From 17.10. To 21.10.2017.
Selection of contemporary Italian films.
Whales and Flying Donkeys all'italiana
Pif (Pierfrancesco Diliberto)
Edoardo Maria Falcone
Thirty-one year old Paolo is experiencing a personal crisis after he recently broke up with his partner who decided to start a family. He spends his days working in a furniture store and his nights in nightclubs seeking short-term entertainment. Self-destructive singer Mia, about Paolo’s age, is now homeless and pregnant after her boyfriend left her. After a chance meeting in a club Paolo decides to help her. They travel to the south of Italy in search of the child’s father.
Love story set in the time of the WW II when the allied forces arrive to Sicily. Arturo is in love with Flora, daughter of a restaurant’s owner who is forced to marry a mafia boss. Arturo decides to join the allies and return to Sicily from America where he went to looking for a better life. Behind the main story the films cleverly portrays the relationships between the allied forces and the mafia during the WW II that determined Sicily’s destiny in the coming years.
This is a story about growing-up and maturing of young people. Marco and Marina arrive from Italy to the US on a plane. They have just graduated from high-school and a carefree summer and a bright future are ahead of them. Marco does not really know what he wants from life, and Marina is up-tight and he does not care for her too much. Their hosts in San Francisco are Matt and Paul, a gay couple, and Maria has to repress her prejudices.
Documentary about the life and career of a famous Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma. His father was a camera operator and his mother a florist and he entered world of film as a teenager when he got his first job on a film set. He worked on sets for directors such as Visconti, De Sica, Antonioni and many others. In time he became a cinematographer and some of his most famous films that he worked on are Divorce Italian Style (1961) by Pietro Germi, Red Desert (1964), Blow Up (1966) and Identi...
Giacomo is a rich successor of a family of industrialists who has never recovered from a childhood trauma. Namely, his father jumped out of his study’s window in front of his son. In the meantime, Giacomo grew up and became an educated, intelligent and kind young man but his wish to learn more about his deceased father grows stronger with each passing day. Soon he starts to believe in reincarnation and a series of events leads him to believe that a small-tome crook Mario from Rome is the r...