11 days of screenings, debates, presentations and meetings with special guests.

Divided as usual into three sections – full-length, shorts and political documentaries – the festival is spread across the city in locations like the Base events centre in Via Bergognone, the Mudec Museum of Cultures and Ducale Multisala in Piazza Napoli.

The Meeting Pot (yes, your read that right – not “melting pot”) is the festival’s project all about second generations and dedicated to high-school students, to suburbs and to kids that have many cultures – and love them all. Five master classes with five young critics and five international film directors, two free workshops and a special section created for the 22nd edition.

At Ducale Multisala the section “Lost In Japan” is dedicated to Japanese animation, collected anime cult films that have made history such as Belladonna of Sadness by Eiichi Yamamoto, Paprika by Satoshi Kon, Mind Game by Masaaki Yuasa and Ghost in the shell by Oshii Mamoru.

A full programme of the screenings and special events is on the festival website.  The festival runs from 28 September to 8 October.  Tickets are available at all three venues, costing from €5 to €7.50.