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New Authors of Italian Cinema

The Medicines Seller (Il Venditori di Medicine)

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Sunday 12/7
5:30 pm
FREE! No RSVP required

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dir. Antonio Morabito, 2013, DCP, 103 min., in Italian w/English subtitles - Presented by Peter Lesnik

Bruno (Claudio Santamaria) is a pharmaceutical representative. His company, Zafer, is going through a difficult time. So as not to lose his job, Bruno falls in serious tradeoffs, becoming the final link in the 'sweetheart dealing' chain, an illegal practice that Zafer, like other pharmaceutical companies, uses to persuade doctors to prescribe their drugs.


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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.