Wednesday, April 19th, starts the thirty-eighth edition of the Lovers Film Festival, the oldest festival on LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex issues) directed by Vladimir Luxuria and founded by Giovanni Minerba and Ottavio Mai, which takes place from 18 to 23 April 2023 at the Cinema Massimo, the multiplex of the National Museum of Cinema in Turin.
Many special guests in Turin:
at 9.30 am at the Cinema Massimo, the scientific communicator and influencer Vincenzo Schettini will be the protagonist of the talk La fisica che ci piace for high schools, that will precede the screening of Le Paradis by Zeno Graton (France 2023). The appointment is included in the calendar of La Scuola in prima Fila – a project of the National Museum of Cinema realized as part of the National Plan of Cinema and Images for the School promoted by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Merit.
Prominent international presence: Kodo Nishimura (6 pm), a Buddhist monk from Tokyo who began his career working as a makeup artist in the United States and collaborating on important events such as Miss Universe and NY Fashion Week. In 2015 he completed the path to become a Buddhist monk and achieved notoriety by participating in the television program Queer Eye: We’re in Japan.
As an activist for the rights of the LGBTQI+ community he has spoken at the United Nations, Yale and Stanford Universities, sparking the interest of the international press (CNN, BBC, ABC and Vogue Magazine). At Lovers, Wednesday 19th at 6 pm, will officially present his latest book released in Italy and will explain his mission: to encourage and enrich others inwardly through Buddhist wisdom. And a little bit of makeup.
At 7.30 pm will be guest of the Lovers the famous face of many successful fiction Giancarlo Commare who this year is in the cast of the TV series Sky Original Romulus 2, of Qui non è Hollywood on Disney + in the film Nuovo Olimpo, directed by Ferzan Özpetek and the actor Piero Di Blasio protagonist of many shows including the musical Alta Società with Vanessa Incontrada. Commare, as the protagonist, and Di Blasio, as director, will debut on April 26th at the Teatro Colosseo in Turin with the musical Tutti parlano di Jamie based on a true story and iinspired by the BBC documentary entitled Jamie: Drag Queen at 16.