Sunday 06 September 2020
The Italian way
For the fifth summer running, Park Your Cinema brings the visitors of the SNFCC a selection of classic movies, to either discover for the first time, or enjoy anew on the big screen.
September’s projections at the SNFCC Great Lawn bring this summer’s program to a close with two of the most representative films by Italian creators of massive renown and acclaim, which carry a particular kind of… “semiology”. From the background of a London park (wink-wink) to the busy streets of the “good life” of Rome (both in the 60s), cinema becomes a means of escape in a time that might seem more carefree, but is loaded with existential questions that are just as apt in the present day. After a summer season of pure entertainment (that we sorely needed), Park Your Cinema turns to something a little more meaningful to keep us going until next summer…
Program Coordinator: Ilias Frangoulis
Blow-Up (1966): Plot
A mod fashion photographer wanders around a London park, shooting whatever catches his attention. Among the images he develops later, he spots a hand pointing a gun at two lovers, and becomes fixated on the idea that he has witnessed a murder. Michelangelo Antonioni’s first English film, in addition to the aura of mystery that has hovered over its plot for several decades, is an excellent and highly authentic document of the Swinging London era. It received the Palm d’or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1967, and two Oscar nominations (Best Director and Best Original Screenplay). The original score was composed by Herbie Hancock.
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Sunday 06/09 | 20.30
*Viewers are advised to bring mosquito-repellent, as well as a throw or blanket to spread on the ground.
Entry is free.
For your own safety and in compliance with the measures for maintaining distances as defined by the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, we have designed a special layout at the Great Lawn, with signs indicating the spots where groups and families of up to 4 people may sit.
There will be no waiting list. According to the protection measures against COVID-19, on the occasion of the exceedance of the Great Lawn’s visitors maximum capacity, the film screening will be cancelled. Thank you in advance for your understanding.