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New Authors of Italian Cinema


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Thursday 12/4
5:30 pm
FREE! No RSVP required

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dir. Alessio Cremonini, 2013, DCP, 95 min, in Italian w/English subtitles - Presented by Elisa Modolo

An Italian film giving voice to the Syrians, addressing the refugees and the civil wars leaving their stains on people. The film focuses on their statements, without any artifacts or propaganda. In spite of the limited means of production, the excellent directing manages to captivate the audience with sobriety and respect, by providing a solid yet apolitical testimony of a conflict that is still far from being resolved. Precious contribution of co-writer and journalist Susan Dabbous. Presented at the Rome International Film Festival, it won the award for Best Sound. The film was also presented at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.


This free admission film festival is made possible thanks to the support of:

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 present the 2013 edition of New Authors of Italian Cinema.

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.