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The very first listing, is for our friend Antonello Faretta’s New York City premiere of his beautiful film Montedoro.
THIS EVENT IS FILLED TO CAPACITY.
Montedoro tells the story of an American woman who unexpectedly discovers her Italian ancestry after her parents died. Deeply moved, she travels to a remote place in the south of Italy in search of her birth mother whom she has never known. There she finds an abandoned village and, thanks to a casual meeting with a few mysterious inhabitants, undergoes a fascinating and magical voyage through time and memory, rejoining the specters of a past that belongs to her, that is part of her family story and part of an ancient and mysterious community.
88 minutes, Followed by Q&A with director
Organizing Institution: Calandra Italian American Institute
Unfortunately, this event is sold out, but if you don’t want to miss out on all the other events in New York, you’ll want this very extensive calendar.
Here’s an event listed for April 4:
The Q&A with Nanni Moretti following the screening will be moderated by NYFA President Michael Young.
Nanni Moretti directs himself in a semi-autobiographical film in the style of a documentary. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend around a set of remote islands in search of peace to finish his new film and consulting doctor after doctor to cure his annoying rash to cast a humorous look at his life and those around him.
Nanni Moretti is an Italian film director best known for his films Caro diario (Dear Diary, 1993; followed in 1998 by a sequel, Aprile) and La stanza del figlio (The Son’s Room, 2001), the latter of which won the Palme d’Or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.