The Taviani brothers, living legends of Italian cinema, were born over eighty years ago in Tuscany. Fascinated by Rossellini’s films, in 1962 they directed their first feature film, A Man for Burning. Always working together, Vittorio and Paolo Taviani have directed films such as The Night of San Lorenzo, Caesar Must Die, or Padre Padrone, which won the Palme d’Or and the Fipresci Award at Cannes in 1997. The Seville Festival pays tribute to them for their contribution to European cinema in an edition that is programming two of their films: Padre Padrone, in the Tour Detour section; and the world premiere of Rainbow: A Private Matter, their latest feature film, in the Official Section out of Competition.
After a career of more than 63 years, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani go back to their origins in Rainbow: A Private Matter, a wartime drama in which a young partisan is torn between his passion for a woman and the urgent duty of fighting against the fascists. An adaptation of the beautiful novel by Beppe Fenoglio, Rainbow: A Private Matter considers the recurring axiom in the brothers’ films: that life is an uncomfortable compromise between the private and political spheres.
Trine Dyrhol (Odense 1972) is one of the most popular faces in European cinema. The landmarks in her career including having appeared in The Celebration, the film by Thomas Vinterberg which inaugurated the Dogma 95 movement. Her talent and versatility mean that her three decades in the profession have been enormously prolific. She has worked repeatedly with her compatriot Susanne Bier, for whom she starred in In a Better World, Oscar for Best Film in a Foreign Language in 2010. In 2016, again with Vinterberg, she won the Golden Bear for Best Actress at Berlin for her role in The Commune.
Dyrhol is coming to Seville to present Nico 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, a biopic of the ‘70s muse and singer in THE Velvet Underground. The result is a road move which tells of the last tour by a woman who, stripped of her fame as a sex symbol, goes in search of herself, a fascinating figure with tumultuous personality who in her day made a niche for herself in the world of rock dominated by male presences (Dylan, Hendrix, Lou Reed, Jim Morrison…), men who were also the men in her life.