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Series compiled by:Gwen Deglise and Grant Moninger. Program notes by Beth Hanna.

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<<< November 9 - 20, 2010 >>>

Cinema Italian Style 2010

 

More Cinema Italian Style at the Egyptian Theatre!

 

See the schedule for both the Aero and the Egyptian on one page.

Co-presented with Cinecittą Luce

Supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Film Department, and the Italian Film Commission, a division of the Italian Trade Commission, under the auspices of the Consul General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, with the generous contribution of Valentino, Alitalia, Regione Toscana, Toscana promozione and the participation of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America)

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Wednesday, November 10 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: Los Angeles Premiere! KISS ME AGAIN (BACIAMI ANCORA), 2010, Fandango Portobello, 139 min. Carlo (Stefano Accorsi) is in the midst of being divorced by his wife Giulia (Vittoria Puccini) for infidelity, and gets to spend only a few hours a week with his daughter. Director Gabriele Mucchino (who has recently come Stateside to direct the Will Smith-starring films THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS and SEVEN POUNDS) directs this moving drama about a family in desperate need of renewal. Winner of Best Film and Best Actress (Puccini) at the Shanghaii Film Festival. [35 mm] Discussion following the film with director Gabriele Muccino and actor Pierfrancesco Favino. Trailer | Buy Tickets

US Premiere! THE MAN WHO WILL COME (L’UOMO CHE VERRĄ), 2010, Intramovies, 117 min. Dir. Giorgio Diritti. It is December 1943, in the Gothic Line not far from Bologna (remembered in history as the location of "The Massacre of Marzabotto"), and 8-year-old Martina focuses on the baby who will soon be born in her family. On the night of September 28, 1944, the baby is born – at almost the same moment the SS unleash an unprecedented reprisal. [35 mm] Actress Alba Rohrwacher will introduce the screening. Buy Tickets [the schedule has been changed - THE DOUBLE HOUR is now showing on 10/14]

 

 

Thursday, November 11 – 7:30 PM

US Premiere! HOUSE BY THE MEDLAR TREE (MALAVOGLIA), 2010, Rai Trade, 94 min. Dir. Pasquale Scimeca. Based on the novel by Giovanni Verga, which also provided the source material for Luchino Visconti’s brilliant LA TERRA TREMA. Director Pasquale Scimeca returns to his Sicilian birthplace and elegantly tells the story of a fisherman and his family pitted against the cruel vagaries of the ocean from which they eke out a living. Magnificently lensed, the film captures the shifting moods of the stunning seascapes and the interior chiaroscuro of the family’s home. Official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival 2010. [35 mm]

Los Angeles Premiere! BASILICATA COAST TO COAST, 2010, Eagle Pictures, 105 min. Dir. Rocco Papaleo. In the heart of Italy’s poor and beautiful Basilicata region, four grunge musicians (Alessandro Gassmann and director Papaleo among them) travel by foot to the Theatre-Song Festival of Scanzano Jonico, traversing Basilicata from the Tyrrhenian to the Ionian Sea. Gorgeous country scenery and delightfully random encounters decorate this terrifically bizarre and endlessly surprising road movie. "This winning take on the road-movie/buddy-movie formula benefits enormously from expert lensing by top d.p. Fabio Olmi, plus a game cast."Variety. [35 mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Friday, November 12 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: US Premiere! A SECOND CHILDHOOD (UNA SCONFINATA GIOVINEZZA), 2010, Rai Trade, 100 min. Dir. Pupi Avati. When Lino (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is diagnosed with a degenerative illness that severely affects his memory, he slowly begins to disassociate from the present. His wife Chicca (Francesca Neri) considers leaving, but ultimately decides that standing by her husband, and even sharing his regression from reality, is what she wants most. A moving love story. [35 mm] Discussion following with actress Francesca Neri. Website

