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L.A. ITALIA 2017 - PROGRAM

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

10:00am Honoring Marcello Mastroianni
La Dolce vita (174 min – dir. Federico Fellini)

1:45pm Celebrating Dean Martin
The Caddy (95 min – dir. Norman Taurog)

3:30pm Togetherness
Fire at Sea (115 min - dir. Gianfranco Rosi)

05:40pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. premiere
It’s the Law (92 min – dir. Ficarra e Picone)
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8:00pm Being Giovanni Veronesi – World premiere
No Country for Young Men (107 min – dir. Giovanni Veronesi)
The film’s director, and music composer Giuliano Sangiorgi, will attend the screening
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10:00pm Togetherness
Davi’s Way (86 min – dir. Tom Donahue)
Robert Davi will attend the screening
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20

10:00am Honoring Marcello Mastroianni
Marriage Italian Style (102 min - dir. Vittorio De Sica)

12:00pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. premiere
7 Minutes (88 min - dir. Michele Placido)

1:45pm Being Giovanni Veronesi
The Handbook of Love (110 min – dir. Giovanni Veronesi)

4:00pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
Feather (98 min – dir. Roan Johnson)
The film’s director will attend the screening

6:00pm Italian Cinema Today – World Premiere
Falchi - Falcons Special Squad (98 min – dir. Toni D’Angelo)
The film’s director, and producer Gianluca Curti, will attend the screening
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8:00pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
Mata Hari (92 min – dir. Rossana Patrizia Siclari)
The actress Elisabetta Gregoraci will attend the screening
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9:50pm Celebrating Dean Martin
Ocean’s 11 (127 min – dir. Lewis Milestone)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

10:00am Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
A Possible Life (100 min - dir. Ivano De Matteo)

12:00pm Celebrating Dean Martin
Rio Bravo (141 min – dir. Howard Hawks)

3:30pm TV Italia
One Step from Heaven (55 min – dir. Jean Maria Michelin)
The actress Veronica Gaggero will attend the screening

4:45pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
How to Grow Up Despite Your Parents (90 min – dir. Luca Lucini)
The actor Matthew Modine, Eleonora Gaggero and Saul Nanni will attend the screening

6:30pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
The Stuff of Dreams (101 min – dir. Gianfranco Cabiddu)
The film’s director will attend the screening

8:30pm Togetherness
Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved? (80 min – dir. Luca Guardabascio)
The film’s director will attend the screening

10:15pm Being Giovanni Veronesi
What Will Become Of Us (100 min – dir. Giovanni Veronesi)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

10:00am Celebrating Dean Martin
Robin and the 7 Hoods (123 min – dir. Gordon Douglas)

12:15pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
Heart and Blood (90 min – dir. Lucio Fiorentino)

2:00pm TV Italia
Studio 1 (100 min – dir. Riccardo Donna)

4:00pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
I Have Friends in Heaven (91 min – dir. Fabrizio Maria Cortese)
The film's director will attend the screening

6:00pm Italian Cinema Today
The Grotto (90 min – dir. Giordany Orellana)
The actor Mario Rivelli will attend the screening

7:45pm Short Cuts are Beautiful
Leonarda (11 min – dir. Luca Brinciotti)
The film’s director and the actor Luca Riemma will attend the screening

8:00pm Special Screening
Rupture (102 min – dir. Steven Shainberg)
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10:00pm Short Cuts are Beautiful
Along The River (20 min – dir. Daniele Nicolosi)
The film’s director, and the actor Franco Nero, will attend the screening

10:30pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
Something New (90 min – dir. Cristina Comencini)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

10:00am Honoring Marcello Mastroianni
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (118 min – dir. Vittorio De Sica)

12:15pm Being Giovanni Veronesi
For Love, Only For Love (113 min – dir. Giovanni Veronesi)

2:30pm Short Cuts are Beautiful
The Crisis (17 min – dir. Francesco Cinquemani)
The film’s director will attend the screening

