Film Festival | New Italian Cinema 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 3:30pm - Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 8:30pm


Friday December 6 - Sunday December 8. 2019

A free admission film festival made possible thanks to the support of

Penn Cinema & Media Studies, in collaboration with N.I.C.E. - New Italian Cinema Events and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, presents the 2019 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili and aims at showing new and original Italian feature films in Philadelphia.

All movies in Italian with English subtitles.


Friday 6 December

| L'OSPITE | The Guest
Duccio Chiarini | 2nd Feature, 2018, 122 min
A bitter-sweet late coming of age about the problems of modern-day love.

| 5 È IL NUMERO PERFETTO | 5 Is the Perfect Number
Igor Tuveri (as Igort) | 1st Feature, 2019, 100 min

Based on the namesake book, the movie follows Peppino, an old hit man in a '70 Naples, forced to come back in action by the murder of his son.


Saturday 7 December

| DAFNE | Dafne
Federico Bondi | 2nd Feature, 2019, 94 min
Dafne is a self-aware and bright young woman with Down syndrome. When her mother dies, she has to attend to her father too, on top of attempting to process her own grief.

| IN VIAGGIO CON ADELE | Travelling with Adele
Alessandro Capitani | 1st Feature, 2018, 80 min
Adele has never met her father and has always lived under the protective wing of her mother Margherita.


Sunday 8 December

3pm | IL VEGETARIANO | The Vegetarian
Roberto San Pietro | 1st Feature, 2019, 110
Krishna lives in Italy, milking cows. His contact with the cows takes him back to his childhood in India.

| IO, LEONARDO| I, Leonardo
Jesus Garces Lambert| 1st Feature, 2019, 90 min
Discover Leonardo da Vinci, the man, the painter, the scientist and the inventor, through a unique, engaging and fascinating journey in the mind of the genius.


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