Los Angeles Premiere! 20 CIGARETTES (20 SIGARETTE), 2010, Cincecitta Luce, 94 min. Dir. Aureliano Amadei. Aureliano (Vinichio Marchioni), an anti-war activist, is flown to Iraq to be assistant director on a film about the Italian military "peace mission." Before he can finish a packet of cigarettes, Aurelio is in the midst of the November 2003 attack on the Nassirya army barracks. The only civilian to survive the attack, Aureliano is seriously injured but manages to get himself to safety – and becomes an accidental hero. [35 mm] Introduction preceding the film by producer Tilde Corsi. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Saturday, November 13 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: Los Angeles Premiere! PASSION (PASSIONE), 2010, Cinecitta Luce, 90 min. Dir. John Turturro. Traveling through one of the most beautiful and controversial metropolises in the world, actor-turned-documentarian John Turturro explores the wildly exciting music of Naples. Alternating between fond memories and reconstructions of local myths, Turturro transforms every song he encounters into a little melodrama, turning Naples into a meaningful and delightful cultural Jukebox. [35 mm] Trailer

Los Angeles Premiere! DARK LOVE (L’AMORE BUIO), 2010, Rai Trade, 109 min. Dir. Antonio Capuano. Four Neapolitan boys are sentenced to two years in prison after raping an adolescent girl. One of the boys, Ciro (Gabriele Agrio), spends his incarcerated nights reflecting on his crime, and eventually begins an epistolary relationship with the victim. This gritty and thought-provoking drama portrays a simultaneously beautiful and disturbing Naples, while raising questions about youth violence, remorse and forgiveness. "Experienced Neapolitan writer-helmer Antonio Capuano (PIANESE NUNZIO, FOURTEEN IN MAY) sensitively explores how the crime sends shockwaves through several years of the protagonists' lives."Variety [35 mm] Website | More Info | Buy Tickets

 

Sunday, November 14 – 4:30 PM

Los Angeles Premiere! THE DOUBLE HOUR (LA DOPPIA ORA), 2010, Samuel Goldwyn, SND, 95 min. Dir. Guiseppe Capotondi. Sonia (Ksenia Rappoport), a waitress from Ljubjlana, and Guido (Filippo Timi), an ex-policeman and villa security guard, meet on a speed date. When Guido dies unexpectedly during a break-in at the villa, Sonia finds herself heartbroken and coping with a senseless death – a death that many believe she’s responsible for. "The effective debut feature of Italo musicvid helmer Giuseppe Capotondi. Pic further showcases the acting chops and engaging screen presence of Ksenia Rappoport (THE UNKNOWN WOMAN). Not so much a genre movie as a movie that switches between genres - and comes out on top." Variety [35 mm]  Website | Buy Tickets [the schedule has been changed – THE MAN WHO WILL COME is now showing November 10]

 

 

Sunday, November 14 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: Los Angeles Premiere! ME, THEM AND LARA (IO, LORO E LARA), 2010, Warner Bros., 115 min. Dir. Carlo Verdone. Carlo (played by director Verdone), a missionary who has spent the past 10 years of his life in Africa, returns home to Rome to find he is the completely ignored guest in a "new" family. His father is now married to a voluptuous vixen, Carlo’s sister is completely submerged in a sea of her own imaginary problems and their bankrupt brother is merrily hooked on more than just the volatile stock market. When the charming yet duplicitous Lara (Laura Chiatti) arrives, the family’s situation only gets more chaotic before it gets better in this winning comedy. [35 mm] Trailer | Website

Los Angeles Premiere! OUR LIFE (LA NOSTRA VITA), 2010, Rai Trade, 98 min. Dir. Daniele Luchetti. Claudio (Elio Germano) is madly in love with his wife, who is pregnant with their third child. He works on a site in the new suburbs of Rome, dreaming of giving his family a life of luxury and riches. When a severe injustice befalls Claudio, the once honest man begins to morally unravel as he fights for redemption. Winner of the award for Best Actor (Germano) at the Cannes International Film Festival 2010. [35 mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets