Exit Through the Gift Shop

Lo schermo dell’arte  in collaboration with Fondazione Sistema Toscana Mediateca, Pier Francesco Aiello for P.F.A. FILMS and Feltrinelli Real Cinema and thanks to the support of GOLD and OPINION CIATTI, presents the film: Exit Through the Gift Shop by BANKSY


Thursday, May 12, 2011
9 p.m. (Second show at 11 p.m.)
Odeon Firenze, piazza Strozzi

Original sound  with Italian subtitles

The italian premiere of the film Exit Through the Gift Shop, by Banksy,  the most mysterious street artist  in the world.

Banksy is world-famous, but nobody knows his real identity. All that’s known is that he was born ca. 35 years ago in Bristol, that he creates his art through guerrilla-style assaults on symbolic locations in cities throughout the world, and that his work, despite his highly critical take on the art world, is desperately sought-after by collectors, including the stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

With this premiere at the Odeon Cinema in Florence, Lo schermo dell’arte continues to present films in which the themes of cinema and art converge, as happened in 2010, with Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s intense film Women Without Men, and, later, with British director Duncan Ward’s corrosive Boogie Woogie.011.

Exit Through the Gift Shop is distributed in Italy by P.F.A. Films, and soon to be available on home video in Feltrinelli’s Real Cinema series, the film garnered extraordinary acclaim at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival, and has been nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar, 2011.

This is the inside story of Street Art – a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film.

Exit Through the Gift Shop is one of the most provocative films about art ever made, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale… with bolt cutters.
The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. The world’s first street art disaster movie.

Quote by Banksy “It’s the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed”.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

  • A Banksy Film
  • Produced by JAIMIE D’CRUZ
  • Narrated by RHYS IFANS
  • Executive Producers HOLLY CUSHING & JAMES GAY-REES
  • Sound JIM CAREY
  • Music Supervision & Original Score GEOFF BARROW
  • Original Music Composed & performed by RONI SIZE
  • Online Editor ADAM EDDY
  • Colourist ADAM GLASMAN
  • Additional Filming AIKO NAKAGAWA
  • Dubbing Mixer ALAN SALLABANK
  • Supervising Sound Editor JACK GILLIES

Life Remote Control
Directed and Edited by THIERRY GUETTA
Featuring (in order of appearance)

  • ZEUS
  • BORF


Follow the festival talks’ programme of the 13th edition of Lo schermo dell’arte


Wednesday, November 11
[mini-icon icon=”map-marker”]Manifattura Tabacchi
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Duchamp Is Our Lawyer. Francesco Urbano Ragazzi in conversation with Kenneth Goldsmith
The curatorial collective Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, authors of the exhibition Hillary. The Hillary Clinton Emails (Venezia, 2019), and Kenneth Goldsmith, poet, critic, founder of the online archive UbuWeb, reflect on the storage, consumption and diffusion of works of art on the Internet.
Available for live streaming on Lo schermo dell’arte and Manifattura Tabacchi’s Facebook pages


[mini-icon icon=”map-marker”]Cinema La Compagnia
[mini-icon icon=”time clock”] 7:00 pm
Flatform, authors of the film History of a Tree in conversation with Silvia Lucchesi, director Lo schermo dell’arte.
On demand on PiùCompagnia in collaboration with MYmovies
Available for live streaming on Lo schermo dell’arte’s Facebook page

Friday, November 13
[mini-icon icon=”map-marker”]Manifattura Tabacchi
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Commissioning Artists’ Moving Images | Round table
with: Beatrice Bulgari (Fondazione In Between Art Film), Han Nefkens (Han Nefkens Foundation), Mason Leaver-Yap (KW Institute for Contemporary Art), moderated by Leonardo Bigazzi.
Whether inspired by a specific theme or linked to a rigorous curatorial framework, commissioning is a fundamental process to support and develop the artists’ vision and their careers. In this round table we will discuss different strategies that were recently employed by three international institutions to successfully produce ground-breaking artists’ moving image works.
Available for live streaming on Lo schermo dell’arte and Manifattura Tabacchi’s Facebook pages


