Italy Loses One of It’s Greatest Directors
Ettore Scola, famous Italian director, died on 19th January 2016.

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Today is a sad day for our company. As much a great director as he was a great person, Ettore Scola has died

I had the privilege to know him well and enjoy his friendship and his respect. Just three months ago we presented “Laughing and joking, portrait of an Italian film director”, the documentary film about his life. He wanted his daughters to do this documentary because he said “after I am dead who knows what they will do about me?”. He also had a lot of fun.

Some of the most beautiful films on our catalogue, and some of the best of Italian cinema, were directed by Ettore; titles such as “A Special Day” and “Ugly Dirty and Bad” come to mind.

A few months ago I had the privilege to receive from Ettore and his daughters the duty to sell some of their films such as “Family” and “Dinner.”

I will miss him very much,

Massimo Vigliar, President of Surf Film

‘I Mostri’ 2K Restoration
Surf Film is proud to announce the restoration of Dino Risi's I Mostri

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Restoration (World Premiere): Museo Nazionale del Cinema  – Fondazione Maria Adriana Prolo and Cineteca di Bologna in collaboration with Rti-Mediaset, Lyon Film and Surf Film

Directed by Dino Risi

(Italy, 1963, 118’, B&W)

72th Venice International Film Festival

Battle of Algiers
This masterpiece has won countless awards and remains until today a milestone in cinematic history

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We are proud to announce that Surf Film will once again distribute the 1966 epic cult “The Battle of Algiers”, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.

 

“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE FILMS OF ALL TIME” The Observer

“ELECRIFYING. A MASTERPIECE OF WORLD CINEMA.. A NAIL-BITER”★★★ ★ ★  Empire 

Ettore Scola at the Rome Film Festival
Newly produced documentary on Ettore Scola is participating in the Rome Film Festival

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Directed by his daughters Paola and Silvia, Ettore Scola retraces the path of his career, making us laugh about the most serious things. The documentary is participating in the Rome Film Festival, which will take place from 14-24 October 2015.

The screening will take place in Room Petrassi on October 18th 2015,   h.18.00

Italian Classic Goes to Japan
The screening of 'Il Sorpasso' in Tokyo

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For all the classic film lovers out there, one of the great Italian classics, “Il Sorpasso”, directed by Dino Risi in 1962 will be screened in the boutique of Hermes in Ginza, Tokyo.

The film is screened within the “La Flanerie” program, and will be in original language with Japanese subtitles. Don’t miss it!

Screening Period: From September 5th to September  27th 2015 

Venue:  Le Studio, 4-1 Ginza 5 – Chome, Chuo+ku Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan

Seating Capacity: 40

A Film to Save
Giornata particolare nominated for important recognition

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One of Italian Cinema’s jewels, “A Special Day- Una Giornata Particolare” has been nominated as one of the 100 Italian films that need to be saved.

We are proud to say that our 4K  restoration has contributed to this.

Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina
Directed by Marco Bellocchio

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Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge USA

A Bullet for the General
Directed by Damiano Damiani

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Participated to Institut Lumière in Lyon, France

Todo Modo – 4K Restoration
Directed by Elio Petri

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Restored by  Cineteca of Bologna and Surf Film  at the 71th Venice International Film Festival

Una Giornata Particolare – 4K Restoration
Directed by Ettore Scola

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Restored by   CSC- Cineteca Nazionale of Rome and Surf Film , at the 71th Venice International Film Festival

Won the “Golden Lion Prize for Best Film  restored 2014 – Section Venice Classics”

Matrimonio all’italiana – 4K Restoration
Directed by Vittorio de Sica

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Restored in 2014 by  Cineteca of Bologna and Surf Film, presented at the 68th Cannes Film Festival as a tribute to the actress Sophia Loren for his 80th birthday

 

Decima Vittima – 2K Restoration
directed by Elio Petri

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Restored in 2012 by  Cineteca of Bologna, presented at the 69th Venice International Film Festival

Complici del Silenzio (The Hush)
Regia Stefano Incerti

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Participated to Festival of Italian Cinema in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Matrimonio all’italiana
Matrimonio all’Italiana

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Matrimonio all’Italiana has participated in some important festivals during 2014:

– 68° Festival di Cannes 2014, paying omage to Sophia Loren for her 80 years of age.
– Hawaii International Film Festival.
– Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2014, Australia.
– Conaculta, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico.
– Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, Hong Kong.

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