Screening of "Our Land" by Giulio Manfredonia
- Community & Culture
- Italian Cultural Institute, Chicago IL
On the Occasion of the 12th Annual Italian Language Week in the World
The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute
is pleased to invite you to
the screening of
by Rolando Colla
featuring Armando Condolucci, Fiorella Campanella,
Alessia Barela, and Antonio Merone
Thursday, October 18th
Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60611
Summer Games is a brief interlude in the story of two couples on holiday at the sea. While Nic’s parents are trapped in a precarious relationship of mutual dependence, their twelve year old son acts out his father’s traumatising rages while playing with his friends. Marie, his peer, is deeply affected by her non-relationship with her father, and Nic tries to teach her how to dissociate from any form of feeling. However, both children end up experiencing the joys and the pain of first love which changes their lives. This is a film which explores the first decisive steps towards life and with which we have much in common.
“The story of this film is inspired by my childhood. Both Italians, my parents came to Switzerland and lived a life of labor and restrictions. My mother, my brother and I feared my father’s violent nature, his yelling. I have been trying to understand what this obscure and uncontrollable force is, that lives in us and distances us from a normal life. I see adults as boats halfway immerged in the water, objects stuck in a slanting position and hardly moving anymore. The children are like divers who are searching for pearls. And the film moves along with them. I hope that this film opens us up towards the children of today and towards the children we were and still are.”
In Italian with English subtitles
Presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
Reservations kindly suggested.
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Special thanks to Acqua Smeraldina
Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60611
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