Cineforum Orione, restart under the banner of the great masters of cinema

Quality films almost all first run for the city of Messina, meetings with the authors and tributes to the masters of cinema. On Monday, January 9, the awaited Cineforum Orione Film Season starts again, an unmissable event for all lovers of quality cinema in Messina. Screening of the French comedy “The Happiness of Others” by Daniel Cohen, with Bérénice Bejo and Vincent Cassel. Screened at 16.30, 18.30 and 20.30, the film will also be repeated on Thursday 12, always at the same times, the day on which the 16.30 screening will be in the original language with Italian subtitles. All the screenings of the Season will take place at the Cinema Lux, a hall managed on its own for almost a year by the Cineforum Orione, with a calendar of 30 titles, one a week from January to May and from September to November.

Underlines the president of the Cineforum Nino Genovese: “With a pinch of emotion, but also with great pride and satisfaction – in the name and on behalf of the entire Steering Committee of the Cineforum Orione – I am pleased and honored to be able to announce the historic milestone of 60 years of uninterrupted activity of the association, which makes the Cineforum one of the oldest and longest-lived cinematographic realities in Italy, as moreover attested by the ministerial recognition.As for the new program, it is certainly up to our historical “tradition” and those precedents, with which it shares the aim of bringing the public closer to cinematographic culture, to decoding its specific language, to presenting “different” films, of a high stylistic-expressive level, which, otherwise, would not be able to see, in many cases not even on television, nor in streaming, apart from the fact that a film must be seen in the designated place for which it was created, that is, in a room cinematographic and on the big screen, when the lights go out and the moving images materialize on the white sheet, perpetuating a “miracle”, a dream that continues uninterruptedly from the birth of cinema to today”.

“The 60th birthday of the Cineforum Orione coincides with the first candle of the management of the Cinema Lux, a refurbished hall and reopened last February in the most difficult historical moment that the cinematographic exercise has ever experienced. The one experienced, despite the enormous difficulties – some shared with the whole sector, others generated by the delays of the public administration in the disbursement of contributions for the restructuring – it was a truly gratifying year: we had almost 15,000 admissions, organized meetings with directors, hosted festivals and school projects, organized photographic and posters, presented to the public in the first run of works of capital importance that the commercial halls of the city would not have screened (for example “Triangle of Sadness”, winner at the European Oscars), bringing back to life a fund of films and posters abandoned in depots for decades of the Vittorio Emanuele Theater, carrying out a continuous cultural service e concrete and bringing Messina back not only in the routes of national arthouse cinema, but also internationally, with the annexation to the Europa Cinemas circuit. The 2023 season should allow us to continue on this path with more experience, but with equal enthusiasm”.

The subscription campaign is underway. Ordinary season ticket for the entire cycle 60 euros; Junior (14-25 years): 25 euros; Seniors (over 70): 50 euros. Agreements are foreseen (University of the Third Age, CRAL). Here is the link to join the association:

This is an initiative carried out with the support of the Sicilian Region / Department of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment / Special Office for Cinema and Audiovisual / Sicily Film Commission, as part of the Sensi Contemporanei program, with the contribution and patronage of the Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual – Ministry of Culture. For information: Lux telephone number 0909216093.


Opening film, free admission Monday 9 January-Thursday 12 January (16.30 – 18.30 – 20.30) the happiness of others by Daniel Cohen, with Bérénice Bejo, Vincent Cassel France 2020, 104′;

Monday 16 January – Thursday 19 January (4.30pm – 6.30pm – 8.30pm) Brian and Charles by Jim Archer, with David Earl, Chris Hayward GB 2022, 90′, Sundance 2022 in competition;

Monday 23 January-Thursday 26 January (4.30pm – 6.30pm – 8.30pm) Rumba therapyby and with Franck Dubosc France 2022, 102′, L’Alpe d’Huez 2022 in competition;

Monday 30 January-Thursday 02 February at (4.30pm – 6.30pm – 8.30pm) count me, by Giovanna Taviani, with Mimmo Cuticchio Italia 2021, 70′, Special Prize Nastri d’Argento 2022;

Only on Monday 30 January, director Giovanna Taviani will be present in the room;

Monday 06 February – Thursday 09 February (16.30 – 18.30 – 20.30) Bears don’t exist by and with Jafar Panahi Iran 2022, 106′, Venice 2022 in competition – Special Jury Prize;

