PHOTOCALL. Attrici e attori del cinema italiano

Mole Antonelliana, cancellata esterna
20 July 20217 March 2022

The National Museum of Cinema, in collaboration with the University of Turin, pays tribute to cinema of the past and present. The photographic exhibition  PHOTOCALL. Actresses and actors of Italian Cinema retraces over a century of Italian cinema through the bodies and the faces of the actresses and actors who have made it famous throughout the world. A journey down memory lane, back in time: the flashback begins with today’s stars of the silver and small screen and ends with the icons of silent cinema. Actors and photographers are the undisputed protagonists of the exhibition, in a continuous game of cross-references. Between studio portraits and stolen shots, still photos and press reports, the camera lens traces the evolution of a new role in the film industry. Over the course of time, the film photographer acquires an increasingly defined professionalism. At stake is not only the relationship between cinema and photography, but also between actor and photographer and, above all, between photography and spectator.

Images, cameras, magazines and brochures preserved by the Museum or other archives are on display, together with the images by contemporary photographers such as Stefano Guindani, Riccardo Ghilardi, Sabina Filice, Philippe Antonello, Stefano Montesi, the Giant Poloraid project by Claudio Canova and the works of Marco Innocenti.

Over 250 photographic reproductions, 71 original prints and more than 150 shots in the video galleries. The exhibition continues outside, around the gate of the Mole Antonelliana and in the courtyard of the University of Turin.

For in-depth contents, browse or download the digital exhibition guide on your smartphone, scanning the Nfc/Qr codes placed along the exhibition itinerary or clicking here.

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