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Solares Fondazione delle Arti (Foundation of the Arts) is engaged in all-round cultural production, blending together theatre, cinema and visual arts. Solares has deep roots in its area, and works on projects both in Italy and elsewhere in Europe, taking advantage of influential relationships with cultural centres abroad and leading international figures.


Solares Fondazione delle Arti was founded in Parma in 2007 from a merger between Teatro delle Briciole, the most important Italian repertory Theatre for innovative productions for children, and Solares Fondazione Culturale, an international endeavour dedicated to the creation, development and production of events linked to contemporary art in all of its multifaceted guises and cinema, screening and production.

This is a cultural enterprise on the European model, with an evident multidisciplinary identity. A cultural production centre whose activities are split between two sites (thus offering more halls; two for theatre and one for cinema, an outdoor cinema arena for summer, and rehearsal rooms), Solares is mindful of the transformation processes in  the contemporary art and society, and strives to keep abreast of new demands, and keen to develop brand new connections between all kinds of artistic languages, while keeping an eye open for anything new.


Actually Solares runs projects in 3 cultural active fields: Art, Theatre, Cinema.

Company Highlights




Genre:              Documentary 

Director:          Wim Wenders 

Screenplay:      Wim Wenders 


"Pope Francis - A Man of His Word" is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope's ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions.




Genre:              Documentary 

Director:          Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Screenplay:       Nina Laurio, Tiina Lymi 


The film follows Salgado as he began a career as an economist with his wife, Lélia, at his side. During a stint in Paris, Lélia bought a camera, and Salgado discovered his love of photography. Following the timeline of his life, the film uses his own photos and videos to illustrate Salgado's life and work beginning with his exile from Brazil and his subsequent transition from economist to artist and explorer Salgado began working full time as a photographer in 1973, first news photography then documentary style, with Lelia supporting him. The film follows him as he travels around South America, including the countries neighboring his native Brazil, spending time among and photographing native tribes, living lives not much touched by the modern world.


Un Certain Regard section- Special Prize

Academy Award - Best Documentary 

Audience Award - San Sebastián International Film Festival

2015 Audience Award - Tromsø International Film Festival

César Award - Best Documentary Film, 40th César Awards





Genre:                Documentary 

Director:            Gianfranco Pannone

Screenplay:       Gianfranco Pannone

Cast:                  Viljami Nojonen, Juno, Eero Aho, Mikael Gabriel, Deogracias Masomi


Swiss Guards at the time of Pope Francis. Leo and René are a forester and a student of a theology of Aargau. They have decided to enter the Pontifical Swiss Guard. For over 500 years, the Swiss Guard has been at the service of the Popes and has been watching over the Vatican. It all began in 1506 when the first Swiss arrived on request of the then Pope Julius II. Leo is a simple guy, he is pleased to live an educational experience in the Eternal City. René is a Catholic intellectual who wants to understand: what does it mean to wear a uniform of the 16th century? and to be part of a colorful and for many ways anachronistic military body, especially in comparison with "revolutionary " figure of Pope Francis. The young soldier tries to find an answer for himself and also for his brothers in arms.


72a Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia

Castellinaria Bellinzona 





Genre:                Documentary 

Director:            Stefano Consiglio

Screenplay:       Stefano Consiglio



EVVIVA GIUSEPPE ("Long Live Giuseppe") is a film about Giuseppe Bertolucci's life, experience and many outstanding talents: film, theatre and television director; writer, poet, talent scout, and cultural organizer.
The story is told through the voice of his father Attilio (who recalls Giuseppe's "painful privilege" of  being a younger son); that of his elder brother Bernardo (who movingly recounts his birth, the games they played as teenagers... and his own desire of infecting him with his passion for the cinema); the accounts of friends and colleagues such as Lidia Ravera, Mimmo Rafele, Marco Tullio Giordana and Nanni Moretti (who describes him as "the first times man", which seems like the title of a film by Aki Kaurismaki, a film director much loved by Giuseppe); the memories of some of his favourite actresses: Stefania Sandrelli, Laura Morante and Sonia Bergamasco. With the contribution of Gina Luca Farinelli (director of the Cineteca di Bologna, where Giuseppe was President for over ten years); the participation of Fabrizio Gifuni (who reads from works by Giuseppe), Emanuele Trevi (who reads a story of his about Giuseppe's last days), Aldo Nove (in some of whose works I hear echoes of Giuseppe's thoughts); and of course with the concluding monologue by Roberto Benigni, who for the first time recites a piece he has written in tribute to his long-time friend, now gone!


74a Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia

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