Cairo International Film Festival

Alberto Barbera #CIFF40

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The role of film festivals today and how their host cities interact with an international film festival audience.

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PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Alberto Barbera, director of the Venice Film Festival.

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An interview with Alberto Barbera from the 40th Cairo International Film Festival in Egypt. The director of the Venice Film Festival talks about his thoughts and feelings about Egypt, one of the birthplaces of civilization, but also about how the city of Venice itself is integrated within the experience of the many people who travel annually to the Venice Film Festival. Barbera was here in Cairo also to give a talk, which also revolved around the topic of the role of film festivals today. On this interview, among other things, he shares his own thoughts on this role, particularly questioned in the age of Netflix, the internet and the widespread practice of film streaming.


  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Alberto Barbera
  • Interviewee role
    Director Venice Film Festival
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