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New Italian Cinema

Meraviglioso Boccaccio

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Thursday 12/3
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Paolo & Vittorio Taviani | 2015 | 121 min - with English subtitles

Drawing inspiration from Boccaccio's “The Decameron”, the film is set in the 14th century backdrop of Florence hit by the plague of 1348. It is the story of ten young people who escape the epidemic by taking refuge in the country and who decide to spend their time telling short stories on a rotating basis. They narrate five stories, some dramatic or witty, some erotic or grotesque, all really having love, in its many nuances, as sole protagonist. To all, love turns out to be the best antidote to the suffering and the uncertainty of the time.

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 and the International House of Philadelphia, present the 2015 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema Studies) and aims at promoting Italian Cinema abroad with very recent released feature films.