Thursday 10 September 2020
A Tribute to Εnnio Morricone
Voci dal silenzio
Ennio Morricone may have drifted into permanent “silence” on July 6th, at the age of 91, but the work he left behind, both in cinema and television (more than 400 scores for individual titles during the course of his career!), will forever be the background music not only to our images, but our pop culture and our lives. One of the top artists in his field, Morricone became synonymous early on with the genre of Italian spaghetti westerns, composing musical score “hymns” of timeless importance. His notes became the ideal soundtrack for an old-fashioned, traditional style of machismo that inspired the heroes of the movies for which he wrote music, but without taking away from his talent for romance, emotion and a nostalgic disposition for genuine melody. In his honor, the five films that make up this tribute include work of different timbres, demonstrating the broadness of his range.
Program coordinator: Ilias Frangoulis
Te Sicilian Clan (1969): Plot
A highly ambitious and audacious jewel thief escapes from prison with the help of a Sicilian mafia clan, having already gleaned information on the security system protecting a large diamond exhibition in Rome. They form a gang to organize the burglary, but numerous mishaps and plan changes of will lead the members to fatal confrontations, with a police inspector always on their trail. A massive commercial success for French cinema, the film was made in three languages (French, Italian and English), and brought three superstars of that era (Jean Gabin, Alain Delon and Lino Ventura) together on the big screen for the very first time. Ennio Morricone’s much-covered musical score, one of the most recognizable of his career, is a legend in itself.
Director: Henri Verneuil
Thursday 10/09 | 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.