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The world premiere of ALBERI will be on exhibit in the striking VW Dome at MoMA PS1 for 10 days starting from Thursday, April 18th, with a special celebration in the afternoon of Saturday, April 20th 2013. Istituto Luce Cinecitta, which is responsible for organizing the Italian selections abroad, is proud to announce that ALBERI ("Trees"), a cinematic installation by Michelangelo Frammartino, was chosen as an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival.

ALBERI is a "never ending" video-installation, everlastingly repeating itself, because the final images reconnect to the initial ones without the viewer realizing it, in a sort of perpetual vortex, which may be fallen into at any moment and at any point. The marvelous natural music at the tops of the eponymous trees makes way for the rhythmic cadence of civilization?men baring axes and the natural clatter of daily life?before their unforgettable return home from the forest. The singular artistry of director Michelangelo Frammartino (Il Dono and Le Quattro Volte) is beautifully displayed in this mesmerizing homage to nature.

This is the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, for which Istituto Luce Cinecitta aims to highlight the importance of Italian culture through Italian cinema. Istituto Luce Cinecitta, whose mission is to promote Italian cinema worldwide, is creating ongoing special events in major U.S. capitals throughout the year.

Luce Cinecitta' -- which has long been recognized as the production powerhouse in Italy- will be present at the Tribeca Film Festival, with two more feature films from Italian director Claudio Giovannesi, as well Christina Voros.

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