Swedish Film Goes Capri (and so much more...)Villa San Michele offers an extraordinary culture season this summer - music, literature, art and now film. From June 9 to 11, at 8 pm, three celebrated Swedish films will be shown on the magic terrace in the garden during the festival Swedish Film Goes Capri.
Stimulated by the recent success of Swedish cinema in the Cannes festival, Villa San Michele inaugurates its first Swedish Film Festival ever on June 9. Swedish Film Goes Capri starts with Children of the Enemy (I bambini del nemico) (9/6, 8 pm), a strong documentary directed by Gorki Glaser Müller, which will have its premiere in Italy at Villa San Michele.
Tigers (Tigre) directed by Ronnie Sandahl, is the second film of the festival, June 10, 8 pm. It is based on the book ”In The Shadow of The San Siro” by Martin Bengtsson and describes the difficulties to be accepted as a young foreign player in high level professional soccer, in this case the Italian club Inter. Martin Bengtsson and the famous Italian football journalist Ivan Zazzaroni will introduce the film.
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World, directed by Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri who will be present when the film is shown on June 11 at 8 pm, has been very well received in international film festivals. This documentary tells the story of Björn Andrésen, who was chosen by the legendary Italian director Luchino Visconti for the part as Tadzio in the iconic film ”Death in Venice”. Presenting the film will be the internationally acclaimed actress Alessandra Mastronardi and Michele Rosiello and Erasmo Genzini, two young actors who have risen to fame very quickly, just like Andresén in the 1970’s.
”I am very pleased that so many Italian and Swedish directors and actors have accepted our invitation to Swedish Film Goes Capri. They help us to turn the festival into an important cultural event for Villa San Michele and for the island of Capri and thereby enhancing Swedish-Italian cultural relations”, says Kristina Kappelin, director of Villa San Michele.
And yet, this is only the beginning of an extraordinarily rich culture season at Villa San Michele, which is owned by Sweden.
June 27, 28 and 29, the institute hosts three appointments of the prestigious literary festival Le Conversazioni.
July 1 sees the opening of the concert season, Summerdreams, with one of the world most famous dramatic sopranos, Nina Stemme. The concert program continuous as always every Friday evening at 8 pm until August 12.
This years culture festival The Salon of the Sfinx, starts August 23, with the film Corpo a Corpo, by Maria Iovine with Veronica Yoko Plebani. Other guests are the Under Secretary General of the UN Staffan de Mistura and the Italian stand up comedian Michela Giraud.
Last but not least, Villa San Michele turns into an open air museum of modern art from September 9 to October 9 under the ”umbrella” of Il Festival del Paesaggio. Installations and paintings by, among others, Emilia Kabakov, Henrik Håkansson and Patrick Tuttofuoco will adorn the museum.
”During the difficult years of the pandemic, Villa San Michele has sought and found generous contributions from individuals and foundations. It is thanks to their devotion to the Villa that we are able to offer the exceptionally rich culture season which brings northern and southern Europe closer”, says Kristina Kappelin.