[mini-icon icon=”map-marker”]Cinema La Compagnia
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Artist Anna Franceschini, author of the film BUSTROFEDICO, in conversation with the curator Milovan Farronato.
On demand on PiùCompagnia in collaboration with MYmovies
Available for live streaming on Lo schermo dell’arte’s Facebook page


Saturday, November 14
[mini-icon icon=”map-marker”]Cinema La Compagnia
[mini-icon icon=”time clock”] 3:00 pm
The artists Adrian Paci, MASBEDO, Elena Mazzi e Silvia Giambrone of the programme Mascarilla 19 in conversation with the curators Leonardo Bigazzi, Alessandro Rabattini and Paola Ugolini.
On demand on PiùCompagnia in collaboration with MYmovies
Available for live streaming on Lo schermo dell’arte’s Facebook page


[mini-icon icon=”map-marker”]Cinema La Compagnia
[mini-icon icon=”time clock”] 7:00 pm
Artist Riccardo Benassi, author of the film Phonemenology, in conversation with the director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich Andrea Lissoni.
On demand on PiùCompagnia in collaboration with MYmovies
Available for live streaming on Lo schermo dell’arte’s Facebook page


Garage Screen – Artdoc

Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival was invited by the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow to participate in ARTDOC, a project conceived to investigate the ways in which cinema illuminates contemporary art.

From October 20-23, 2011, 17 documentaries will be presented at the Garage Center in Moscow, many of them from the Festival’s archive, on several of the most important protagonists of the international contemporary art scene, among them Olafur Eliasson, Christian Boltanski, Maurizio Cattelan; and investigative documentaries on the art market and the development of the art scene in  Russia and China. The film program stems from a collaboration between Garage, Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival and Ben Lewis Television.

ARTDOC’s program includes the international panel “Why does cinema need ARTDOC?” Participants include Silvia Lucchesi, Leonardo Bigazzi, Ben Lewis, Eugene Mitta, Tamara Dondurey and Andrey Silvestrov. Why has the production of documentaries about contemporary art increased so much in  recent years? What are the various typologies of ARTDOC? Why is Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival so successful in a museum-city like Florence? These are some of the themes which will be discussed.

ARTDOC is the second appointment of GARAGE SCREEN, a project curated by Olya Borissova of the Education Department of Moscow’s Garage Center, which investigates the problems of our time through the presentation of documentary films about contemporary art.


2011 October, 20 – 23
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture

Visit the website of Garage Center for Contemporary Culture


October 20

Oscar Niemeyer. A vida è um sopro

by Fabiano Maciel, Brasile, 2006, 52′

October 21

Bending Space. Georges Rousse and the Durham Project
by Penelope Maunsell e Kenny Dalsheimer, USA, 2007, 56′

Olafur Eliasson. Space is Process
by Jacob Jørgensen, Germania, 2010, 76′

October 22

House on the Furmanniy Lane
by Andrey Silvestrov, Russia, 2010, 52′
This film – one of the first attempts to understand informal art of the USSR during Perestroika – got its name from the famous Furmanniy Iane, where a squat arose in the late 80s which united young artists of the time.

Vinogradov and Dubosarsky: Picture for an order
by Eugeni Mitta, Russia, 72′
The second film of Eugeni Mitta and Alexander Sheyn’s documentary series, “Anthology of contemporary art”. The protagonists are artists Vinogradov and Dubosarsky. In an hour, viewer will see the working process of the artists in their studio, trace the history of Russian contemporary art and learn about the structure of the art market.

The Great Contemporary Art Bubble
by Ben Lewis, UK, 2009, 90′

Why does cinema need ARTDOC?

  • Silvia Lucchesi – art historian, author of numerous books and articles on contemporary art, curator of exhibitions, producer, director and founder of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival.
  • Leonardo Bigazzi – projects manager, responsible also for fundraising and promoting international relations and development Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival; curator of various exhibitions and projects.
  • Ben Lewis – director of documentaries, art critic and author of numerous articles on contemporary art.
  • Eugeni Mitta – gallery owner, scene-designer, actor, artist and director.
  • Tamara Dondurey – art historian, film critic, editor of the directorate of movie screenings of the “First Channel”.

