the first European festival on creativity

2017 Program

Event #21

Matteo Nucci, Valentina Carnelutti

The net of Eros. Betrayal

In betrayal, the net of Eros becomes inextricable or even ironbound. Betrayed by Aphrodite and soaked in ire, Hephaestus constructs the trap where the two lovers will be caught, in a famous tale sung by Homeric bards. But is the lovers or Hephaestus himself who is trapped? When Paris and Helen flee to Troy and Menelaus arms the endeavor, overflowing with rage, is Aphrodite compensating Paris or is she trapping Helen and Menelaus in an unstoppable war? And what net is cast through the anger of scorned Medea, when she traps her enemy while trapping herself in eternal unhappiness? It is the moment of rage and of pride that, according to Plato, can give true meaning to the liberation of eros through the soul. So the soul may finally be united in reconquering itself.

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Matteo Nucci was born in Rome in 1970. He is a scholar of ancient thought and editor of a new edition of Plato’s Symposium (Einaudi, 2009). His first novel, Sono comuni le cose degli amici, was finalist at Premio Strega 2010. In 2011 he wrote the novel-essay Il toro non sbaglia mai, published by Ponte alle Grazie. The narrative essay Le lacrime degli eroi (Einaudi, 2013) is about the weeping in homeric poems. In 2017 he wrote the novel È giusto obbedire alla notte (Ponte alle Grazie), also finalist at the Premio Strega. L’abisso di Eros, narrative essay on seduction from Homer to Plato, published by Ponte alle Grazie in 2018. His short stories have been published in main magazines, anthologies and e-books (such as Mai, 2014). He principally works with Il Venerdì di Repubblica and L’Espresso. He takes care of a taurine culture web: www.uominietori.it

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Valentina Carnelutti

actress and author, nominated this year for the Nastro d’Argento, has been directed by M. T. Giordana (La meglio gioventù), T. Angelopoulos (La polvere del tempo), P. Virzì (Tutta la vita davanti, La pazza gioia), C. Maselli (Le ombre rosse), A. Orlando (Sfiorarsi) and many others. She is the author of  Sfiorarsi (A. Orlando) and of the film ReCuiem which she also directed. She also directed the documentary Melkam Zena in Ethiopia and the videoclip Le conseguenze dell’ingenuità.

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Friday 1 September 2017, 09.15 pm

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Event #6

Friday 1 September 2017, 11.00 pm

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Saturday 2 September 2017, 10.00 am

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Event #10

Saturday 2 September 2017, 11.45 am

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Event #13

Saturday 2 September 2017, 12.15 pm

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Event #14Approfonditamente

Saturday 2 September 2017, 02.45 pm

Matteo Cerri

Keeping cool: hibernation and the exotic network of its physiology

Event #15

Saturday 2 September 2017, 03.00 pm

Nicola Gardini

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Event #24

Saturday 2 September 2017, 11.00 pm

Alessandro Barbero

Clandestine networks. A network of partisans: the GAP groups in Rome and the attack in Via Rasella

Event #26

Sunday 3 September 2017, 10.00 am

Emanuele Biggi

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Event #39

Sunday 3 September 2017, 09.00 pm

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Event #41

Sunday 3 September 2017, 11.00 pm

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Clandestine networks. A network of terrorists: the Red Brigades and the kidnapping of Aldo Moro

Event #48Children / Kids

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Event #61Children / Kids

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