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“Cinema as Architecture” with Amos Gitai

New RUFA Talk with a special guest, considered among the best living filmmakers: Amos Gitai, Israeli director, screenwriter, artist and film producer.

Talks are open to all RUFA students and take place in Aula Magna, via Taro 14. To register log in to the RUFA Career System with your credentials, select Workshop & Talks from the menu, and click on the event title.
Cinema like architecture concerns and crosses many fields, from the social to the artistic.
Amos Gitai, among the greatest living filmmakers, with each of his works relentlessly questions the political relationship between form and content, each time proposing a lesson (to the viewer) about modernity, space and time amalgamating in a filmic work. In a world that sees the coordinates of the transmission of knowledge dissolving, Gitai represents the beacon of a modernity that has found its most dynamically palpitating matter in cinema, which students dramatically need (needing the maturation of a personal point of view that can be a compass in the smashed universe of information that surrounds us).

About Amos Gitai

Gitai’s work was presented in several major retrospectives in Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and in New York, and the British Film Institute in London. Untill now, Amos Gitai has created over 90 works of art, including a wide variety of formats such as feature and short films, fiction and documentaries, experimental work, television productions, installations and theater works. Between 1999 and 2017 ten of his films participated in the Cannes Film Festival as well as Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica of Venice.
He has worked with Juliette Binoche, Jeanne Moreau, Natalie Portman, Samuel Fuller, Hanna Shygulla, Léa Sydoux, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Annie Lennox and many others.
He received several prestigious prizes, in particular the Leopard of Honor at the Locarno International Film Festival (2008), the Roberto Rossellini prize (2005), the Robert Bresson prize (2013), the Paradjanov prize (2014) and Légion d’Honneur (2017). In 2018, he has been elected professor at the chair of artistic creation at
the Collége de France, with a series of 12 lessons on cinema. In 2019 he received the Grande Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella Italia.


Participation in all the Talks planned for the current academic year will allow the acquisition of 1 Credit. Attendance at the Talk justifies absence from any classes held at the same time.


Via Taro 14

Event type

  • Conferences

Featured for:

  • Film Arts
  • Cinema
  • Cinema and New formats production