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New Authors of Italian Cinema

Up to the World (Il Mondo Fino in Fondo)

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Friday 12/5
5:30 pm
FREE! No RSVP required

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dir. Alessandro Lunardelli, 2013, DCP, 95 min., in Italian w/English subtitles - Presented by Norman Rusin

The director convincingly tells a sweet-and-sour “on the road” story set across Italy, Spain, Chile and Patagonia. David and his brother Loris live in Agro, a small industrial town in northern Italy where they work in the family factory. David is eighteen years old and is gay; Loris is almost thirty and has no idea that his brother is homosexual - for him, the only thing that matters is football. To follow his favorite team, Loris asks David to go with him to Barcelona to watch the match. There, David meets Andy, a Chilean ecologist and activist, and falls in love at first sight...


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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.