Festa della Toscana 2009 wants to interchange experiences between the contemporary Japanese culture and the Italian scene. That’s the main reason of these four days dedicated to japanese cinema, from 27 to 31 November.
Rassegna del Cinema Giapponese will start on 27th November in the Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte, presenting movies coming from contemporary Japanese cinema: short action and animation films, film that reached success and are now loved by an international audience and even emerging talents.
From 23 to 26 November in Florence “Lo Schermo dell’arte” (The display of art), a film festival dedicated to contemporary art, will be held. This is the second edition of a festival growing up for the quality of its contents.
“Lo Schermo dell’arte” has been set at Odeon cinema with the presence of great names like Alfred Jaar and Mark Lewis and important directors. All cinema and art lovers who want to combine participation in festival and a small holiday in Florence, this year for the “50 Days of International Cinema in Florence” can take advantage of special rates activated in agreement with B&Bs, hotels, restaurants and tourist guides associations.
The Region of Tuscany has instituted Festa della Toscana with a Decree in 2001, to commemorate the abolition of the death penalty on 30 November 1786. Granducato di Toscana, hold by Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo, had been the first nation to abolish death penalty.
The promotion of human rights, peace and justice, are the other aims of this festival that will spred through the region in November and December, bringing music, theatre, cinema, lectures, art exhibition and much more.