Monday 13 February – Thursday 16 February (4.30pm – 6.30pm – 8.30pm) Antigone, by Sophie Deraspe, with Nahéma Ricci Canada 2019, 72′, Toronto 2019 in competition – Best Film Award;

Monday 20 February-Thursday 23 February (4.30pm – 6.30pm – 8.30pm) small body , by Laura Samani, with Celeste Cescutti, Ondina Quadri Italia 2021, 89′, Cannes 2021 – Semaine de la Critique, David di Donatello and Silver Ribbon Best Debut Director, European Oscar Best Revelation of 2022;

Only on Monday 20 February, the screenwriter Marco Borromei will be present in the room;

Monday 27 February -Thursday 02 March (16.30 – 18.30 – 20.30) The Bandit of the 11 (Pierrot Le Fou, by Jean-Luc Godard, with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina France 1965, 110′, Venice 1965 in competition, Golden Lion, Grand Jury Prize, Volpi Cup for best male and female interpretation;

Monday 6 March-Thursday 9 March (4.30pm – 6.30pm – 8.30pm) Memory Boxes, by Joana Hadjiithomas and Khalil Joreige, with Rim Thurki, Manal Issa France 2021, 102′, Berlin 2021, in competition;

Monday 13 March – Thursday 16 March (4.00pm – 6.15pm – 8.30pm) Worst person in the world, by Joachim Trier, with Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie Norway 2021, 121′, Cannes 2021, in competition – Best Actress Award; Oscar nominations 2022 for Best Foreign Film and Best Original Screenplay;

Monday 20 March-Thursday 23 March (4.00pm – 6.30pm – 9.00pm) True Mothers , by Naomi Kawase, with Arata Iura Japan 2020, 140′, Toronto 2021, in competition;

Monday 27 March-Thursday 30 March (4.30pm – 6.30pm – 8.30pm) The hearing , by Ina Weisse, with Nina Hoss Germany 2019, 99′, San Sebastian 2019, in competition. Best Actress Borders Award;

Monday 3 April-Thursday 6 April (4.30pm – 6.30pm – 8.30pm) The man who sold his skin, by Kaouther Ben Hania, with Husam Chadat, Monica Bellucci Tunisia/France 2020, 90′, Venice 2020, Horizons section. Best Male Performance. Oscar 2021. Best Foreign Language Film Nomination;

Tuesday 11 April-Thursday 13 April (4.30pm – 6.30pm – 8.30pm) Children of the Sun, by Majid Majidi, with Ruohollah Zamani Iran 2020, 99′, Venice 2020 in competition, Marcello Mastroianni Award to Ruohollah Zamani World Earth Day;

Monday 17 April-Thursday 20 April (4.30pm – 6.30pm – 8.30pm) The Crusade, by and with Louis Garrel, with Laetitia Casta, Joseph Engel France 2021, 67′, Cannes 2021, section Cinema for the climate Loves without labels

Monday 24 April-Thursday 27 April (4.00pm – 6.15pm – 8.30pm) sentimental crossings, by Claire Denis, with Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon France 2021, 116′, Berlin 2022, in competition. Best Director;

Tuesday 02 May-Thursday 04 May (16.30-18.30-20.30) Paris, 13ARR., by Jacques Audiard, with Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba France 2021, 105′, Cannes 2021 in competition

Monday 08 May-Thursday 11 May (16.30 – 18.30 – 20.30) Section N. 6, by Juho Kuosmanen, with Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov Finland 2021, 107′, Cannes 2021 in competition. Grand Jury Prize Drama of the bourgeoisie (all the details in the news);

Monday 15 May-Thursday 18 May (4.00pm – 6.30pm – 9.00pm) the prosecution, by Yvan Attal, with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mathieu Kassovitz, Pierre Arditi, Ben Attal France 2021, 138′, Venice 2021, out of competition

Monday 22 May-Thursday 25 May (16.30 – 18.30 – 20.30) A voice outside the chorus, by Yohan Manca Francia 2021, 109′, Cannes 2022, section Un certain regard;

Summer break June/July/August, September-December 10 films to be determined (every Monday and Thursday, 3 shows)

Cineforum Orione, restart under the banner of the great masters of cinema