Detroit Film Theatre

Cinetopia Film Festival: I KNEW HER WELL (Io la conoscevo bene)

Thursday, June 08, 2017

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Italy/France/1965--directed by Antonio Pietrangeli)
Adriana (the radiant Stefania Sandrelli of The Conformist and Divorce Italian Style) is immersed in the pop culture, music, sexual freedom and obsession with celebrity that is Rome in the mid-1960s—the pinnacle of the La Dolce Vita era. By way of a series of intimate encounters—each becoming its own distinctive episode—co-scenarists Pietrangeli and Ettore Scola (A Special Day) have created a character who’s resilient, irresistible and impossible as she takes on the dreams, challenges, heartbreak and unexpected humor of city life. I Knew Her Well has never received American distribution until now, and its freshness, honesty and knockout central performance reveal it to be a precious, nearly-lost gem of Italian ‘60s cinema. This new 4K digital restoration was made possible by Janus Films in partnership with Cineteca di Bologna. (114 min.)
Festival passes are now on sale. Individual tickets will be available May 9 at the festival website.
Cineteca di Bologna, one of Europe’s most renowned archives for film restoration and preservation, organizes the world-renowned festival Il Cinema Ritrovato every summer, where thousands view classic films at outdoor screenings in Bologna's Piazza Maggiore. A special touring program of rare, previously endangered, newly-restored classic films will be presented during this year’s Cinetopia Festival, from June 8th through June 11th, exclusively at the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre. This series is curated by Guy Borlée of Cineteca di Bologna and Elliot Wilhelm of the Detroit Film Theatre, in collaboration with The Italian Consulate in Detroit .