Ralph Giannone Panelist at Aldo Rossi Discussion for Italian Contemporary Film Festival

June 7, 2021

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Italian Canadian Contemporary Film Festival

June 7, 2021

The Ital­ian Cana­di­an Con­tem­po­rary Film Fes­ti­val is an Ital­ian film fes­ti­val that focus­es on films made both in Italy and Cana­da and explores themes on Ital­ian Cana­di­an Cul­ture. The fes­ti­val has been run­ning for 10 years and is open to the pub­lic in sev­er­al Cana­di­an cities includ­ing Toron­to, Van­cou­ver, Hamil­ton, Markham, Vaugh­an, Nia­gara, Mon­tréal, Ottawa, and Que­bec City. The ICFF also runs spe­cial­ty pro­grams through­out the year with more niche themes, such as the Architet­tura & Design spe­cial pro­gram in June of 2021. The third edi­tion of the A&D spe­cial pro­gram explores how Ital­ian archi­tec­ture and design has had world­wide con­tem­po­rary influ­ence.

Italian Contemporary Film Festival
Ital­ian Con­tem­po­rary Film Fes­ti­val

The 3‑part event in June fea­tured screen­ings of three films, accom­pa­nied by pan­el dis­cus­sions of renowned archi­tects and design­ers in the indus­try. GPA part­ner & founder Ralph Gian­none was invit­ed to the pan­el dis­cus­sion on the film; Car­lo Scarpa and Aldo Rossi: Mas­ters of Poet­ry and Mem­o­ry by Francesco Con­ver­sano and Nene Grig­naffi­ni. The film explores the two very dif­fer­ent archi­tects’ tech­niques and visions for their work. The film explores the con­tro­ver­sy and lega­cy of Rossi in par­tic­u­lar, his the­o­ries and the impact of his writ­ing on the archi­tec­tur­al realm. The screen­ing and dis­cus­sion pan­el took place at the ICFF lux­u­ry open air the­atre in Toronto’s Ontario Place, spon­sored by Lavaz­za and Cam­pari.