Friday, 26 August 2022
This screening session features 3 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Questa sera saranno proiettati 3 film in lingua originale con sottotitoli in inglese.
Casa del Cinema Videoteca Pasinetti, Palazzo Mocenigo - San Stae 1990, Venice 30135, Italy
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the cinema starting 20 minutes before the screening. Reservation is not required, but optional. If you want to be certain of your seat(s), reserve your ticket(s) here.
By Maurizio Lombardi
Synopsis: “Love doesn't define, love endures.” What happens if in a normal tram two teenagers decide to fall in love? Running time: 00:06:00.
Selections/awards: Verona IFF.
About the director: Lombardi's decision to devote himself to be an actor comes at 14, when he reads “The Count of Montecristo”. Shortly after, he was chosen by Ugo Chiti to join his company Arca Azzurra. In 2016 he played Oliver, co-star in the show The Pride, directed and starring Luca Zingaretti, a show that earned him the nomination for the “Le Maschere del Teatro Italiano” award as best supporting actor. Success to the general public comes when he is noticed by the Oscar’s Winner director Paolo Sorrentino who chooses him for the role of the homosexual Cardinal Mario Absente, in "The Young Pope", and "The New Pope" in which he acts as co-star alongside John Malkovich and Jude Law. In 2020 he works with Matteo Garrone in his film “Pinocchio” and in the series “L'Ora” by Piero Messina to be released in 2021. Among the films to be released soon are “Tiger” by Ronnie Sandahl , Alessandro Pondi's “School of Mafia” and Christopher McQuarrie's “Mission Impossible 7”.
By Nathan Ceddia
Synopsis: An omniscient narrator leads us through various surreal worlds exploring the disconnect between humanity and nature. We are reminded that all living things are connected and collectively shared, on this planet - our home. Through the power of sharing, we can promote hope and reconnect. All it takes is a bit of reflection. Running time: 00:10:00.
Selections/awards: Sydney World FF (Best Australian Film).
About the director: Nathan's bold yet versatile approach to filmmaking allows him to craft his style across a wide range of film genres. Best known for his indirect experimental approach to filmmaking, resulting in a distinctively unique vision, Nathan takes the ordinary and turns it into the extraordinary. He was born in Melbourne Australia, and is currently based in Berlin Germany.
Lady of The City (Iran)
By Maryam Bahrololumi
Synopsis: Shahrbanoo (or 'Lady of the City' in Persian language) is a mother of three, who has been sentenced to life in prison for drug transferring. After 11 years in prison, she is released for just a few days to attend her son's wedding. However, this temporary freedom confronts Shahrbanoo with another aspect of her life and that of her family before returning to prison… Running time: 01:20:00.