A Cinema Italy Special Event
Plaza Theatre, Atlanta
FREE and open to the public
In Collaboration with Cinecittà, Cinema Italy will bring a series of four films that participated to the David di Donatello Awards in 2022 – FREE and open to the public in the weekend of October 14th and 15th.
ITALIAN SCREENS is a Special Event that is brought to you by The Italian Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual of the Italian Ministry of Culture, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Cinecittà, The Academy of Italian Cinema – David di Donatello Award and the Consulate General of Italy in Miami.
The Plaza Theatre, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE Atlanta 30306, will serve as backdrop for this free event opening on Saturday October 14 with the films “La Stranezza” at 2:00pm and “Settembre” at 4:00pm and on Sunday October 15 with the film “Siccita” at 2:00pm and concluding with “Ti Mangio il Cuore” at 4:00pm.
All films are in Italian with English subtitles – synopsis &trailers are available on the FILMS section: https://www.cinemaitaly.com/atlanta/cinema-italy-films/
No ticket purchase is necessary but arrive early as seating is on a first come, first served basis.
October 14th at 2:00pm
Where did Pirandello get the idea for “Six Characters in Search of an Author”? Thanks to two gravediggers from Girgenti (which in 1920 was not yet called Agrigento), who forget the work they do by writing and performing irresistible farces with their scruffy company, whom the playwright met in Sicily in 1920. One day, something unexpected disrupted their performance, and Pirandello duly took note. After The Stolen Caravaggio, Andò continues to blend invention and history, fiction and reality, theatre and life. Bringing face to face actors beloved by the spectators but who have never worked together before: Toni Servillo in the role of Pirandello, Ficarra and Picone in those of Onofrio and Sebastiano, at the center of an exceptional cast.
October 14th at 4:00pm
Maria (Margherita Rebeggiani) is a reserved teen. The boy she likes has just asked her to go to bed with him. She accepts but isn’t sure where to start, so her school friend Sergio (Luca Nozzoli) offers to give her a few sex lessons, leading to a special friendship. Sergio’s mother Francesca (Barbara Ronchi) learns she has a health issue but doesn’t feel the need to tell her husband Alberto (Andrea Sartoretti) about it, given that she’s been more or less invisible in his eyes for some time now. Francesca finds comfort in the arms of her best friend Debora (Thony), but their relationship soon blossoms into something new and unexpected. Francesca’s doctor Guglielmo (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) is suffering some sort of post-divorce apathy and the only person he likes spending time with, at night, is young sex worker Ana (Croatia’s Tesa Litvan) who, for her part, is falling in love with her sweet-natured baker contemporary Matteo (Enrico Borello); this young woman’s capacity for dreaming, in spite of everything, rouses Guglielmo from his torpor and inspires him to change tack.
October 15th at 2:00pm
Rome, Italy. The drought has been parching the city for three years now, and the lack of water has changed everybody’s life. While strict rules add to people’s misery, odd characters roam the streets of the capital. Outcasts, achievers, victims, and wrongdoers are all part of the same tragic picture, and they are all after the same thing: redemption. In a future not too distant from the present. Imagining several different stories, each allowed to proceed independently, in the manner of the ensemble cast movie, which we gradually discover to be linked to one another in a broader scenario. A gallery of equally innocent and guilty characters, a frightened, troubled humanity, afflicted by the aridity of its relationships, tormented by vanity, mythomania and rage, making their way around a city with a glorious past like Rome, which is falling apart and “dying of thirst and somnolence.
Ti Mangio il Cuore
October 15th at 4:00pm
Puglia. Burnt by the sun and by hatred, the promontory of Gargano is contested by criminals who seem to come from a remote past governed by the law of the jungle. An archaic land reminiscent of the Far West, in which blood is washed away with blood. An old feud between two rival families is rekindled by a forbidden love: the one between Andrea, reluctant heir of the Malatesta, and Marilena, beautiful wife of the boss of the Camporeale clan. A fatal passion that sets the two clans at war again. But Marilena, banished by the Camporeale and prisoner of the Malatesta, disputed and abused, will oppose a fate already written with a mother’s strength.