Chine, Empire of Art
by Sheng Zhimin, Emma Tassy, Francia, 2009, 56′

October 23

Art Safari
by Ben Lewis, UK, 240′
The title Art Safari speaks for itself. Ben Lewis not only made movie-portraits of contemporary artists, but, like a hunter, found in their biographies the most interesting titbits, turning his stories into ironic opuses. Eight half-hour sketches about Maurizio Cattelan, Relational Art, Gregor Schneider, Matthew Barney, Wim Delvoye, Takashi Murakami, Santiago Sierra, Sophie Calle.

Oleg Kulik – Challenge and Provocation
by Eugeni Mitta, Russia, 2008, 70′
The first film in Eugeni Mitta and Alexander Sheyn’s documentary series “Anthology of Contemporary Art”. The main character is Oleg Kulik, an artist famous for his provocative “Man-Dog” performances.

Les vies possibles de Christian Boltanki
by Heinz-Peter Schwerfel, Francia, 2009, 52′

GLITCH. Interferences between art and cinema

October, 11th 2014 – January, 6th 2015
PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
via Palestro 14, Milan

GLITCH. Interferenze tra arte e cinema, curated by Davide Giannella, is the widest overview so far in Italy dedicated to one of the central themes of contemporary art, bringing together works by Italian artists of the last generation, designed to explore the relationship of language and context between two different worlds : the art and the cinema.

In the exhibition the film winner of the 2012 edition of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Prize
Mastequoia Op. 09 – 013 by Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli, Giacomo Sponzilli and Gabriele Silli



stories of collectors

On occasion of Artissima2013 the Pinacoteca Agnelli presents I ♥ Collections, three documentary-films from Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival archive.


November 8-9-10 2013
Reference Library
Pinacoteca Agnelli

Pinacoteca Agnelli
Via Nizza 230/103,Torino
T. 011 00 62 008 / 011 00 62 713

Free entrance subject to availability.
All the films are with Italian subtitles.


Friday, November 8 h. 4:30pm

Herb & Dorothy
di Megumi Sasaki, Stati Uniti 2009, 87′

 Saturday, November 9 h. 4:30pm

The Art of the Steal
di Don Argott, Stati Uniti 2009, 101′

Sunday, November 10 h. 4:30 pm

The Desert of Forbidden Art
by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev, Russia, USA, Uzbekistan 2010, 80′

Internet Festival 2014: Yes Men Fix the World

October, 10th ottobre 2014 at 8.30 pm
Cineclub Arsenale
vicolo Scaramucci 4, Pisa

Within the context of the 4th edition of the Internet Festival, that takes place from October 9th to 12th, Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival presents

Yes Men Fix the World by Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, UK, France, USA, 2009, 87’

Awarded with the prestigious audience award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2009, the The Yes Men Fix the World is a screwball true story that follows a couple of gonzo political activists as they infiltrate the world of big business and pull off outrageous pranks that highlight the ways that corporate greed is destroying the planet. Along the way the duo discover the culprits behind the cult of greed, and in a wildly uplifting ending, they find a way for everyone to defeat the cult and save civilization from its own worst excesses.

Original language with Italian subtitles
Free Entrance

Iniziative organized within the context of the Settimana della Cultura in Toscana, promoted by Regione Toscana and Toscana Promozione.

Island of the Hungry Ghosts at Cinema La Compagnia

Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival presents [button link=”http://www.schermodellarte.org/scheda_film.php?id=286&lingua=ENG&nochiudi=1?iframe=true&width=800&height=600″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]Island of the Hungry Ghosts[/button] by Gabrielle Brady at Cinema La Compagnia, Florence.

The film was born in 2015 within the project Feature Expanded, and it won the award for best documentary in 7 international festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival and the Mumbai International Film Festival in 2018.

