Presented in competition at the latest Berlinale and Biografilm, Ulrich Seidl ‘s Rimini film arrives in Italian cinemas with Wanted Cinema from 25 August: here is the official trailer of the film.
Rimini is a pungent film, a merciless portrait of the world we live in but sensitive to the transience of existence. A great author’s fresco, poised between sordid and epic.
The protagonist Richie Bravo ( Michael Thomas ), a former star of Austrian traditional music, is an elderly singer who lives in a once sumptuous villa and performs for little money in sad little hotels in Rimini, welcoming bored groups of elderly people and rounds up like gigolos for some solitary spectators, spending the residual erotic energies…
The Romagna beach covered with snow, the foggy landscapes, the decadent hotels inspire Ulrich Seidl to new existential drifts where squalor and luxury, regret and self-centeredness, are two sides of the same coin.
The film will be presented in three premieres in the presence of the director open to the public: June 24 at the Cinema Beltrade in Milan (9.00 pm), June 25 at the Massimo cinema in Turin (8.30 pm) and June 26 at the Capitol cinema in Bergamo ( 17.00). Presales will be available soon.
Ulrich Seidl (Vienna, 1952) made himself known as one of the most controversial directors of the current film scene with “Canicola”, Grand Jury Prize in Venice 2000, and then with “Import / Export” and with the trilogy “Paradise” which includes “Love”, “Faith” (Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival) and “Hope”.