Arthouse cinema 2023, the new films by Nolan, Scorsese and Moretti are coming

BIOPICS COMING SOON – On the biopic front we find “Oppenheimer” by Christopher Nolan set in the 1940s with the story of one of the fathers of the atomic bomb (Cillian Murphy). In the cast Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Gary Oldman, Emily Blunt and Kenneth Branagh. “Maestro” with Bradley Cooper as director, performer and producer is also a bioscope on the life of the conductor Leonard Bernstein. Then, there is “Ferrari” by Michael Mann, biopic about the Italian entrepreneur played by Adam Driver. We are in the summer of 1957 and the former Ferrari driver is in crisis: bankruptcy has brought the company to its knees, which he built ten years earlier together with his wife Laura.

Finally comes a cult biography signed Ridley Scott, or “Napoleon” who will tell about his rise to power and his relationship with Giuseppina, his wife and only love. The protagonists are Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby. “Priscilla” by Sofia Coppola is instead a transversal biopic dedicated to Elvis Presley from the point of view of his wife Priscilla (Cailee Spaeny). The film is in fact based on the biographical book “Elis & me”, and intends to tell the perspective of a teenage Priscilla who was fourteen when she met Elvis. March 30 arrives “The Return of Casanova” by Gabriele Salvatores. Freely inspired by the novel by Arthur Schnitzler, it tells the story of a director who does not give up on the passage of time and decides to focus his new film on Casanova (Toni Servillo). Another great master, Marco Bellocchio, instead is engaged in “The conversion” with the true story of a Jewish child, Edgardo Mortara, who in 1858 was taken from the Papal States and taken away from his family to be raised as a Catholic. Transferred to Rome, the child was then raised according to Christian precepts in the custody of Pius IX despite his family’s requests for him back.

NEWS IN THE CINEMA – On the topical front, it will arrive in theaters “I Captain” by Matteo Garrone with the story of two young Seydou and Moussa, who leave Dakar (Senegal) to face the long journey to Europe. For them an odyssey that leads them to cross all kinds of danger. “El Conde” by Pablo Larraín is instead a fantasy comedy: we imagine a 250-year-old vampire Augusto Pinochet, weighed down by dishonor and family conflicts, the former Chilean dictator has only one desire: to die. “Finally dawn” by Saverio Costanzo takes us back to the fifties. Here Mimosa (Rebecca Antonaci) is an extra in a Hollywood peplum who spends a night with an American actress (Lily James), a gallery owner (Willem Dafoe) and an up-and-coming actor.

“The first day of my life” by Paolo Genovese intertwines the story of a man (Valerio Mastandrea), two women (Margherita Buy and Sara Serraiocco) and a boy, united by the fact that they are desperate. One day they meet a character (Toni Servillo), who gives them the opportunity to observe what could happen in the world when they disappear. Much waiting for “The sun of the future” by Nanni Moretti, set in Italy, between the 50s and 70s, in the world of the circus and cinema. In the cast we find Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando Barbora Bobulova. “The chimera” by Alice Rohrwacher is instead set in the 1980s and has as its protagonist a hunter of Etruscan artifacts called Arthur who has the gift of “feeling the void”. On June 16 it will then be released in the States “Asteroid City” by Wes Anderson which takes place in 1955 in an imaginary American town in the desert, where the Junior Stargazer 1/4Space Cadet convention takes place every year. Impressive cast: Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson and Matt Dillon.

Pedro Almodóvar’s “Strange way of life” is a queer western starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal. It’s actually just a thirty minute short film. Protagonist Silva, a man who crosses the desert to reach the town of Bitter Creek. “Challengers” by Luca Guadagnino is instead a comedy set in the world of tennis. Zendaya plays Tashi, a former golfer who coaches her husband Art (Mike Faist) and has managed to turn him into a world-class Grand Slam star. Martin Scorsese with “Killers of the Flower Moon” puts his hand to an adaptation of David Grann’s book of the same name, which investigates the real murders of some members of the Osage Nation, a Native American population of Oklahoma. We are in the 1920s, and oil is discovered under their land. The FBI takes over the investigation and uncovers a horrible secret behind this trail of violence. Starring Jesse Plemons, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

Arthouse cinema 2023, the new films by Nolan, Scorsese and Moretti are coming