3:00pm TV Italia
Braccialetti Rossi (103 min – dir. Giacomo Campiotti)
The actor Mirko Trovato will attend the screening

5:00pm Togetherness – U.S. Premiere
The Maestro: In Search of the Last Music (75 min – dir. Alexandre Valenti)
The co-producer and director Alexandre Valenti and the actor Francesco Lotoro will attend the screening
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6:30pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
What’s the Big Deal (105 min – dir. Edoardo Leo)
The film’s director will attend the screening
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8:30pm Italian Cinema Today
The Bronx Bull (115 min – dir. Martin Guigui)
The director, the cinematographer Massimo Zeri and the actors Paul Sorvino and Tom Sizemore will attend the screening

10:30pm Italian Cinema Today – Special Screening
Almost Dead (83 min – dir. Giorgio Bruno)
The film’s producer Daniele Gramiccia will attend the screening

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

10:00am Togetherness – U.S. Premiere
Pope Francis, Cuba and Fidel (125 min – dir. Gianni Minà)

12:15pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
Anywhere You Will Be (89 min – dir. Roberto Capucci)

3:30pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
Crazy for Football (73 min – dir. Volfango De Biasi)
The film’s director will attend the screening
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5:00pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
I Can Quit Whenever I Want – Masterclass
(118 min – dir. Sydney Sibilia)
The actor Edoardo Leo will attend the screening
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8:00pm World Premiere
In Search of Fellini (93 min – dir. Taron Lexton)
The producers Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi will attend the screening
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9:50pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
These Days (120 min – dir. Giuseppe Piccioni)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

10:00am Togetherness
Sacro GRA (95 min – dir. Gianfranco Rosi)

12:00pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
Tommaso (97 min – dir. Kim Rossi Stuart)

2:15pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
Zeta (100 min – dir. Cosimo Alemà)
The singer Clementino will attend the screening

4:15pm TV Italia
The Bastards of Pizzofalcone (107 min – dir. Carlo Carlei)
The film’s director will attend the screening
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6:10pm Italian Cinema Today – U.S. Premiere
Beata ignoranza (102 min – dir. Massimiliano Bruno)

 

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SYNOPSES 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
 
LA DOLCE VITA dir. Federico Fellini – 174’
Marcello is a young playboy journalist who spends his days jumping between celebrities and rich people, seeking for ephemeral joy in parties and sex. When a famous film star comes to Rome, he does everything he can to meet her, and when he does, he is totally charmed by her.
 
THE CADDY dir. Norman Taurog – 95’
The origin of Anthony and Miller, a wildly successful comedy team, traces back to Harvey Miller's stage fright on the golf course. Although the son of a skilled golfer and an outstanding player in his own right, Miller is too nervous to golf in front of a gallery. He becomes coach and caddy for Joe Anthony, his girlfriend's brother, who must convince his fisherman father that hitting a little ball into a hole can be more lucrative than trawling the Pacific Ocean. While on the PGA tour, their natural comedic abilities are recognized by a shrewd agent who senses their talent and potential, and a new comedy team is born.
 
IT’S THE LAW dir. Ficarra e Picone – 92’
In a Sicilian town besieged by countless problems because of rampant dishonesty, its citizens elects a mayor who promises law and order. But the truth is that the town (and Italy) is corrupt and dishonest beyond redemption.
 
NO COUNTRY FOR YOUNG MEN dir. Giovanni Veronesi – 107’
Every year five hundred thousand young people leave Italy and flee overseas. They call it “brain drain” but among the new emigrants there are a lot of ordinary young people seeking their fortune. Sandro and Luciano are two of them. Shot in Rome and Cuba this poignant tale reveals the difficulties these two Italians face as they deal with the culture, emotions and relationships they encounter in a foreign land.
 
