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New Authors of Italian Cinema

Cosimo and Nicole

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Thursday 12/5
5:30 pm
Ibrahim Theater
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Francesco Amato, Italy, 2012, 100 min.

Cosimo (Riccardo Scamarcio) is Italian, Nicole (Clara Ponsot) is French. They meet in Genoa during the G8 protests and it is love at first sight. Cosimo and Nicole are young free spirits, but from that moment on, they become inseparable. Europe is their hometown and music is their greatest passion. After wandering here and there, they decide to return to Genoa to work for a friend (Paul Sassanelli) who organizes concerts. Everything seems to be going well, until a tragic accident threatens to destroy their love story, forcing them to make decisions that will affect their future. A modern and genuine romance refusing to compromise with a harsh and cynical reality.


The 2013 edition of New Authors of Italian Cinema is presented by 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, N.I.C.E. New Italian Cinema Events, and International House Philadelphia. This four-day festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema Studies) and aims at promoting new Italian Cinema abroad. Recently released feature films directed in the past two years by Italy’s most promising filmmakers will be presented and discussed by our Penn’s Italian Ph.D. students. The final remarks will be addressed by Stefania Benini, Professor of Italian Cinema at the University of Pennsylvania.