Festival Ciné Junior : Édition 2012
Carte blanche to cinema dei Piccoli

Age 3+
Running time : 45 min

This programme, compiled by the director of the Cinema dei piccoli in Rome, presents some of the great names in Italian animated cinema from the present and the past as well as some characters who are well loved by young Italians.

Roberto Fiorenza, festival guest

La Pimpa et l’Etoile Filante
Enzo d’Alò / Animation / Italy / 1998 / 5 min / without dialogue
Adapted from the famous comic book by Altan, La Pimpa recounts the adventures of a little white dog with red spots. Inquisitive and full of imagination, she sets off to explore the stars.

La Pimpa et le Cirque
Enzo d’Alò / Animation / Italy / 1998 / 5 min / without dialogue
The little dog goes to the circus.

Maurizio Forestieri / Animation / Italy / 1987 / 4 min / without dialogue
The preparation of a dish of spaghetti set to the music of La Boutique Fantasque by Rossini and Respighi.

Je veux un Chat Noir
Maurizio Forestieri / Animation / Italy / 1969 / 4 min / without dialogue
A nursery rhyme for a kitten.

La Linea épisode 4
Osvaldo Cavandoli / Animation / Italy / 1974 / 4 min / without dialogue
The famous character composed from a single white line, and who is always complaining but full of life, discovers various sports.

La Linea épisode 215
Osvaldo Cavandoli / Animation / Italy / 1984 / 2 min / without dialogue
The character of the Linea try to ride a bicycle.

Les deux châteaux
Bruno Bozzetto / Animation / Italy / 1998 / 2 min / without dialogue
One castle wants to attack another but without success.

Jeux de formes
Fusako Yusaki / Animation / Italy / 2000 / 2 min / without dialogue
Childish games made from modelling clay.

Jeux de nombres
Fusako Yusaki / Animation / Italy / 2000 / 2 min / without dialogue
A small theatre of number made from modelling clay.

Jeux de couleurs
Fusako Yusaki / Animation / Italy / 2000 / 2 min / without dialogue
A farandole of colors.

La Création
Cristina Lastrego & Francesco Testa / Animation / Italy / 2010 / 8 min
The story of the creation of the world.


Enzo d’Alò
Born in 1953 in Naples, Enzo d’Alò joined the Italian studio Lanterna Magica in Turin in 1979. A conscientious objector, he developed audiovisual
experiments and taught the techniques of animation to children. In the 1990s he directed dozens of children’s films. A music lover, he also directed a video for Paolo Conte, whom he asked to compose the music for his first feature film La Flèche Bleue (The Blue Arow). With his second opus La Mouette et le chat (The seagull and the cat), Enzo d’Alò received international acclaim and become recognised as a leading figure of European animated film.

Maurizio Forestieri
A young Italian director, he divides his time between cinema and television. He is most notably known for his film Toto Sapore (2003), which has yet to be released in France.

Osvaldo Cavandoli
From 1936 to 1940, Osvaldo Cavandoli (1920 – 2007) worked for the car
manufacturer Alfa Romeo as a technical designer. He developed an interest in animation and in 1943 started to work with Nino Pago, the creator of Caliméro. They worked together until 1950 when he began to work alone. In 1969 he became famous thanks to his character La Linea, initially created for the tableware firm Lagostina in a series of advertisements entitled Carosello. The animated series continued on afterwards and today there are over a hundred episodes.

Bruno Bozzetto
Known mainly for his talent as an illustrator, Bruno Bozzetto also produces, writes, animates and directs his own films. Born in 1938, his career began in 1959 at the Cannes festival when, aged 19, he presented Tepum, an amateur work filmed on an ironing board. His film was widely acclaimed and his name immediately became familiar in the world of international animated cinema. In 1990 Bruno Bozzetto was nominated for the Oscars and won the Silver Bear at the Berlin film festival for his film Mister Tao. He is well known on the Internet with his hilarious Flash animations. Constantly changing his style, he has in recent years created animated films with ever increasing graphical minimalism yet always with same powerful sense of humour.

Fusako Yusaki
Born in Japan in 1937, this plastic artist has lived and worked in Italy since 1964. Her animated films in modelling clay have been awarded numerous prizes around the world and have delighted generations of young Italians.

Cristina Lastrego and Francesco Testa
For the past 30 years, Cristina Lastrego and Francesco Testa have written and illustrated more than 170 works together, some of which have been adapted for theatre and television. Together they have created their own company : Lastrego e Testa

Cinema del Picolli
This small cinema in Rome has specialised in screening films for a young audience ever since it was founded in 1934 by Alfredo Annibali in the Villa Borghese park. Directed by Roberto Fiorenze and Caterina Roverso since 1980, the Cinema dei Piccoli was restored in 1991 and remains a reference in visual education.

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