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New Italian Cinema 2017

Tutto quello che vuoi (Friends By Chance)

Dir. Francesco Bruni, 2017

Alessandro (Andrea Carpenzano) is a 23-year-old layabout who spends his days at the bar with his friends; Giorgio (Giuliano Montaldo) a long-forgotten poet in is 80s who has fallen victim to Alzheimer’s. Forced by his father (Antonio Gerardi), the boy reluctantly accepts a job accompanying Giorgio on his afternoon walks in the park and through the streets of Trastevere, where they both live. As the days go by, some of the old poet’s memories re-surface, through his poems and from another era, that of the Second World War, setting off a treasure hunt in the truest sense of the term. Trailing after those memories, Alessandro will embark with a Giorgio on an voyage of discovery of unexpected, hidden riches.

The Cinema and Media Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and PI-Philly Italian Professionals in Philadelphia, present the 2017 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema and Media Studies) and aims at showing very recent Italian released feature films in Philadelphia. Films are introduced and discussed with our Penn Italian Ph.D. candidates. This free admission film festival is made possible thanks to the support of New Italian Cinema Events.

All movies presented in Italian with English subtitles