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New Italian Cinema 2017

Dopo la guerra (After the War)

Dir. Annarita Zambrano, 2017

Bologna, 2002. Protest against the new Labor Law explodes in universities. The murder of a judge reopens old political wounds between Italy and France. Marco, a former left-wing activist, had been convicted of murder and for 20 years he has lived in France as a refugee, thanks to the Mitterrand Doctrine (allowing repented terrorists to seek asylum there). He is now accused of having ordered the attack and the Italian government requests his extradition. Forced to flee with Viola, his 16 year old daughter, his life will change forever, as well as his family's in Italy who has to pay for Marco's past faults.


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