DAVI’S WAY dir. Tom Donahue - 86’
In Davi’s Way, legendary actor/singer Robert Davi, is given one year to recreate Sinatra’s fabled ‘Main Event’ concert in Madison Square Garden on Sinatra’s 100th Birthday in this unpredictable, poignant and comedic documentary that starts to feel like a real life cross between Curb Your Enthusiasm and This Is Spinal Tap.
 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
 
MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE dir. Vittorio De Sica - 102
Domenico first meets Filumena in a Neapolitan brothel in the Second World War. After the war they become lovers on and off for 22 years. Domenico eventually rents an apartment for Filumena and even lets her run his shop. Finally Filumena asks Domenico to marry her on her deathbed, just before he had planned to marry his young cashier.
 
7 MINUTES dir. Michele Placido - 88'
The owners of an Italian textile factory sell most of the property to a multinational company. No layoffs are planned, but there's a special clause in the agreement that the new owner wants the council to sign. Eleven women representing the entire factory must decide whether to accept the company's request. The debate begins and the stories of the women – their hopes and memories, will emerge before the final vote.
 
THE HANDBOOK OF LOVE dir. Giovanni Veronesi – 110’
A story about love seen through a kaleidoscope, whose changing colors represent "Falling in Love,"" the Crisis," "Betrayal" and "Abandonment." The four chapters of the MANUAL are seen through the lives of four different couples. who like in a relay race will pass the baton. 
 
FEATHER dir. Roan Johnson - 98'
It’s the story of Ferro and Cate, your average couple. Suddenly, an unexpected pregnancy turns their world upside down. Hesitant and tentative, the two navigate the most exciting and complicated nine months of their lives, trying not to lose their purity and unique poetic air.
 
FALCONS SPECIAL SQUAD dir. Toni D’angelo – 98’
A gangster drama set in Naples, in its pulsating multiethnic veins that branch off from the central station and penetrate deep into the heart of the city. This movie tells the story of two agents of the Special Squad of Naples, a police unit that investigates organized crime and helps arrest the gangsters.  Impeccable at their work, the two cops hide strong weaknesses, shady secrets, loneliness and overwhelming passions in their private lives. 
 
MATA HARI dir. Rossana Patrizia Siclari – 93’
In prison Margaretha Zelle McLeod (Mata Hari) wrote letters to all the relevant personalities she knew hoping they could intervene to relieve her from the accusation of being agent H21. The young prostitute (Justine), moved in the same cell to oversee Mata Hari. The two women
established a deep relationship as they shared parallel destinies on different social levels.
 
OCEAN’S 11 dir. Lewis Milestone – 127’
Soldier friends from the 82nd Airborne Division regroup 15 years after the war to rob millions of dollars from five Las Vegas casinos. When one of the eleven's future step-father learns who pulled the job, the crew must find a way to smuggle the loot out of town before their payoff is cut in half.
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
 
A POSSIBLE LIFE dir. Ivano De Matteo – 100’
On the run from an abusive husband, Anna and her son Valerio are welcomed in Torino at the home of Carla, a theater actress and long-time friend. The two try to adapt to their new lives, but with the help of Carla and unexpectedly Mathieu, a French restaurateur, they find the strength to start again.
 
RIO BRAVO dir. Howard Hawks – 141’
The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. Things become complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach.
 
SHORTCUT LEONARDA dir. Luca Riemma – 10’
Based on the True Story of the Female Italian serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli, known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio". Leonarda killed three women and by boiling their bodies with caustic soda she made soap and cookie.
 
ONE STEP FROM HEAVEN dir. Jean Martin Michelin 55’
In the small village of San Candido, the forestry police have a new commander- Francesco. The village welcomes Francesco warmly. He is an exemplary forestry officer, well-prepared and available, even though he is also a man of few words, reserved and maybe even a bit mysterious. 
 
