The 18th Milan Film Festival comes of age on Thursday 5 September for another eleven days of first editions of shorts, feature movies and documentaries, animated and experimental movies in several venues around the city, from Teatro Strehler, Teatro Studio, Parco Sempione, Teatro dell’Arte, ex-Bazzi, Spazio Oberdan, Auditorium S. Fedele to the Cascina Cuccagna.
From 10.00 into the small hours, indoors and in the open air, the festival will include two special sections: “Great Expectations” featuring early shorts by directors or actors who have gone on to win laurels, all of them never screened before in Milan, and “The Platinum Collection”, gems from previous editions of the festival.
A detailed programme, including trailers, is available on the festival website (also in English: look for the link ENG at the top of the home page). And the subscription to Milano Film Festival 2013 (full or reduced for under-30s and over-60s ) gives you discounts for theatres, concerts and cultural events around the city.
To get into the mood, a selection of the best short films from the past editions - animation, extraordinary adventures, love and stories from far away - will be screened on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August in the M2 metro station Garibaldi.
And in parallel to the screenings, “Parklive” will provide eleven days of live music and dj sets at Parco Sempione with free entry. Every day from 18.30 catch singer-songwriters, dj sets, or indie rock groups of the new Italian scene on stage in Piazza del Cannone, in between an open-air projection and a dinner at the bar-trattoria.