“BE KIND! REMAKE. BETTY BOOP and friends at the time of Berlin Cabaret”: animated videoinstallation/live performance, directed and designed by Monica Manganelli. SoundTrack: Giacomo Vanelli. Curator and Production: Giulietta Fara for FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL.

LOCATION: DUMBO art contemporary space, Bologna (Italy).


BOOMing Contemporary Art Show, is a fair dedicated to contemporary talents, visual artists and art innovators during the ART FIERA CITY-BOLOGNA 2023.

For the second year, Future Film Festival is collaborating with BOOMing Contemporary Art Show, proposing for the third edition of the fair a visual performance signed by Monica Manganelli, a director, set designer and creative director active in both theater and cinema, who in recent years has dedicated herself to directing animated films. The performance is curated by Giulietta Fara, founder and director of the Future Film Festival since 1999, as well as illustrator, journalist and curator of the CIRCUS section of the Pesaro Film Festival, dedicated to children’s cinema.
The central theme of the performance is Be Kind, Remake! in tribute to the 25th anniversary of the film Be Kind, Rewind! by Michel Gondry. At the heart of the performance is precisely the concept of “fan films,” famous blockbusters remade by movie fans, the phenomenon of “do-it-yourself” taken to the nth degree. Manganelli imagined a  trip of Betty to Germany, to perform in the legendary cabarets of 1930s Berlin.