Island of the Hungry Ghosts is set on Christmas Island, a small Australian island located in the middle of the Indian ocean, where every year 50 millions of red crabs migrate from the heart of the jungle to the sea. On the same island, hundreds of asylum seekers are detained indefinitely in a maximum-security facility. The director takes a close look at the tragedy of these very damaged and subdued people, rendered powerless by the authorities and forcibly separated from their loved ones.

Take a look at the interview with Gabrielle Brady realised during the 11th edition of Lo schermo dell’arte.

[tab title=”INFORMATIONS”]Florence, April 11-17, 2019
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
by Gabrielle Brady, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, 2018, 94’
Vo: English, French, Farsi, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese; Sub: English, Italian
Cinema La Compagnia
Via Cavour 50R
The screening will be in original language with Italian subtitles.
Entry tickets: 6€ full price | 5€ reduced price

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Thursday the 11th of April, h: 9pm
Friday the 12th of April, h: 7pm
Saturday the 13th of April, h: 9pm
Sunday the 14th of April, h: 7pm
Tuesday the 16th of April, h: 7pm
Thursday the 18th of April, h: 5pm


Les coups de coeur du Schermo dell’arte

Lo schermo dell’arte presenta una selezione di quattro film d’artista presso il Cinema Dynamo del Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève il giorno 7 marzo 2017 dalle ore 19:00


A Brief Story of Princess X

di Gabriel Abrantes
Portogallo, Francia, Regno Unito, 2016, 7′

L’eccentrica e altezzosa principessa Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962), pronipote di Napoleone, fu scrittrice, psicoanalista e pioniera della libertà sessuale. Nel 1905 Sigmund Freud, di cui Marie fu allieva e del quale tradusse in francese l’opera, asseriva che l’orgasmo femminile derivasse dall’atto di penetrazione. Marie, invece, per niente persuasa da tali affermazioni e delusa dalla propria esperienza personale, teorizzò che esso fosse dovuto alla distanza che intercorre tra clitoride e vagina. Fermamente convinta della sua teoria, la principessa decise di sottoporsi a due operazioni chirurgiche al fine di raggiungere la propria soddisfazione. La vicenda è narrata e custodita nella storia dell’esecuzione dell’opera Principess X (1916) di Costantin Brâncuși. Il noto scultore dopo aver dedicato cinque anni al ritratto della committente Marie, distrusse l’opera Woman Looking in a Mirror (1909), trasformandola in una testa ovoidale leggermente inclinata e dal collo lungo che termina in un busto pieno, dall’ambiguo significato: una sinuosa forma fallica in bronzo specchiante. Ma tale trasformazione fu dovuta ad una sottile ironia dello scultore o ad una incomprensione tra la Principessa e il suo esecutore? Provocante e urticante il film di Gabriel Abrantes, voice-over della narrazione, dialoga ironizzando sulla storia di Princess X attenendosi fedelmente a fatti realmente accaduti.

Black Code/Code Noir

di Louis Henderson
Regno Unito, Francia, 2015, 21′

L’immagine di una pagina dei Black Codes, l’insieme delle leggi che a partire dal 1876 portarono alla segregazione razziale nel Sud America, è il punto di partenza su cui Henderson costruisce questa sua meditazione sul razzismo contemporaneo. Da sempre il regista nei suoi lavori indaga i rapporti che vigono tra la società e le nuove forme di colonialismo. Il film mostra in un rapido montaggio le immagini della rivoluzione di Haiti, primo stato americano ad ottenere l’indipendenza della gens de couleur, i protocolli di sicurezza della polizia americana moderna, l’uccisione, senza apparente motivo, di due afroamericani, Michael Brown e Powell Kajieme, assassinati per strada rispettivamente a Ferguson e St. Louis (Missouri) da agenti di polizia nel 2014. Il film si concentra in particolare sull’aspra reazione che si riversò su internet da parte della comunità nera, e su come emerga dalle pagine del web il sentimento di unità delle popolazioni afro-americane. Montando video registrati su smartphone e materiali di archivio, e facendo riferimento ai grandi raduni sulle piazze telematiche del web, il regista fornisce l’accesso ai fatti storici che hanno segnato la vita degli afro-americani, su cui riecheggiano le parole di Malcom X e la rievocazione del pensiero animista dell’indipendenza haitiana.

