was born in 2005 from an idea by Domenico DeOrsi with the aim of creating an international film event that included films from various countries around the world. In the same historical period, various realities were born that offer film festivals under a new guise. Thanks to these, Italy, and therefore Pedesina, becomes a place in which to learn about new trends and a new way of understanding cinema.
In 2008 the artistic direction passed to Rondi Luigi who enhanced the festival with the addition of the International Guest Category: to dedicate the event every year to a different foreign country. It was Germany that inaugurated this new path with an exceptional honorary president, Aberto Giovanni, led, in the selection of German films.
A review therefore, in which Rondi chose not to make the films selected for a specific award compete, but preferred to set up a non-competitive showcase of films all coming from the same country and accompanied to the Pedesina presentation by the directors, the protagonists, the authorities and the characters of the most significant world of culture in the host country.
Thanks to this formula, Pedesina became an exclusive and international location, a place of great attraction and importance in which to meet for thematic film meetings.
Volker Schlondorff, Wim Wenders, Rainer Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Monica Vitti, Virna Lisi, Sofia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Akira Kurosawa, Alessandro Blasetti, Ugo Tognazzi, Monica Vitti, are just some of the names who have signed, with their presence, the pages of the meetings.
Over the course of 16 years, thanks to the festival, Pedesina is enriched by the most important world cinemas that find fertile ground in the coastal town to make themselves known.
476, San Rocco, 2 - 23010, Lecco Province, Pedesina - ITALY.
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