Two special events out of competition and the screening of Evolution, the latest film by Kornél Mundruczó

The first day of the 33rd edition of the Trieste Film Festival begins at 6 pm at Theatre Rossetti with two screenings preceding the opening ceremony. The first is è FREIKÖRPERKULTUR, 19’ by Alba Zari (Italy, HD, col., 19′ language: Italian in Bisiacco dialect). Premiered at the Venice International Film Critics’ Week 2021, Zari filmed a family spending the summer months on the Costa dei Barbari near Trieste in the intimacy and beauty of their naked bodies, a poetic short film “about a lost love, about a time gone by when everything was perfect. A time that will never come back” in the director’s words.

This will be followed by the world premiere of TULLIO KEZICH, A PROPOSITO DI ME by Gioia Magrini (Italy 2021, HD, col. & b-n, 60′, Italian language version), a recollection of Kezich’s multifaceted activity as a film critic, producer, playwright and writer, enriched by the private photographic archive of Alessandra Levantesi Kezich’s private photographic archive, together with the repertory of the Luce Cinecittà Historical Archive, has made it possible to set and retrace Tullio’s life from his birth in Trieste. The choice “was not to resort to the usual testimonies of friends and collaborators, but to let him tell his story himself, with the lightness that distinguished him”.

At 8:00 p.m. there will be the opening ceremony of the Trieste Film Festival followed by the Italian premiere screening of the special event opening film EVOLUTION, by Kornél Mundruczó (Germany – Hungary 2021, HD, col., 97′ Hungarian-German language version). Three stories, three different eras. with no apparent connection, but in reality profoundly linked: being Jewish in Central and Eastern Europe, told through the lives of three generations and three places: Auschwitz, Budapest and Berlin. Evolution looks at inherited traumas and whether we can decide to get rid of them. Evolution premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2021.