Film Festival | New Authors of Italian Cinema
NEW AUTHORS OF ITALIAN CINEMA
Thursday, December 5 - Sunday, December 8, 2013
A free admission film festival made possible thanks to the support of
The Cinema Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the International House of Philadelphia, present the 2013 edition of NEW AUTHORS OF ITALIAN CINEMA. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema Studies) and aims at promoting new Italian Cinema abroad. Recently released feature films directed by Italy's most promising filmmakers will be presented and discussed by our Penn's Italian PhD students. The final remarks will be addressed by Stefania Benini, Professor of Italian Cinema at Penn. NEW AUTHORS OF ITALIAN CINEMA is also part of the series of events of the 2013, Year of Italian Culture.
Thursday, December 5 @ 5:30pm | Norman Rusin presents
Cosimo and Nicole | Francesco Amato, 2012
Cosimo is Italian and Nicole is French. They meet in Genoa during the G8 protest and it is love at first sight.
Thursday, December 5 @ 8:30pm | Mike Edwards presents
Balancing Act | Ivano De Matteo, 2012
Giulio is forty years old and leads a seemingly quiet life. Then, his perfect life suddenly collapses.
Friday, December 6 @ 5:30pm | Claudia Consolati presents
Steel | Stefano Mordini, 2012
The steel works twenty-four hours a day, monopolizing the territory and invading the river, the beach and the lives of the population. 14-year-old Anna and Francesca spend long afternoons in which nothing happens, in fear and desire for discovery.
Friday, December 6 @ 8:30pm | Nicolò Moscatelli presents
The Commander and the Stork | Silvio Soldini, 2012
Scattered around the streets and gardens, the statues oversee the city as it wakes up. If you get close enough, climbing up to them, you can hear them think or even speak.
Saturday, December 7 @ 5:30pm | Alessandra Mirra presents
The Ideal City | Luigi Lo Cascio, 2012
Michele Grassadonia is an architect and a fervent environmentalist, who believes in the value of civic engagement and social solidarity.
Saturday, December 7 @ 8:30pm | Peter Lesnik presents
Alì Blue Eyes | Claudio Giovannesi, 2012
Ostia, the suburban seafront of Rome in wintertime. Two sixteen-year-old boys steal a scooter at 8 in the morning, then rob a store, and still get on time to school at 9. Nader is Egyptian, but was born in Rome. Stefano is Italian and is Nader’s best friend.
Sunday, December 8 @ 5:30pm | Andrew Korn presents
The Interval | Leonardo Di Costanzo, 2012
A boy and a girl are locked up in an enormous abandoned building in a suburban area.
Sunday, December 8 @ 8:30pm | Andrea Gazzoni presents
There Will Come a Day | Giorgio Diritti, 2012
Painful family issues push Augusta to doubt the certainties on which she had built her existence. On a small boat and in the immensity of the Amazon nature, she begins her journey accompanying Sister Franca in her mission to the Indios villages.