In Waking Hours

di Sarah Vanagt
Katrien Vanagt, Belgio 2015, 18 ‘

La studiosa Katrien Vanagt compie un esperimento ottico ripreso da un antico trattato di medicina e trasforma la cucina di casa sua a Bruxelles in una camera oscura, alla presenza vigile e gioiosa dei suoi bambini che ne prendono parte. La filmmaker Sarah Vanagt registra le fasi di questa esperienza in cui Katrien, seguendo le istruzioni del libro, adopera l’occhio di una mucca appena deceduta e rimuovendo la membrana del nervo ottico, la utilizza come una lente attraverso la quale guardare gli oggetti del mondo. Il film è un meraviglioso viaggio nelle forme e nei colori della natura che, osservati attraverso la lente, si materializzano al nostro cospetto come le immagini di un quadro. Il medium dell’occhio della mucca diventa in tal modo lo stesso strumento fornito allo spettatore per guardare attraverso la macchina da presa, assottigliando così la distanza tra finzione e reale.

Common Assembly: Deterritorializing the Palestinian Parliament

Palestina 2011, 14′

DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) illustra in questo video una riflessione sull’edificio destinato nel 1996 ad essere sede del Parlamento palestinese (mai utilizzato) nei dintorni di Gerusalemme. La scoperta dell’effettiva ubicazione geografica dell’immobile sulla mappa rappresenta l’inizio di uno studio trasversale del collettivo sugli spazi deputati alla partecipazione politica, che devono essere in grado di comprendere e rappresentare la condizione di extraterritorialità geografica, politica e sociale di una comunità. All’interno dello stesso edificio oggi abbandonato, l’atto della ricostruzione della linea di confine tra i territori geografici israeliani e palestinesi marca un preciso non-luogo. Il conseguente passaggio dallo spazio cartografico a quello reale trova così ripercussione in termini materiali e, più generalmente, identitari della comunità, che diventa metafora di una condizione storica ed esistenziale di sospensione e profonda incertezza: l’apparente sottile linea rossa tracciata sulle carte geografiche si trasforma così in un luogo reale dal forte impatto visivo ed estetico, trasformandosi in vero e proprio concetto spaziale.

Lo schermo dell’arte
for Centro nazionale di produzione Virgilio Sieni

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Lo schermo dell’arte collaborates with Centro nazionale di produzione | Virgilio Sieni presenting three works on the topic “game and reality” as part of the project Tric e Trac | Giocare e Abitare: What Time is Love? by Anna Franceschini; Parallel I – IV by Harun Farocki; and Ball Don’t Lie by Roberto Fassone.

Tric e Trac | Giocare e Abitare (September 11, 2020 – January 10, 2021) includes three cycles of events curated and conceived by Virgilio Sieni for the spaces of PIA, Palazzina Indiano Arte, with the aim of composing and recomposing traces from the past and the present according to the concept of game, proposing new ways of living and designing the city.

The project includes performances, residencies, laboratories, meetings and visions in collaboration with Secret Florence, Land the international poetry festival Voci lontante, voci sorelle.

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Pia, Palazzina Indiano Arte
Piazzale dell’Indiano 1, 50144 Florence
September 13, October 11, November 8, 2020

Centro nazionale di produzione della danza Virgilio Sieni is committed to respecting the current regulations linked to the transmission of COVID-19.
Please help us too by respecting the dispositions and indications given by the staff.

