Milan Triennale celebrates modernity in movies

Until end Aug. Modernity the theme of the summer programme.

Running until the end of August, Milan’s XXI Triennale has programmed screenings of 36 movies dedicated to modernity, including eight first previews, six silent masterpieces with live incidental music, cult movies, documentaries, major classics in totally renovated format, and a sprinkling of rarities.

Cinema is a kaleidoscope of reality, say the organisers, which can capture lives, places, landscapes or reinvent them and project the audience into an imaginary space which doesn’t exist outside the hall. The “seventh art” has also often chosen to take architecture and its personalities as the material for its works, thus creating a virtuous circle in which the two languages, by meeting together, multiply their respective aesthetic values.

Most of the films included in the programme have architecture as an important element, such as Fritz Lang’s masterpiece Metropolis, or Jan Epstein’s Fall of the House of Usher.

The programme, headlined “21st Century Design After Design”, is being hosted at Spazio Oberdan’s Alda Merini hall in Viale Vittorio Veneto 2.

The full programme of the screenings is available on the Spazio Oberdan website.