Film Festival | New Authors of Italian Cinema, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 5:30pm - Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 5:30pm


Thursday, December 4 - Sunday, December 7, 2014

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 2014 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.


Thursday 4 December @ 5:30pm | Elisa Modolo presents

Border | Alessio Cremonini, 2013, 95 min

Two sisters flee from their city, Baniyas, through the border of Turkey, after the husband of one of them decides to join the Free Syrian Army.


Thursday 4 December @ 8:00pm | Andrea Gazzoni presents

Blame Freud | Paolo Genovese, 2014, 120 min

A psychoanalyst coping with his three hopeless patients, who are his beloved daughters!


Friday 5 December @ 5:30pm | Norman Rusin presents

Up To The World | Alessandro Lunardelli, 2013, 95 min

Loris and Davide are two brothers. While attending a soccer game in Barcelona, Davide meets Andy, a Chilean guy, and he falls in love.


Friday 5 December @ 8:00pm | Michael Edwards presents

House of Shadows | Rossella De Venuto, 2014, 85 min

Megan and Leo live in Dublin. When Leo’s uncle dies, the couple decides to return to Puglia to sell the old family mansion that he has inherited.


Saturday 6 December @ 5:30pm | Nicolò Moscatelli presents

Remember Me? | Rolando Ravello, 2014, 91 min

Roberto, a kleptomaniac, and Bea, a forgetful narcoleptic, meet at the therapist who is treating them.


Saturday 6 December @ 8:00pm | Claudia Consolati presents

Human Capital | Paolo Virzì, 2013, 109 min

A cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve. How will this accident change the destiny of the rich Bernaschi family and the Rovelli family on the edge of bankruptcy?


Sunday 7 December @ 5:30pm | Peter Lesnik presents

The Medicines Seller | Antonio Morabito, 2013, 103 min

Bruno, a pharmaceutical representative, becomes the final link in the 'sweetheart dealing' chain to persuade doctors to prescribe the drugs of his company.


Sunday 7 December @ 8:00pm | Alessandra Mirra presents

I Can Quit Whenever I Want | Sydney Sibilia, 2014, 110 min

To earn a living a group of university researches decide to produce drugs.


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