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[mini-icon icon=”time”]Sunday, September 13, 5:00 PM
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by Anna Franceschini, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, 2017, 11’

In the presence of the artist

[mini-icon icon=”time”]Sunday, October 11, 5:00 PM
[button link=”http://www.schermodellarte.org/scheda_film.php?id=176&lingua=ENG&nochiudi=1?iframe=true&width=800&height=600″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Parallel I – IV[/button]
by Harun Farocki, Germany, 2014, 45′

[mini-icon icon=”time”]Sunday, November 8, 4:00 PM
[button link=”http://www.schermodellarte.org/scheda_film.php?id=344&lingua=ENG&nochiudi=1?iframe=true&width=800&height=600″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” color=”white”]Ball Don’t Lie[/button]
by Roberto Fassone, Italy, 2017, 15′

In the presence of the artist



Lo schermo dell’arte
for Secret Florence
Cascine Edition

September 13, 2020
Parco delle Cascine, Florence
from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

SECRET FLORENCE 2020_Cascine Edition is a big exhibition with dance and music performances open air. Lo schermo dell’arte takes part in this edition by curating the production of the video-documentary Secret Florence – Making of that will be shot by students of the Multimedia Arts and the Art History and Culture courses of Istituto Marangoni in Florence.
Thanks to the co-writing of an original script, the final video will recount the vitality of Parco delle Cascine, an area of Florence little known even to its own citizens; a park where communities of different nationalities reunites and that for the entire day of Sunday, the 13th of September 2020, will be enlivened by performances.

SECRET FLORENCE 2020_Cascine Edition is a project realised by the partners of Secret Florence: Fabbrica Europa, Lo schermo dell’arte, Musicus Concentus, Tempo Reale and Virgilio Sieni.

The video of Secret Florence – Making Of

Lo schermo dell’arte and Istituto Marangoni Firenze present the video  SECRET FLORENCE – MAKING OF.

Manuela Cabrales (1996, Bogotá, Colombia), Léa Colombier (1996, Clermont-Ferrand, France), Alexandra Konopleva (1998, St. Petersburg, Russia), Sandy Snajnarova (1993, Bratislava, Slovakia) are the four students who directed SECRET FLORENCE – MAKING OF.

After taking part in a series of meetings with the 5 subjects which make up the network of Secret Florence – Fabbrica Europa, Lo schermo dell’arte, Musicus Concentus, Tempo Reale and Virgilio Sieni -, and with musicians and dancers protagonists of the event at Parco delle Cascine, the videomakers took theoretical classes dedicated to international case studies of storytelling in documentary, made several on site visits in the Park, and shot the video with the equipment provided by Istituto Marangoni Firenze: tripods, gimbals, go-pro cameras, video cameras and microphones.

The writing, editing and post-producing processes were followed by tutors from Istituto Marangoni Firenze and supervised by the team of Lo schermo dell’arte.

The result is a 10 minutes long video which recounts the vitality of the Cascine Park, an area of Florence little known even to its own citizens. A Park which hosts communities of different nationalities, pic-nics, basketball and soccer games, dance classes, bikers and joggers, and that for an entire day, Sunday the 13th of September 2020, was enlivened by performances of professionals invited by Secret Florence.
SECRET FLORENCE – MAKING OF gives an intergenerational and collective idea of making art. the video will be shared on social media of Lo schermo dell’arte, Istituto Marangoni Firenze and of different realities who compose the network of Secret Florence.


Lo schermo dell’arte at Palazzo Strozzi

Lo schermo dell’arte and Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi present Les statues meurent aussi by Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, and It For Others by Duncan Campbell. The program is organized within the Estate Fiorentina 2015, and on the occasion of the exhibition Sculpture Also Die (Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, until July 26). The films will be introduced by Lorenzo Benedetti, curator of the exhibition, and Silvia Lucchesi, director of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival.

[button link=”http://www.schermodellarte.org/scheda_film.php?id=159&nochiudi=1?iframe=true&width=800&height=600″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]Les Statues meurent aussi[/button] by Alain Resnais, Chris Marker and Ghislain Cloquet, France, 1953, 30’
[button link=”http://www.schermodellarte.org/scheda_film.php?id=158&nochiudi=1?iframe=true&width=800&height=600″ size=”small” target=”_blank” style=”light” lightbox=”true” ]It For Others[/button] by Duncan Campbell, 2013, 54’
The courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi
Piazza Strozzi, Florence
Thursday July 16 2015, at 9.00 pm

Free entrance
Original language with Italian subtitles


Courtesy of Duncan Campbell and LUX, London


Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival for Secret Florence I edition

Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Florence
11 – 12 – 13 giugno 2016

Ingresso libero
Original language with Italian subtitles
In case it rains, the screenings will be held at the Alfieri Cinema.

