Opening Night Film - Passione

Passione

Opening Night Film - Passione

Running Time: 95 mins

Sponsored by Intel.

Maverick legend John Turturro joins Cinequest to present the breathtaking Passione and to receive Cinequest’s Maverick Spirit Award.


Italy, a culture and a people beloved around the globe and Naples, Italy “has seen it all: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, foreign invasions, crime, poverty, corruption and neglect, but it is also a hotbed of music that explores ideas of love, loss, sex, jealousy, emigration, social protest, birth and death.” – Toronto Film Festival

John Turturro directs a spectacular and beautiful love poem to the city of Naples—a city of music, of culture and most of all, its extraordinary people.

The stunning and evocative music of Naples takes center stage in John Turturro’s fourth directorial outing with magnificent results. Turturro immerses us in the rich culture that lies within the complex city, exploring the dynamic music which continues to define its traditions. Richly textured and layered, Passione vibrantly combines archival footage with astonishing musical numbers on the streets, inside the sites and within the hearts of its people.

Turturro’s love of Italy adds tremendous weight and poignancy to his portrayal of the robust and diverse sounds created by past and current artists—who obviously understand and share the energy which encompasses their world. Highlighted sounds from such masters as Sergio Bruni, Massimo Ranieri and Renata Carasonni and contemporary artists like the M’Barka Ben Taleb and James Senese are seamlessly blended together for a captivating journey through music that explores ideas of love, loss, sex, birth and death.

Turturro has already left an indelible mark on cinema as an actor is such groundbreaking films as Barton Fink, Do the Right Thing, Clockers, Five Corners, and Miller’s Crossing, as well as director of Mac, Illuminata and Romance & Cigarettes. With Passione, he pours out his soul by creating a beautiful celebration of not simply the music of a city, but also about what connects us with all artists... passion. - Michael Rabehl

Afterwards, Cinequest’s phenomenal Opening Night Party will provide cocktails, food and music. Your event ticket or appropriate pass will give you access to the event. Join film artists and the spectacular people of Cinequest to kick off a celebration of the Maverick.

MAVERICKS AND VIP ALL ACCESS PASSES INCLUDE OPENING NIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE SOLD AFTER SCREENING ONLY AND EVENT TICKETS GO TO RUSH MODE.

Sponsor:
Cinequest Film Festival 21 Presents