US Premiere of Palme d’Or Winner

"The Son’s Room"

Media Alert


Who: Italian Filmmaker Nanni Moretti, writer/director/producer/actor,

OUR SON’S ROOM (la stanza del figlio).


What: US Premiere of THE SON’S ROOM (87 min.), winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2001 Cannes International Film Festival as well as the Davide Di Donatello (Italian Oscar) and the International critics organization FIPRESCI Prize. THE SON’S ROOM is the first Italian film to win the Palme d’Or since 1978.


When: Premiere: Thursday, May 31, 2001 @ 5:30 PM.

Where: Arrivals line/Photo Op with Mr. Moretti in the Egyptian Theatre, Courtyard


6712 Hollywood Boulevard (east of Highland between McCadden Place and Las Palmas Avenue).

Prestige Parking: $3 with validation. North of Hollywood Boulevard on Las Palmas, east side of street.


Films: Following the premiere of THE SON’S ROOM, the American Cinematheque and Cinecittá Holding will present the first major US retrospective of the work of Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti, May 31 – June 3, 2001. For a complete schedule and details of this series, please see: or call to request a press release. A cult figure in Italy, Nanni Moretti approaches filmmaking in an exceedingly personal manner, writing, directing and starring in his films. His films integrate everything from family values to radical Leftist politics – biting social satire, warm-hearted romance and cry-from-the-abyss tragedy into magnificently satisfying, all-encompassing narratives. His film SWEET DREAMS was the winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1981 and he won Best Director at the 1994 Cannes International Film Festival for CARO DIARIO (which was released in the US). This is a rare opportunity to see Moretti’s work which, with two exceptions, is not available on video in the US. This series is in

collaboration with the Italian Consulate General, LA; Istituto Italiano di Cultura; and The Italian Trade Commission.

Press Screening: Thursday, May 31, 2001 @ 11:00 AM at the Egyptian. Mr. Moretti will appear to answer questions from the press following the screening of the film. There will be time allotted for a photo op and broadcast interviews. Mr. Moretti will have a translator with him. RSVP essential to ext. 115. Interviews: Mr. Moretti may be available for one-on-one interview on May 30 & 31.

Coverage/Ticket Policy: For a place in the arrivals line on May 31, or for an interview with Mr. Moretti, please send a fax as indicated below. There are extremely limited seats available in the premiere screening itself. Tickets are $8. Journalists who wish to cover public screenings (June 1-3) should note that we can only issue one press ticket per film, per media outlet. To request a press ticket, please send a fax on letterhead from your outlet, with the titles of the films you need to review to: Margot Gerber at 323.461.9737. Requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the screening you wish to attend. Friday at 10:00 AM is the cut-off time for Saturday and Sunday screenings. You must indicate when your coverage will appear and where. If you have never worked with the Cinematheque before, please send clippings or written information about your media outlet. NO VERBAL REQUESTS CAN BE HONORED. For more information please call 323.461.2020, ext. 115 or 116.

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AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE: 1800 N. Highland Ave., # 717, Hollywood, CA 90028. 323.466.FILM



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