A story about stories

The feature film The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily (6+) premieres today at 3 pm at Kinodvor in presence of the director Lorenzo Mattotti. You can see it again tomorrow, with live narration by Rok Kušlan (in Slovene).


The travelling storyteller and entertainer Gedeone, and his young assistant Almerina decide spend the night in a cave, where they encounter an unexpected inhabitant, who’s eager to hear the story they have to tell. A story about a time when bears still lived in Sicily and when Tonio the son of their king Léonce goes missing, decide to invade the realm of men in hope to find him there.


The film has a recognizable aesthetic of bold colours and geometric shapes. “I find that creative people are very afraid of colours. Not many people take pleasure in using colour. I have always had fun using them. I asked my chief decorator to use bold colours, not to be afraid, and also to use touches of light. Colours are light. Images always have to be brought out using lighting effects. But you shouldn’t be afraid of this red, or that yellow. Colours are energy. They convey positive energy to us,” says the director of the film, Lorenzo Mattotti.


Today’s screening will be in Italian, while tomorrow we will see the French version of the film. Both today and tomorrow there will be Slovene and English subtitles.


This screening is brought to you in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute in Slovenia, in the framework of the programme Vivere ALL’Italiana.


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