New Italian Cinema 2016
Somewhere Amazing (In un posto bellissimo)
dir. Giorgia Cecere, Italy, 2015, digital, 100 min., in Italian w/English subtitles
A beauteous depiction of a woman’s life and gradual liberation. Lucia has long been married to Andrea and is fully occupied by raising their son and her work in a flower shop. But everything is turned on its head when she discovers that Andrea has betrayed her. Lucia is forced to ransack her conscience and everything that her existence has been. Slowly she builds up her life again, and then she meets Ahmed, a newly arrived refugee selling odds and ends on the street.
This free admission film festival is made possible thanks to the support of New Italian Cinema Events (NICE).
The Cinema Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with International House Philadelphia, present the 2016 edition of New Italian Cinema. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema Studies) and aims at presenting very recently released Italian feature films.