the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.8

Francesco Piccolo

How to write a screenplay

This event is meant as an opportunity to describe a screenwriting workshop—how to create a story line, what scenes should be turned into a movie, the work of the screenwriter coping with the very concrete kind of writing that movies demand. Above all, the event will investigate the relationship between fiction and moving pictures—not only differences as people often think, but many similarities and common traits. All of this will be explained by means of comparing two fiction writers who share a very cinematic style: Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Carver. By means of direct comparisons, Francesco Piccolo will show how a story can translate from fiction to cinema, and what the phrase ‘this movie was inspired by a book’ actually means.


Francesco Piccolo

is a fiction writer and has been writing screenplays for years. Some of his latest works include: Paz!, directed by R. De Maria (2002); Ovunque sei by M. Placido (2004); Nemmeno in un sogno by G. Greco (2002); Agata e la tempesta (2003) and Giorni e nuvole (2006) by S. Soldini; Caos calmo (2008) by A. Grimaldi; My Name Is Tanino (2002) and La prima cosa bella (2010) by P. Virzì; Il caimano (2006) and Habemus Papam (2011) by N. Moretti. He co-authored the successful tv show Vieni via con me. He contributes articles on politics and cinema to various media. In 1997 he won the Giuseppe Berto and the Piero Chiara literary prizes with his 1996 book Storie di primogeniti e figli unici (Feltrinelli). His latest books are Allegro occidentale (Feltrinelli, 2003); Scrivere è un tic (minimum fax, 2006); L'Italia spensierata (Laterza, 2007); La separazione del maschio (Einaudi, 2008), and Momenti di trascurabile felicità (Einaudi, 2010).

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Chiara Saraceno

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Giuseppe Penone, Sergio Risaliti

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Evento n.3

Kinds of lies

Evento n.4

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Can artificial life exist?

Evento n.6

Zygmunt Bauman

Reflections on the notions of community and network, on social networks and Facebook

Evento n.7

Alessandro Barbero

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Evento n.8

Francesco Piccolo

How to write a screenplay

Evento n.10

Maurizio Bettini

Mythological forms of memory in ancient Greece and Rome

Evento n.11

Almudena Grandes, Ranieri Polese

History from the viewpoint of women

Evento n.12

Adriano Prosperi

Crime and forgiveness

Evento n.14

Gian Carlo Calza

Different, eccentric, extraordinary: aesthetics and creativity between Asia and the West

Evento n.16

Marco Belpoliti

As you have seen it on tv

Evento n.17

Salvatore Veca

On philosophical imagination

Evento n.18

Vittorio Gregotti

City, metropolis and urban design

Evento n.19

Enzo Bianchi

Paths of humanization

Evento n.20

Patrizia Cavalli

Poetry knows everything first

Evento n.21

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life is communication

Evento n.23

Silvio Orlando

Diderot, Rameau and other paradoxes

Evento n.24

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The merchant

Evento n.26

Franco Borgogno

In other people’s hearts and minds. A psychoanalyst between tradition and creativity

Evento n.27

Giuseppe Bertolucci, Emanuele Trevi

In words and pictures: cinema and literature

Evento n.28

Michela Marzano

Mind and body: anorexia, or the enigma of desire

Evento n.29

Alfonso Berardinelli

Intellectual types, styles and powers

Evento n.30

Luca Scarlini

The power of images, the images of power

Evento n.31

Felice Cimatti

Mind, communication and language in animals, including Homo sapiens

Evento n.32

Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna

Regretting the families of yesteryear?

Evento n.33

Alberto Manguel

The Muse of impossibility

Evento N.34

Ennio Peres

Mathematics is the game of life

Evento N.35

Luce Irigaray

Saving human energy. Breathing: a source of universal sharing

Evento n.36

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life yesterday, today and tomorrow

Evento n.37

Sonia Bergamasco, Fabrizio Gifuni

A quiet sunny day. Attilio Bertolucci and Pier Paolo Pasolini, a friendship in verse

Evento n.39

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The knight

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