In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including HR Giger and Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever.
An exiled filmmaker returns to Chile, contemplating fascism and eternity.  Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán's The Cordillera of Dreams completes his trilogy (with Nostalgia for the Light and The Pearl Button) investigating the relationship between historical memory, political trauma, and geography in his native country of Chile. It centers on the imposing landscape of the Andes that run the length of the country’s Eastern border. At once protective and isolating, magisterial and indifferent, the Cordillera serves as an enigmatic focal point around which Guzmán contemplates the enduring legacy of the 1973 military coup d’état.
Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.
An exiled filmmaker returns to Chile, contemplating fascism and eternity.  Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán's The Cordillera of Dreams completes his trilogy (with Nostalgia for the Light and The Pearl Button) investigating the relationship between historical memory, political trauma, and geography in his native country of Chile. It centers on the imposing landscape of the Andes that run the length of the country’s Eastern border. At once protective and isolating, magisterial and indifferent, the Cordillera serves as an enigmatic focal point around which Guzmán contemplates the enduring legacy of the 1973 military coup d’état.
Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream and decides to minister a small-town parish.
In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including HR Giger and Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever.
Detour con gioia e un pizzico di orgoglio vi invita a partecipare alla XX Edizione dei Corsi di Fotografia di Patrizia Copponi, ex-reporter d'assalto che da più di venti anni ha deciso di dedicare la sua vita all'insegnamento, condividendo con grande passione e instancabile disponibilità la sua conoscenza tecnica e storica dell'argomento. La docente, Patrizia Copponi, è fotoreporter dal 1980. Ha collaborato con i maggiori settimanali, quotidiani e mensili italiani ed esteri. Si occupa da decenni dell’Organizzazione di attività culturali sulla comunicazione visiva e dell’insegnamento della Fotografia. Insegna al Detour dal 2012 con dedizione e passione.
Based at the legendary DETOUR Arthouse Cinema, in the heart of Rome since 1997, ON THE ROAD FILM FESTIVAL is devoted to contemporary independent cinema - fiction, documentary and experimental - presenting travelogues, urban and waste-land wanderings, real or imaginary topographies, unexpected detours, psycho-geographical drifts, migration and nomadism. We look for films that develop, through linguistic and narrative skills, a critical and inventive approach to the subject guidelines of the Festival: a traveling mood with digressions from fixed paths, where the route is what matters, not the destination. The Festival hosts screenings, master classes, meetings, art exhibitions, live performances and music, both at DETOUR Cinema and at a variety of cinema venues, film clubs, schools, public libraries and other unusual locations in Rome and and in its surrounding area.
Based at the legendary DETOUR Arthouse Cinema, in the heart of Rome since 1997, ON THE ROAD FILM FESTIVAL is devoted to contemporary independent cinema - fiction, documentary and experimental - presenting travelogues, urban and waste-land wanderings, real or imaginary topographies, unexpected detours, psycho-geographical drifts, migration and nomadism. We look for films that develop, through linguistic and narrative skills, a critical and inventive approach to the subject guidelines of the Festival: a traveling mood with digressions from fixed paths, where the route is what matters, not the destination. The Festival hosts screenings, master classes, meetings, art exhibitions, live performances and music, both at DETOUR Cinema and at a variety of cinema venues, film clubs, schools, public libraries and other unusual locations in Rome and and in its surrounding area.
HERSTORIES it is going to end! We hoped to trace a path through women’s collective narratives, to make a wide-ranging story of women’s lives, where the history of each one of us is also that of all the others. Making them actresses in their own stories. The Storytelling, telling each other, can improve our existence with the knowledge, the feeling of being part of an active collective. Talking about the past and the present to imagine together a better future, more equal, supportive. The project, planned originally during the spring of 2020, has been suspended and postponed because of the restrictions following the Covid-19 emergency and now it is virtual&real. We invited you to tell your stories. Waiting together for the next Edition.
