Happy birthday amici miei! – Florence pays tribute to Mario Monicelli

Thursday 30 July 2015 – 9.30 pm Piazza S. Spirito (Florence)

Buon compleanno Amici miei!

Tribute to Maestro Mario Monicelli

Free admission

Guest: Athina Cenci

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On Thursday 30th July starting at 9.30 pm in Piazza Santo Spirito we celebrate the centenary of the maestro Mario Monicelli and the 40th anniversary of the film “My friends.”

It will be an incredible evening of celebration during which Florentines can pay homage to one of the greatest Italian directors, whose films (including the saga of Amici miei) have contributed to popularizing Italian comedy and the typical goliardic spirit of the Florentines. Some sketches from the film are now present in the collective imagination and many situations are constantly emulated even by the youngest individuals.

The event is organized by the Cultural Commission of District 1 of Florence, by the Council of District 1 of Florence and the Cultural Association “Bang!” In collaboration with Filmauro di Aurelio De Laurentiis, “Quelli della Compagnia” of Fondazione Sistema Toscana and Ecoframes Film and Tv.

Thanks to the availability of De Laurentis, the film “Amici My – Act 1” will be screened in S. Spirito, with an appearance by special guest Athina Cenci, whose incredible talent won her a David di Donatello for “Let’s Hope it’s Female.” Before the screening, the short film “The Last Gypsy” will be shown and then we will join the whole square for a toast in memory of the Maestro, celebrating him with this last (for now) “Gypsy.” Matteo Cichero presents the evening.

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The complete program:

9.30 pm – Screening of the short film “The Last Gypsy,” conceived and produced by Francesco Conforti, directed by Federico Micali & Yuri Parrettini, produced by Gerontofilm.

9.50 pm – Brindisi in the Piazza with the actress Athina Cenci as guest of honor.

10.00 pm – Screening on the facade of the church of Santo Spirito of the film “Amici My – Act I” produced by Filmauro.