Film Festival | New Italian Cinema, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:30pm - Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 8:30pm

NEW ITALIAN CINEMA

Thursday, December 3 - Sunday, December 6, 2015

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 2015 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema Studies) and aims at promoting Italian Cinema abroad with very recent released feature films.

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Thursday, 3 December @ 5:30pm


Se Dio vuole | Edoardo Falcone | 2015 | 87 min
Andrea surprises his entire family by revealing his decision to become a priest.

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Thursday, 3 December @ 8:30pm
Presenter: Peter Lesnik | Penn Italian Studies


Meraviglioso Boccaccio | Paolo & Vittorio Taviani | 2015 | 121 min
The Taviani brothers draw inspiration from Boccaccio's The Decameron.

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Friday, 4 December @ 5:30pm


Italo | Alessia Scarso | 2015 | 104 min
Young Meno lost his mother. Italo, a stray dog, follows him up at home and wreaks havoc in the town.

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Friday, 4 December @ 8:30pm
Presenter: Andrea Gazzoni | Penn Italian Studies


Il racconto dei racconti | Matteo Garrone | 2015 | 125 min
Once upon a time there were three neighboring kingdoms each with a magnificent castle, kings and queens, princes and princesses, sorcerers and fairies, fearsome monsters, ogres and old washerwomen, acrobats and courtesans.

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Saturday, 5 December @ 5:30pm


Io, Arlecchino | Matteo Bini & Giorgio Pasotti | 2015 | 90 min
Paolo is the host of a popular tv show. His father Giovanni is former actor and renowned Harlequin.

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Saturday, 5 December @ 8:30pm
Presenter: Claudia Consolati | Penn Italian Studies & Cinema Studies


Youth | Paolo Sorrentino | 2015 | 118 min
Fred is a retired composer and conductor, and Mick is a working director. They are longtime friends.

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Sunday, 6 December @ 5:30pm


Tempo instabile con probabili schiarite | Marco Pontecorvo | 2015 | 95 min
A small town is shaken by the discovery of a source of oil in a company’s courtyard.

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Sunday, 6 December @ 8:30pm
Presenter: Alessandra Mirra | Penn Italian Studies


Mia Madre | Nanni Moretti | 2015 | 106 min
Margherita is an accomplished film director and her mother is in the hospital.

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