It is our last screening of the season! Inspired by the early years of two Russian rock stars from the 1980s, Kirill Serebrennikov's film pays tribute to the Leningrad underground scene just before the dawn of perestroika. Premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
Magnificent and progressive fate is a documentary movie having as its main characters Renato Curcio and the ‘Ergastolo di Santo Stefano’, a panoptic structure located in the namesake island of the Pontine archipelago, indeed just little more than a rock in the sea. The Panopticon, a term coined by the English jurist and philosopher Jeremy Bentham, is a word made up of pan- that in Greek means “all” and optikon that means “to see”, refers to the “capacity to see all” at a glance, i.e. a physical and social architecture of an invisible power. St. Stephen Prison is the first facility in the world, in which this idea was implemented (1795), hence the physical setting of the documentary and it represents, along with the island itself, the metaphor, from which the analysis made by the main character, Renato Curcio, of the so called Digital Revolution unravels. The storytelling about the magnificence of the effects the new technologies may have on us is pervasive: Technology makes us smarter or even makes us long for a new type of technologic superman. Least popular is instead the critical thinking about the impact that all this actually has on the human nature itself as we have understood it until now.
Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, better known as Pippa Bacca, was a 34 years old Italian artist. She crossed 11 countries involved in wars, hitchhiking with another Milanese artist, Silvia Moro, both wearing a wedding dress. This was a performance for peace, trust and hoping to prove that if you rely on others, you’ll receive good things only. After travelling many roads, the two artists decided to split for a while in Istanbul, planning to meet again in Byblos. Pippa left then, alone, and nobody heard from her again.
While stuck at a wedding in Palm Springs, Nyles meets Sarah, the maid of honor and family black sheep. After he rescues her from a disastrous toast, Sarah becomes drawn to Nyles and his offbeat nihilism. But when their impromptu tryst is thwarted by a surreal interruption, Sarah must join Nyles in embracing the idea that nothing really matters, and they begin wreaking spirited havoc on the wedding celebration. "It’s tough for a film to be heady and hilarious, but Palm Springs does it beautifully." David Sims - The Atlantic
Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, better known as Pippa Bacca, was a 34 years old Italian artist. She crossed 11 countries involved in wars, hitchhiking with another Milanese artist, Silvia Moro, both wearing a wedding dress. This was a performance for peace, trust and hoping to prove that if you rely on others, you’ll receive good things only. After travelling many roads, the two artists decided to split for a while in Istanbul, planning to meet again in Byblos. Pippa left then, alone, and nobody heard from her again.
Algiers, 1997. Terrorist wanting an Islamic and archaic state are everywhere. Young student Nedjma is passionate about making a fashion show. Women are oppressed, in a seek to take control of their bodies, clothing and public space...
"In reality, almost nothing of the things I care about remained standing." Luigi Pintor, one of the most important Italian left-wing intellectuals, tells himself and thinks aloud, with the filter of a very particular sensitivity, on the facts, experiences, ideas, emotions that have marked Italian history from the war to the present day. But also on the gloomy prospects that loom over our future and the few hopes that oppose it. A long video interview, the only one in existence, in which the thread of reflection and memory unfolds following a series of key words that underlie the plot of Pintor's thought: the search for a critical conscience which, distrusting systematic thinking, is constantly feels tested.
Werner Herzog Pays Tribute to a ‘Kindred Spirit’, honoring the writer and explorer Bruce Chatwin in a stimulating and visually overwhelming documentary. Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with Bruce Chatwin, whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog's deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of "brontosaurus skin," encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.
Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, better known as Pippa Bacca, was a 34 years old Italian artist. She crossed 11 countries involved in wars, hitchhiking with another Milanese artist, Silvia Moro, both wearing a wedding dress. This was a performance for peace, trust and hoping to prove that if you rely on others, you’ll receive good things only. After travelling many roads, the two artists decided to split for a while in Istanbul, planning to meet again in Byblos. Pippa left then, alone, and nobody heard from her again.
Werner Herzog Pays Tribute to a ‘Kindred Spirit’, honoring the writer and explorer Bruce Chatwin in a stimulating and visually overwhelming documentary. Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with Bruce Chatwin, whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog's deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of "brontosaurus skin," encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.
