Torino Film Festival
From November 26th to December 4th, the 28th Torino Film Festival will be held in Turin. There will be a great opening night at the Regio Theatre. This is the second edition directed by Gianni Amelio and among the most important guests will be the director Marco Bellocchio and the American author Joe R. Lansdale. Bellocchio, one of the most important writer and directors of Italian and international cinema, will be the President of the International Feature Competition Jury. This edition will be dedicated to one of the most prolific American directors of the second half of the 20th Century: John Huston. The retrospective will include more than forty-five titles, including, in addition to all the war movies and documentaries directed by the author, a selection of his screenplays and interpretations.
St. Nicholas Procession
The Saint Nicholas procession is the re-enactment that every year on November 14th commemorates the arrival of St. Nicholas in the Netherlands by sea from Madrid. St. Nicholas, the Dutch equivalent to Santa Claus, comes to town on a boat after crossing Berlagebrug, Nieuwe Herengracht and Schippersgracht, and concludes his tour at midday near the Maritime Museum, the Scheepvaartmuseum. From here begins the parade through the streets of the city, ending at Leidseplein around 2:30, where St. Nicholas meets the children.
Bologna Jazz Festival
The Jazz Festival is a tradition for Bologna, and each year brings together 100 artists from jazz music to the Teatro delle Celebrazioni: this year celebrates the first five years of the new course, after sixteen important editions of the '50s, '60s and '70s and the historic first edition held in 1938. This year's event will be held from November 13th to 20th, with an increase in quality and outstanding reputation of the artists, as well as the highest number of concerts and places involved, and is extended to other cities of the region. In addition to five theaters and seven clubs in the city and the Film Library of Bologna, some events will be held at the Galleria Civica di Modena, which will host the “events off”, and at the city of Ferrara.