Screening of "Roma" by Federico Fellini
- Community & Culture
- Italian Cultural Institute, Chicago IL
The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute
is pleased to invite you to
the screening of
98 minutes, 2011
by Ivan Cotroneo
Tuesday, November 13th
Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60611
The year is 1973. Swingin’ Naples is the place. Frizzy-haired, bespectacled Peppino (Luigi Catani) is nine years old and watching the world change through the misadventures of his dysfunctional family. Valeria Golino stars as his mother, Rosaria, who has sunk into depression after discovering she’s being cheated on. Cousin Gennaro (Vincenzo Nemolato) is a very mortal man with a superhero complex, who encourages Peppino to accept his own quirks and celebrate his individuality. Adapted for the screen from his own novel, writer/director Ivan Cotroneo (I Am Love, Loose Cannons) nostalgically depicts the psychedelic era in an ancient city, showing its citizens on the edge of a new era. Luca Bigazzi’s charming cinematography offers views of the claustrophobic old quarters, and the modern middle class homes that Peppino’s family inhabits. While his mother is attending psychotherapy sessions, Peppino’s super-mod aunt and uncle take him to love-ins and demonstrations. But as everyone in the family will come to find out, “peace and love” aren’t just slogans; they take work to achieve.
In Italian with English subtitles. Light reception will be offered.
Reservations kindly suggested.
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Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60611
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