HOW TO GROW UP DESPITE YOUR PARENTS dir. Luca Lucini – 90’
Alex, a high school student, has formed a band with his friends Christian, Emma and Sam. When the radio announces a concert for musical groups of local high schools, Alex & Co. prepare to participate with enthusiasm. But the new, very strict headmaster of their school is strongly opposed. Will our heroes overcome the obstacles created not only by the principal, but also by parents who seem unwilling to support their dreams?
 
THE STUFF OF DREAMS dir. Gianfranco Cabiddu – 101’
A small acting company is shipwrecked, along with a group of dangerous members of the Camorra, on the shores of an island in the middle of the Mediterranean. Not an ordinary island but Asinara, the island-prison. It is immediately after the war and it is difficult for the director of the prison to distinguish the dangerous men of the Camorra and the actors. He nurses a strong hatred for theater as his wife abandoned him to chase her dream to be an actress. Thus, he exiled himself and his teenage daughter to the prison island. 
 
ANDREA DORIA: ARE THE PASSENGERS SAVED dir. Luca Guardabascio – 80’
Pierette, who survived the catastrophic Andrea Doria-Stockholm collision as a 9-year-old immigrating to America with her grandparents, has discovered information that vindicates Piero Calamai, Captain of the Italian luxury liner. The result of which is a moving docu-drama timed to the 60th anniversary of the tragedy that comes alive thru vignettes of her departure to the New World, survival at sea, and her arrival to the New World in pursuit of the "American Dream.".The Andrea Doria's epic glory and demise are portrayed by impactful archival material and rare dive footage.
 
WHAT WILL BECOME OF US dir. Giovanni Veronesi – 100’
The magical atmopshere of the hotbed that is Santorini is the setting for the journey of initiation for three youngsters who have yet to learn about the mysteries of life. They’re just too young to know who they are. It’s at this time that parents and children start to move apart from each other and when the youngsters desires meet the realism of the grown-ups.
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
 
ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS dir. Gordon Douglas – 123’
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby are among the stellar cast of this musical film set in prohibition-era Chicago. It’s the story of two rival gangs that compete for control of the city's rackets.
 
HEART AND BLOOD dir. Lucio Fiorentino – 90’
Thirty-five-year-old Giuliano is an unsuccessful musician. He works in a gas station and drinks too much. His life has no direction until he meets Livia, an immigrant girl who works in a gym as a kick boxing trainer. He participates in an underground boxing match to pay for his sister’s cancer treatments. All the past rises again: the champion he was, the bad relations with his father, his problems to reach success. Livia will help him to overcome his ghosts and begin a new life. Maybe even to become a man and a father. 
 
STUDIO 1 dir. Riccardo Donna – 90’
Studio 1 is the story of three young women who dream of changing their future during the economic boom in Italy, a country full of optimism and hope. Giulia is about to marry a young man who she has been close to since they were children, but does not love. Rita has a secret, her one-year old child born out of wedlock. Elena is a beautiful girl willing to do anything to become famous.
 
I HAVE FRIENDS IN HEAVEN dir. Fabrizio Maria Cortese – 91’
Felice Castriota desires to get rich and a certain recklessness led him to launder the underworld’s money at first and to get caught then. So, when the Republic Prosecutor of Lecce proposes him, instead of jail, the social services, Felice accepts in a slip second the offer and reports “U’Pacciu”, the important gangster for whom he has recycled the money.
 
THE GROTTO dir. Giordany Orellana – 90’
Carlo and Melissa stay at a sea side Villa on the Naples coast that has a haunted past. When Melissa finds an ancient book of demons hidden in the house, she is confronted by a ghost of a boy who died 40 years ago. Melissa suddenly becomes possessed by an evil force and it is up to Carlo, with the help of demon expert Professor Anna de Luca, to stop the ritual that will bring about the rebirth of a 400 year old demon.
 
