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Free screening of the film L'Estate di Martino - Sept 28 - Coral Gables Museum

The Wolfsonian Museum, Coral Gables Museum  and Cinema Italy would like to invite you to the free screening of the film L’Estate di Martino

ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28th at 8:00 pm at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave in Coral Gables

In the summer of 1980, on the backdrop of two tragic events, the downing of a commercial airliner over Ustica and the bombing of the train station in Bologna, we meet Martino, a shy introverted fourteen years old that is spending his vacations with an older brother and his friends. One day, while walking on the beach, they see three American soldiers surfing in the beach inside the military zone controlled by NATO. Martino is impressed by the ability of the soldiers to ride the waves and, entering the forbidden beach thru a hole in the net, he runs into Captain Jeff Clark. A strange friendship is born between the two, growing with the surfing lessons Captain Clark is giving Martino while he is falling in love with his older brother friend.

(Italy, directed by Massimo Natale, 2010, Official selection of Cinema Italy 2012, Italian with English subtitles, digital, 90 min.)

  • Cinema Italy Miami, Atlanta, San Juan 2012: in competition
  • Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons 2012: Competition du Meilleur Premier Film Europeen
  • Journees du Cinema Italien Nice 2012: En Competition
  • Nice 2012: Official Selection
  • Australia-Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2011
  • Flaiano International Prizes 2011: Winner Audience Award
  • Golden Globes Italy 2011: Nominated for Best First Feature (Massimo Natale)
  • Reincontre du Cinema Italien a Toulouse 2011: Panorama
  • Zlin Film Festival 2011: International Competition of Full-Length European First Films
  • Rome International Film Festival 2010: Alice nella Citta Competition