While stuck at a wedding in Palm Springs, Nyles meets Sarah, the maid of honor and family black sheep. After he rescues her from a disastrous toast, Sarah becomes drawn to Nyles and his offbeat nihilism. But when their impromptu tryst is thwarted by a surreal interruption, Sarah must join Nyles in embracing the idea that nothing really matters, and they begin wreaking spirited havoc on the wedding celebration. "It’s tough for a film to be heady and hilarious, but Palm Springs does it beautifully." David Sims - The Atlantic
Werner Herzog Pays Tribute to a ‘Kindred Spirit’, honoring the writer and explorer Bruce Chatwin in a stimulating and visually overwhelming documentary. Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with Bruce Chatwin, whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog's deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of "brontosaurus skin," encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.
While stuck at a wedding in Palm Springs, Nyles meets Sarah, the maid of honor and family black sheep. After he rescues her from a disastrous toast, Sarah becomes drawn to Nyles and his offbeat nihilism. But when their impromptu tryst is thwarted by a surreal interruption, Sarah must join Nyles in embracing the idea that nothing really matters, and they begin wreaking spirited havoc on the wedding celebration. "It’s tough for a film to be heady and hilarious, but Palm Springs does it beautifully." David Sims - The Atlantic
SHORTS to TRAVEL: on the road again. Short movies Selection from On the road film Festival.
Werner Herzog Pays Tribute to a ‘Kindred Spirit’, honoring the writer and explorer Bruce Chatwin in a stimulating and visually overwhelming documentary. Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with Bruce Chatwin, whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog's deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of "brontosaurus skin," encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.
Based on his a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. "A delicate and tremulous thing, at once confident and gentle, lyrically composed yet as stoic as the American masculine ideal it so carefully deconstructs." - The Front Row. 97% tomatometer!
SHORTS to TRAVEL: on the road again. Short movies Selection from On the road film Festival.
HERSTORIES hopes to trace a path through women’s collective narratives. What we intend is to make a wide-ranging story of women’s lives, where the history of each one of us is also that of all the others. Taking its starting point from a series of films, it tries to stimulate a dialogue with the spectators, making them actresses in their own stories. The stories converge in an audio report and a short film where each participant is encouraged to use the creative tools most congenial to her. The Storytelling, telling each other, can improve our existence with the knowledge, the feeling of being part of an active collective. Talking about the past and the present to imagine together a better future, more equal, supportive. The project, planned originally during the spring of 2020, has been suspended and postponed because of the restrictions following the Covid-19 emergency and now it is virtual&real. We invite you to tell your stories. You are invited to send us, keeping the focus on the relevant themes, your personal stories in an audio recording ( max 2 minutes), your photos & drawings (max 5) which says something about you, of your house, of your favourite places, of your life, one of your poems or a short novel. These materials will be published on our social media channels and on our website and will be part of the audio documentary and video-collage. Together! We are sorry but all the seats for the lab are already booked. We hope that for the new edition everything will back to normal!
Cine Detour riparte con la seconda edizione di CINEMA NEL PARCO. Dopo l'edizione 2019/2020 conclusa nel centenario di Garbatella, si rinnova la collaborazione con IC Via Padre Semeria, l'associazione genitori Scuola Libera Tutti e le fantastiche guide di APPasseggio (associazione GoTellGo). I MIEI QUARTIERI coinvolge le classi della scuola secondaria e quelle della scuola primaria dell’Istituto. Merita particolare attenzione il percorso di approfondimento dedicato alla street art, arte di riqualificazione urbana che tanto spazio e visibilità ha trovato nel Municipio Roma VIII. Le classi, divise in gruppi di lavoro, adotteranno un’opera a scelta tra i murali presenti sul territorio del municipio, ne scopriranno le caratteristiche storico-artistiche, si metteranno in gioco e in dialogo con esse e realizzeranno delle video-storie delle varie azioni performative.
On the Road Film Festival. An itinerant and independent cinema festival, both on the road and borderline. Errant images, displacements and psycho-geographical drifts. Call for Entries and Regulations 2018. Please read carefully the terms of the regulations before submitting your film. In order to submit your film, an online entry form must be filled out either on Detour website or, alternatively, on one of the associate web-based platforms.