THE MAGIC OF CINEMA BY DAVID YATES
AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CINEMA
In Turin, the British director, who has brought four chapters of the Harry Potter film series to the big screen, will receive the Star of the Mole. Yates will be the protagonist of an awaited Masterclass and will present to the public Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets
Tuesday 24th May 2022
5.30 pm – National Cinema Museum
8:30 pm – Cinema Massimo
Presale opening: May 9, 2022
The magic of cinema by David Yates arrives in Turin. The National Cinema Museum pays tribute to the acclaimed British director who made a significant contribution to the success of the hit film series by Harry Potter and indelibly associated your name with Wizarding World created by JK Rowling.
Yates will meet the audience Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 5.30 pm in the Temple Hall of the Mole Antonelliana and at 20:30 to the Cinema Massimo (Room One), will introduce the vision of the third film of the new era of the magical world, Fantastic Beasts – Dumbledore’s Secrets (2022).
In dialogue with the director of the Museum Domenico De Gaetanothe director will be the protagonist of a long-awaited Masterclass, an opportunity to retrace the most important stages of his career, from his television debuts to the latest productions.
At the end of the meeting, David Yates will receive the Star of the Moleas recognition for having contributed, with his filmography, to the development of the cinematographic art.
“I am very honored and excited to go to Turin to share my cinematic experience in the magnificent Mole Antonelliana, a magical looking place that would be the ideal location for one of my films. – tells David Yates – I cannot imagine a more evocative and stimulating space to talk about my career as a film-maker, from the modest beginnings of Super8mm short films, through TV dramas for the BBC, to finally realize the dream of making films for a global audience. “.
“David Yates enters everyone’s imagination through the Harry Potter film series and overwhelms expectations – points out Domenico De Gaetanodirector of the National Cinema Museum – He is the best translator in images of JK Rowling’s Wizarding World complex, dark and elegant at the same time, sober and playful. His films are cultural phenomena that entertain and at the same time make different generations of spectators think. But like the great masters of the history of cinema, Yates is a profound connoisseur of the art of cinema and the masterclass will be a unique opportunity to retrace his extraordinary career, the beginnings, the successes and the challenges that await him “.
“David Yates is a great director, capable of making people dream, of recreating that magic that only cinema can give – he claims Enzo Ghigopresident of the National Cinema Museum – that same magic that we try to convey to the visitors of our museum. We are very happy to have him here at the Mole Antonelliana and I am sure he will be able to fascinate and enchant us as he does well in his films “.
Raised in St. Helens, Merseyside, Yates studied Political Science at the University of Essex and Georgetown University in Washington, DC. As a teenager, he developed an interest in film production, making numerous short films and documentaries at university, even before studying at the National Film and Television School as a director. In 2002 he won his first BAFTA for the BBC drama miniseries The Way We Live Now, played by Matthew Macfadyen and Cillian Murphy. In 2003 she directed the television series State of Playfor which he received the Directors Guild of Great Britain Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement.
The following year, it was the turn of the crude two-part drama Sex Traffic, for which he earned another BAFTA and his second DGGB Award nomination, as well as numerous other international accolades. Yates then directed the final four chapters of the Harry Potter saga, culminating in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, leading the record-breaking franchise to an epic conclusion. In 2016 you directed The Legend of Tarzanwith Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz, before introducing audiences to a new era of the wizarding world with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themfollowed by Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) and Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets (2022). In addition to directing, he supports emerging writers and directors, with grants from the Bush Theater in London, an annual scholarship from the National Film and Television School and ongoing support for the Watersprite Film Festival in Cambridge.
Yates also received the John Schlesinger Britannia BAFTA Award for Excellence in Directing and an Honorary Fellowship for Outstanding Contribution to the British Film and Television Industry from the National Film and Television School.
Admission for the Masterclass: 5 euros
National Cinema Museum ticket available on the website https://cinema.museitorino.it/
Cinema Massimo ticket available on the website http://www.cinemamassimotorino.it/info/
Presale opening: May 9, 2022