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Harry Potter at the Giffoni Film Festival

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harrypotteratGFF120709Only few hours and then some lucky people will be able to watch to 'exclusive preview' of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the film opened the 39th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival, the film festival that until July 25 will show the best of world film production for children.

The Festival was born in 1971 from an idea of eighteen Claudio Gubitosi (still artistic director), and over the years it made young people the real protagonists of the event. The jurors (from all over the world) are, in fact, strictly under 21 and they are concerned to see the film and discuss it with directors, author and performers of topical issues. And guys are the target of the Festival as well as jury of films proposed.
The idea was original if today, at almost 40 years later, continues to be successful and has allowed a small town of Campania to make what was a regional event, an event of international scope.
At 7 p.m., shortly after the opening ceremony, there will be a screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which will be in cinema since July 15th, distributed by Warner Bros.
But the grown wizard won't be the only important appointment of GFF. The 2800 jurors, from 3 to 21 years from 39 countries and 150 cities, would, in fact, judge the films in competition on the theme of the year, "Tabù". For them will be screened 30 feature films and 42 shorts in competition, 73 films out of competition and 25 special events. In the special events there is not only Harry Potter (for which on 11 pm there will be a second screening accessible only by reservation) but also Ice Age 3 - Dawn of the dinosaurs, the third chapter of the popular cartoon that is proposed in 3D, in world premiere.

In this case, however, we have to wait until tomorrow night, when it is projected to be at 7 p.m. and at 9 p.m.
The educational role of cinema will be the focus of the event this year, too and for the fourth time the Revenue Agency will take part and it will submit  the kit "Together for the tax law", which, consisting of posters, brochures and a cartoon, it was thought (during the project "Taxes and school") to spread among children of primary schools the culture of taxes.
In 1982 the first international star was François Truffaut who left a letter in which he wrote that "among all the festivals Giffoni is the most necessary". After him many star came to the Festival and even this year they won't miss the appointment:  Winona Ryder, Naomi Watts, Eva Mendes, Baz Luhrmann, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Laura Morante, Raoul Bova, Filippo Timi, Sergio Castellitto, Luigi Lo Cascio, Claudio Santamaria and many others will be in Giffoni.

Here is the Trailer of Harry Potter




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Marianna Lepore

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 July 2009 12:46  
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