Milan Movie Week brings screenings across the city.

First edition of new festival of cinema and AV.

Beginning Friday 14 September, Milan’s brand-new festival of cinema and audiovisuals launches with screenings, first previews, conferences, workshops, meetings with actors and directors, and debates across the city.

Milan Movie Week examines the cinematic art along its entire lifeline, from production to distribution, and covers parallel issues like training and exploitation.

Cinemas, schools of cinematography, production houses and cultural associations will take part in the wide-reaching programme.

Highlights of the programme include an installation in the San Sepolcro crypt by director Michelangelo Antonioni dedicated to Michelangelo Buonarroti’s Moses, conserved in Rome’s San Pietro in Vincoli church.

Another exhibit not to be missed is dedicated to Italy’s iconic actress Claudia Cardinale, with photos, books, posters, films and music from her roles in film versions of 19th and 20th century masterpieces like Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s The Leopard or Leonardo Sciascia’s The Day of the Owl.

Scores of events in 52 locations throughout greater Milan are detailed in the festival programme.