the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.27

Giuseppe Bertolucci, Emanuele Trevi

In words and pictures: cinema and literature

In the current development stage of the so-called ‘entertainment society,’ the long and adventurous relationship between cinema and literature seems to demand a radical rethinking. The Hollywood industry of entertainment, as well as Italian cinema, keep digging into the inexhaustible gold mine of literature looking for effective plots, characters and situations capable of triggering the identification mechanism. Transferring a story from the pages of a book to a screenplay is a complex undertaking that offers rich opportunities but is also fraught with difficulties. It is a model of world knowledge, an aesthetic challenge, a utopian endeavor based upon the dream of unifying the arts—ultimately, an experiment open to many surprises in the future. 


Giuseppe Bertolucci

film director and author of many tv, cinema and theater screenplays, has has his début as a film director in 1971 with I poveri muoiono prima. He has cooperated with his brother Bernardo, the filmmaker, in writing the screenplay for Novecento. In 1977 he adapted R. Benigni’s performance Berlinguer ti voglio bene, for the moving pictures. Together with V. Cerami, Bertolucci has written Segreti segreti (1984). Other screenplays include TuttoBenigni (1986), Amori in corso (1989), Il dolce rumore della vita (1999), and L’amore probabilmente (2001). This year, Bompiani published his book Cose da dire.

Emanuele Trevi

is a writer and literary critic. His most famous books include I cani del nulla. Una storia vera (Einaudi, 2003), Senza verso. Un’estate a Roma (Laterza, 2005), Qualcosa di scritto (Ponte alle Grazie, 2012) and Il viaggio iniziatico («i Libri del Festival della Mente», Laterza, 2013). He translated and edited the edition of The Little Prince published by Newton Compton (2015). He collaborates with Radio 3 and writes for Corriere della Sera and il manifesto.

All theevents2011


Evento n.1

Chiara Saraceno

Too much inequality hinders everyone’s well-being

Evento n.2

Giuseppe Penone, Sergio Risaliti

Flowing in time like a river pebble

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

How did Middle Ages men think? The friar

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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