RUPTURE dir. Steven Shainberg – 102’
Renee Morgan ia a single mom who lives with her 12-year-old son Evan in a quiet suburban home, and is terrified of spiders. Unbeknownst to both, their every move is being observed and eventualy she is violently kidnapped by a group of strangers. Twenty four hours later, in an anonymous laboratory, she is tied up and questioned about her medical history, including her great fear of spiders. Her captors explain to her that her genetic abnormality can potentially allow her to “Rupture,” revealing her own true alien nature.
 
ALONG THE RIVER dir. Daniele Nicolosi -20’
Based on the short story by Giampaolo Galli. A well known respected Sheriff in New Mexico town, has  to investigate on a murder case brought to him from a cynical lawyer. During the investigation he will have to face a complicated situation involving his son. 
 
SOMETHING NEW dir. Cristina Comencini – 90’
Lucia and Maria, both in their forties, are best friends despite having personalities which are complete opposites. While Lucia, very rational and pragmatic, has given up on men, Maria, more spontaneous and naïve, is quite addicted to them. One night the perfect man falls into Maria’s bed, but he’s just 19, and because of a misunderstanding he falls in love with Lucia…
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
 
YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW dir. Vittorio De Sica – 118’
Each of the episodes in the three-part Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow stars Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. In “Adelina-Naples”, Adelina and Carmine are married, and Adelina is in trouble with the law. In “Anna", Anna is married to a wealthy industrialist and has an affair with Renzo. And in "Mara," high-priced prostitute Mara attracts the attention of a young seminary student, but refuses to seduce.
 
THE FIFTH WHEEL dir. Giovanni Veronesi – 113’
Ernesto Marchetti is a house mover. He was only a boy playing soccer in the streets and living in a working-class suburb when his father explicitly explained once and for all a simple and painful concept: "you are the fifth wheel". Upholsterer, nursery school cook, house mover, chauffer, walk-on actor... the only way to get ahead in life for a fifth wheel is to move around constantly. 
 
BRACCIALETTI ROSSI dir. Giacomo Campiotti - 103’
Eleven- year- old Rocco tells the stories of his friends – Leo, a vivacious sixteen-year-old, determined to fight his illness and Valentino is his roommate and best friend. Together they try to create a clique which would always include six stereotypes: The leader, the vice leader, the cunning, the fundamental, the girl and the handsome. Leo and Valentino, the self-proclaimed leader and vice leader, set out to look for the other members, all of which will be characterized by their unmistakable symbol –  “red bracelets.”
 
THE MAESTRO, IN SEARCH OF THE LAST MUSIC dir. Alexandre Valenti – 75’
For more than 30 years, one man has single-handedly taken on a unique challenge: tracking down, archiving and performing all the pieces of music written and composed in the concentration camps of World War II. The gripping quest has been turned into a film about history, like a journey through time to overcome oblivion, to preserve the memory of these women and men, of all nationalities and all confessions, who turned music into an act of resistance. 
 
WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL dir. Edoardo Leo – 105’
Anna and Claudio are pushing back the decision to have a baby until the time they will be better off. He launches a crowdfunding to develop a website to evaluate freelance professionals, but nobody seems to care. One night, drunk, they post a video on their crowdfunding page challenging the "people of the Net" to offer a donation in exchange for a video clip of them having sex.
 
THE BRONX BULL dir. Martin Guigui – 115’
Based on the tumultuous real-life experiences of legendary boxing champion Jake LaMotta, the film chronicles his rise as a world-class boxer and his struggles with life outside of the ring, offering an unflinchingly honest look into the heart of a champion.
 
