Exhibition at the Mediterranean Hall of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès from July 11 to August 28, 2019, 1 boulevard of the Croisette, 06400 Cannes, daily open (7am to midnight), phones : 04.92.99.84.00 and 04.93.39.01.01
The Cannes Palais des Festivals welcomes the western spaghetti's father liked by film lovers but rejected by a kind of critic. Borns in an Italian family with a father film maker and an actress mother Sergio Leone reads many "fumetti" (cheaper comic books) during his childhood. He begins filming as assistant of famous film directors (De Sica, Robert Wise, ...) and will shot many antiquity action movies (peplums) between 1959 and 1961. Fed up with shooting peplums Sergio Leone wanted to follow the John Ford way of filming but by intoducing more pessimistics feelings. So Leone becomes member of a new film maker spontaneous generation who have done movies called spaghetti westerns with contempt by films critics. The western spaghetti action happens between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century somewhere in the West and don't respect the western codes. Only interesting by owning money the main characters supported by new way of framing belong to the non heroes categories with radical methods. Music composed by Enio Morricone underlines and sometimes develop the action. The Sergio Leone movies (dollar trilogy, "Once upon a time" trilogy, ...) describe the real west conquest but also the end of that conquest with the rail road increasing. Before shooting Sergio Leone made some searching in famous American Libraries (American Congress Library, ...) and his way of filming has deeply influenced the New Hollywood.