The under-30s at the Venice 70th CineCocktail
A large CineCocktail crowd greeted the young stars at the Venice Film festival yesterday. The event was an occasion to chat and exchange opinions.
Prompted by questions from journalist Claudia Catalli, the director of 'Il Terzo Tempo', Enrico Maria Artale, his stars Margherita Laterza and Lorenzo Richelmy, and Maria Riveran, from 'Piccola Patria', discussed the current world of cinema. The conversation ranged from what it means to be involved in cinema today, what the obstacles are, the opportunities on offer and what can be done to improve auditions "where you know who they will choose and at which you don't have the chance to show what you can do". Another issue is "age discrimination; as if it's your fault you're younger or less experienced or where age is used to make a value judgement".
The public gathered on the Maserati Terrace, journalists, guests and those in the industry contributed to what was a heated debate as the young 'Terzo Tempo' actors stated: "we are here to learn from the past but allow us the space to try to change things and explore new ones". For Roveran, "the net and teamworking is something that young generations are focusing more on, perhaps this could be a plus point for us".
Upcoming guests include Valeria Solarino and Marco Bocci, on 5 September, with Giuseppe Battiston appearing two days later.