The city of Florence staged the world premiere of Inferno, the third film to be adapted from the Dan Brown novels about symbologist Robert Langdon. The city hosted one of the largest film premieres ever held in our country.
The premiere was on October 8, 2016, at Teatro dell’Opera in Florence. However, special events were already taking place days before in the most characteristic and iconic places in the city, to finally culminate in the world premiere on October 8.
Ron Howard, director of all three previous films, told Reuters on June 14 at the Art Science Museum in Singapore: “I’m happy to say that the premiere will be in the beautiful Italian city of Florence.” Howard specified that Florence is the perfect location since it is the heart of the whole movie. He also chose Florence in honour of the poet Dante Alighieri. Howard attended the preview of the film in the east Land with actors Tom Hanks and Irrfan Khan.
From 6 to October 8, the Tuscan capital has been flooded with celebrities from around the world, starting with the protagonists of the film, Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, who were joined in the city by the director and the rest of the cast.
The events relating to the premiere of the film began Thursday, October 6, during a press conference in the Salone dei Cinquecento, in which actors of Inferno answered questions from members of the press from around the world.
The night before, on October 5, the trailer of the movie Inferno was projected on the Arno river amidst a spectacle of lights and colors. The images emerged out of the water jets.
An impressive display of water thirty meters long and more than ten meters high was illuminated up and turned on the Arno near Ponte Vecchio with images of the film. Hundreds of tourists stopped on the banks of the river to watch the show.
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On October 7 a party was held in the beautiful surroundings of Forte Belvedere, where the protagonists of the film had the opportunity to be photographed in front of one of the most beautiful views of the city.
Teatro dell’Opera in Florence could have been mistaken for Cannes or Venice, given the abundance of Hollywood stars of hollywood attending the premiere of the film.
Over two thousand people were invited.
The complete cast was in attendance, including director Ron Howard, Tom Hanks, and Felicity Jones wearing a long red dress, as well as Dan Brown, the author of the novel that inspired the film.
There were also famous faces of Italian cinema, as Pierfrancesco Favino was present.
In attendance at the premiere were also the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Florence’s Mayor Dario Nardella, as well as the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Dario Franceschini.
The Opera theater was completely decorated with images of flames and fire, and had on its facade the following inscription: “Abandon all hope ye who enter here.”
A large Dante mask was placed at the entrance where ended the long red carpet that started from the boulevards.
Limousines and luxury cars, as well as taxis dropping off guests stopped in front of the red carpet, on either side of which thousands of photographers took pictures. The red carpet was divided in two: on one side entered stars holding a black invitation, while on the other entered audience members carrying a white ticket
Before the screening there was a cocktail, and after there was a dinner for around eighty guests, which comprised the complete cast of the film.
The movie Inferno is scheduled to be released in Italy on October 13, 2016, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. In the U.S., it is set to be release on October 28, 2016, in 3D and 2D formats.
The film is produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. The screenplay is by David Koepp, based on the novel by Dan Brown. Executive Producers are David Householter, Dan Brown, Anna Culp, and William M. Connor. Director of photography is Salvatore Totino, while the cinematography is by Peter Wenham. Editing by Dan Hanley and Tom Elkins.
Costumer designer is Julian Day.
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Pictures by Alessandro Grieco and Matias Mesquita, Direttore di Kibaka Florence Festival Cinema Africano