Saturday 11 June, 21.30
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
by Barbara Leibovitz, USA, 2007, 81′ Anteprima italiana
Sunday 12 June, 21.30
Hometown Boy

by Yao Hung-I, Taiwan, 2011, 72′
in collaboration with Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in occasion of the exhibition Liu Xiaodong: Migrazioni. Introduced by Arturo Galansino

Monday 13 June, 21.30
Urs Fischer
by Iwan Schumacher, Switzerland, 2010, 98′


Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival for Secret Florence II edition

Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival is part of the second edition of Secret Florence – a special event of Estate Fiorentina realized by Comune di Firenze in collaboration with Pitti Immagine – and presents the film Manifesto, directed by German artist Julian Rosefeldt starring Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett.

June 16, 2017 at 9.00 pm
Cinema La Compagnia
Via Cavour 50 / R, Florence

Original language with Italian subtitles
Free admission until full capacity, booking compulsory
Bookings: info@cinemalacompagnia.it

Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival partecipa alla seconda edizione di Secret Florence – evento speciale dell’Estate Fiorentina realizzato dal Comune di Firenze in collaborazione con Pitti Immagine – e presenta il film Manifesto, scritto e diretto dall’artista tedesco Julian Rosefeldt e interpretato dal Premio Oscar Cate Blanchett.


by Julian Rosefeldt, Germania, Australia 2017, 95′

The Communist Manifesto narrated by a homeless, dadaist’s mottos played by a widow during a funeral oration, Dogma 95 described by a school teacher to her students. 13 distinct characters celebrate artistic movements in different scenarios, through a witty collage of famous manifestos from the 20th century written by Rosefeldt and interpreted by Oscar-winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett.
The film premiered at the Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives 2017, will be distributed in Italy on November 20, 2017 by I Wonder Pictures/Unipol Biografilm Collection.

Secret Florence is part of the “Programma Speciale Fiere Pitti Immagine 2017” (Special Fair Programme at Pitti Immagine 2017) promoted by the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana (Florence Centre for Italian Fashion) and supported by Mise (Ministero Sviluppo Economico – Ministry for Economical Development) and Agenzia Ice as part of the general support project for Italian fairs and the Made in Italy brand.


Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival for Secret Florence III edition

Lo schermo dell’arte per Secret Florence 2018
Tuesday June 12 2018 at 9.00 pm
Cinema La Compagnia
Via Cavour 50 / R

The films, distributed by Feltrinelli Real Cinema in collaboration with Wanted, are in original language with Italian subtitles
Free admission until full capacity, booking compulsory
Bookings: info@cinemalacompagnia.it



Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival is part of the third edition of Secret Florence – a strategic event of Estate Fiorentina supported by Comune di Firenze and Pitti Immagine – with a tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat thirty years after his death.
The 12th of June Lo schermo dell’arte presents at Cinema La Compagnia two films that tell the story of the famous writer who brought graffiti from the street to the art gallery: the postmodern fairy tale Downtown 81 by Edo Bertoglio and played by Basquiat himself. And the Italian premiere of the documentary Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat by Sara Driver, just released in the United States.

Downtown 81, between documentary and fiction, shows a day of the young artist, playing himself, around-down streets of New York. Boom for Real, using archival materials and interviews, focuses on the early period of a you Basquiat.

Secret Florence is supported by Pitti Immagine and is part of the “Programma Speciale Fiere Pitti Immagine 2018”, promoted by the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana and supported by Mise (Ministero Sviluppo Economico) and Agenzia Ice as part of the general support project for Italian fairs and the Made in Italy.

Tuesday June 12

ore 21.00

Downtown 81

by Edo Bertoglio, USA, 1981, 75’

followed by:

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

di Sara Driver, USA, 2017, 78’