ALMOST DEAD dir. Giorgio Bruno – 83’
Hope’s memory is gone. She has no idea what has happened.  The body next to her wakes up and bites her arm. Hope shoots her in the head. Then a stranger appears, his hands tied up with a plastic zip line. He too is having memory loss.  Suddenly the forest starts to fill with the walking dead. making escape impossible as they surround the car.When Hope tries to call for help she learns that the authorities have lost control of the fight against the VIRAL outbreak in which the dead seem to be coming back to life., but that there is a serum in the car that can stop the virus in her body before she too becomes Almost Dead.
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
 
POPE FRANCIS, CUBA AND FIDEL dir. Gianni Minà – 125’
Francis, the Latin American Pope, visited Cuba in September 2015 on a four-day trip across the island before leaving for the United States. A deeply meaningful decision on His part, to mediate and help restore some of the stability of an unbalanced world. We documented this astounding chapter of Cuban history, as President Obama Also came to speak to the Castros about lifting the embargo. A spectacular journey, the likes of which have not Been seen in recent history
 
ANYWHERE YOU WILL BE dir. Roberto Capucci – 89’
The story of four fans of the Roma football club flying to Madrid to follow their favorite team and at the same time to celebrate the bachelor party of one of them.
 
CRAZY FOR FOOTBALL dir. Volfango De Biasi – 73’
A group of patients from Mental Health departments all around Italy, a psychiatrist, Santo Rullo as the team manager, a former 5-man football player, Enrico Zanchini as the coach and a world champion boxer, Vincenzo Cantatore, as the trainer. These are the protagonists of Crazy for Football, the documentary about the first Italian national “futsal” team to compete in the world championships for psychiatric patients in Osaka. A film dedicated to football as a therapy and salvation.
 
I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT – MASTERCLASS dir. Sydney Sibilia –  118’
The most highly cultured gang of criminals of all time is back in an epic trilogy. Something we hadn’t realized has already taken place. And they’re coming back to protect us.
 
IN SEARCH OF FELLINI dir. Taron Lexton – 93’
A shy small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him.
 
THESE DAYS dir. Giuseppe Piccioni -120’
A country town. Between old walls, we experience the daily lives and expectations of four girls, tied together not by affinities but by habits, enthusiasms, contrasts and feelings cultivated in secret. Their connection is unique and unrepeatable, just like the few days they will spend traveling together, to escort one of them to Belgrade, where a mysterious friend and an improbable work opportunity await her.
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
 
SACRO GRA dir. Gianfranco Rosi – 95’
Gianfranco Rosi, traveled in his van on the GRA or the "Great Ring Road," the longest national motorway in Italy that encircles Rome, collecting not only this great road's history but also the stories of men related to it. Elusive characters and fleeting apparitions emerge from the background of this winding zone.
 
TOMMASO dir. Kim Rossi Stuart – 97’
Tommaso is a young actor and he's a perfectionist. Can’t sustain a serious relationship because he always convinces himself that she isn't the "woman of his dreams.".  So, he’s constantly screwing up his social life and his acting career while searching for a meaning to his life and a way to end his neuroses. The movie takes us on vision of Tommaso’s spirit, where he has to face the fact that his relations with women are rotten, and the little boy inside him is long-lost.
 
ZETA dir. Cosimo Alemà - 100'
Alex, a poor italian guy living on the streets of Rome finally realizes his dream of becoming a rap singer, known as Zeta. He will find himself in the world of hip-hop in a flash, having to struggle against the severity of the real world and his demons to discover what he really wants.
 
THE BASTARDS OF PIZZO FALCONE dir. Carlo Carlei – 107’
Inspector Giuseppe Lojacono is relocated to Pizzofalcone, an infamous precinct in Naples, where some policemen have been accused of colluding with the Camorra (the Neapolitan Mafia). Soon after his arrival, Giuseppe solves a difficult murder case, earning the trust and respect of the Commissioner and his colleagues, and finding a new hope for the future.
 
BEATA IGNORANZA dir. Max Bruno – 102’
The film tells the story of two high school teachers (Giallini and Gassmann) who challenge the actual usefulness of social networks. Giallini is convinced that they only lead to superficial relationships, while Gasmmann believes it is an up to date wau of communicating.
 
 
 
 
         

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