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Festival del Cinema di Ravenna - XXI Edizione


Waiting for the official event in October, Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest is continuing its partnership with CinemaCity Ravenna in the series of first previews promoting auteur cinema called Festival Premiere. For the next screening, the Festival will have the honour of presenting director and author Pupi Avati. On Friday August 23rd at 8:30pm the undisputed father of Po valley's gothic will be presenting its last work Mr Devil and will be available to meet audience and press in an exclusive Q&A after the premiere.


Presenting the great Bolognese director will be Eraldo Baldini, writer from Romagna known for his rural-gothic style, Ravenna Nightmare's artistic director Franco Calandrini and GialloLuna NeroNotte's artistic director Nevio Galeati, who will be conducting the Q&A.


Director, screenwriter, author and film producer, Pupi Avati is one of the greatest protagonists of today's Italian artistic and cinematographic scenario, who periodically experiments with horror genre creating what has been defined as Po valley's gothic: an intimate and personal horror cinema, denouncing the tragic nature of present times and mourning a past that is now lost. With films suchs as Zeder, presented in its restored version during Ravenna Nightmare's 1st edition, The House with Laughing Windows and The Mysterious Enchanter, Pupi Avati brought the genre to levels of excellence and Mr Devil marks the director's return to horror movies.


Rome, 1952. Furio Momentè, inspector of the Ministry of Justice, is invited in Venice to solve a delicate matter. A boy has committed a homicide while being convinced of killing the devil. The inspector's goal is to prevent a priest and a nun from deposing in the ongoing criminal proceedings. Once the investigation starts, Montanè will be involved in obscure and complex plots, but what will come to light is way more chilling than expected.

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