Vladimir Luxuria is the new director of Lovers Film Festival, the first film festival dedicated to LGBTQI+ films, which will be 35 years old since its foundation next year.
Receiving the assignment from the National Cinema Museum, the new director Vladimir Luxuria said: “I will work with enthusiasm and a sense of responsibility for a Festival that, thanks to the language of cinema, will be able to open minds and warm hearts: I welcome with joy the trust that has been placed in me and I will work with all my strength so that wherever there is the darkness of ignorance and prejudice a beam of light can light up that projects emotions and knowledge.”
The Museum would like to thank the selection committee, made up of Giaime Alonge, Alessandro Battaglia, Ricke Merighi, Roberto Piana and Bruna Ponti, who made a decisive contribution in proposing a “short list”, allowing for the choice of Luxuria.
“Working with Vladimir Luxuria – explains Sergio Toffetti, president of the National Cinema Museum – will certainly allow the festival to enhance the creativity of the proposal and the visibility of the programs, to dialogue more directly not only with the LGBTQI + community, but with an audience ever wider”.
The appointment with Lovers Film Festival is therefore set in Turin for spring 2020.