TOHORROR FILM FEST | International Festival of Fantastic Cinema and Culture | TORINO
Meetings TOHff 2017
SUPERSTITIONS AND MYTHS
Thursday, October 19, 2017, h. 18,30 - BlahBlah, via Po 21, Torino
Paolo Battistel and Alessandro Defilippi presents “Il Mistero della Roccaforte dei Rosacroce”
The line between legend and superstition is very thin, it has its roots in the collective subconscious and evokes ancestral memories and archetypes. To talk about all this, we’ll have the mythologist Paolo Battistel, who in his book “Il mistero della Roccaforte dei Rosacroce” tells about a very obscure and well-documented fact linked to the Rosicrucian Order which takes place in the Piedmont’s mountains; and the psychologist Alessandro De Filippi who will tell us how the old beliefs have influence on our everyday life.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, h. 18,30 - BlahBlah, via Po 21, Torino
With Enrico Luceri and Stefano Di Marino
The italian detective narrative often trifled with supernatural and irrational: from the RAI serial dramas to thrilling movies of the 70s, until a lot of contemporary literature. The authors Stefano Di Marino and Enrico Luceri move on this trail, introducing to us respectively the novels La Torre degli Scarlatti (follow-up to Il Palazzo delle 5 porte, already presented at TOHorror Film Fest) and Solo dopo il crepuscolo (written together with Sabina Marchesi).
ITALIAN NERO - THE FANTASTIC TRICOLOUR CINEMA
Friday, October 20, 2017, h. 18,30, BlahBlah, via Po 21, Torino
With Luca Servini, Claudio Mangolini and Flaminia Bolzan.
Presenting of two essays on black and Gothic cinema
Two essays on the italian nero and gothic cinema. Luca Servini introduces, as editor, the book Il Cinema dalle finestre che ridono, lecture on Pupi Avati’s horror and fantastic cinema; Claudio Mangolini and the criminologist Flaminia Bolzan, on the other hand, lecture on the visual presentation of violence in our cinema with the book Passione Nera - I Volti della violenza nel cinema italiano d’autore.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, h. 18,00 - BlahBlah, via Po 21, Torino
With Marco Bucci and Jacopo Camagni.
Presenting of “Nomen Omen”, graphic novel edited by Panini Comics
From publishing house Panini Comics it comes the graphic novel which might re-define the boundaries of fantasy narrative. Hidden in the dark corners, among the folds of a not yet held curtain, there’s a world of ancient and powerful creatures. A world close to ours and in perfect balance with it. What would happen if this balance would suddenly be troubled? In a New York blanketed by snow, the extraordinary adventure of Becky begins. Marco B.Bucci and Jacopo Camagni will tell us about their creature, “Nomen Omen”.
THE FRIGHTENING READER
Saturday, October 21, 2017, h. 18,40 - BlahBlah, via Po 21, Torino
With Franco Pezzini (Libera Università dell’Immaginario): a small space of literary advice
As usual, Franco Pezzini dedicates some time to literary advices. Gothic fairytales, essays, ancient and modern ghosts… for the Fest lovers, a goody you can’t afford to miss.
IL DIAVOLO È NEI DETTAGLI (DEVIL IS IN DETAILS)
Saturday, October 21, 2017, h. 19,00 - BlahBlah, via Po 21, Torino
With Giovanni Arduino and Mauro Gariglio and “Le Venti Giornate di Torino” by Giorgio De Maria
From the visionary talent of Giorgio De Maria, the publishing house Frassinelli is reprinting a cult classic of italian fantastic, “Le Venti Giornate di Torino”. To talk about it, we’ll have Giovanni Arduino, editor of the reissuing and author of an interesting and well-documented study on the origin of the work, which goes by the title of “Il Diavolo è nei dettagli” and Mauro Gariglio author of a project of an animation adaptation of the novel.