Open Roads: New Italian Cinema at Film Society of Lincoln Center is an annual festival of contemporary Italian films with many directors present for Q&As. It is co-presented by Film Society and Istituto Luce Cinecittà.
Films are screened in Italian with English subtitles.
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017
The 17th annual festival is June 1-7, 2017 at the Walter Reade Theater.
Programmers Dennis Lim and Dan Sullivan from Film Society; and Carla Cattani, Griselda Guerrasio, and Monique Catalino from Istituto Luce Cinecittà have selected a slate of 14 films.
Opening Night is Indivisible
Opening night is the New York premiere of Indivisible (2016) by Edoardo De Angelis. It’s an unusual coming-of-age story about identical twins Dasy and Violet, popular Naples teenagers who are conjoined at the hip. Their family exploits the situation. When the twins learn that they can be separated, Dasy falls in love and pursues a new life. Violet does some shrinking.
Director Edoardo De Angelis and co-stars Angela and Marianna Fontana will be present for Q&A at the Thursday, June 1 screening at 6:30pm.
More New Italian Films
At War with Love (2016) Pierfrancesco Diliberto
Pif’s tender yet irreverent World War II comedy.
North American Premiere. Director Q&A at the June 3, 9:15pm screening.
Children of the Night (2016) Andrea De Sica
Twisted, genre-bending tale of abandonment and transgression set in an Alpine boarding school for boys.
North American Premiere. Director Q&A at the June 4, 4pm screening.
The Confessions (2016) Roberto Andò
Hitchcockian mystery-thriller unfolding around a G8 summit.
New York Premiere. Director Q&A at the June 1, 9pm screening.
Deliver Us (2016) Federica Di Giacomo
Documentary about Father Cataldo, a Sicilian priest and exorcist.
New York Premiere. Director Q&A at the June 4, 6:30pm screening.
Ears (2016) Alessandro Aronadio
Absurd tragicomedy with meddlesome nuns, bumbling doctors, and robotic fast food cashiers.
New York Premiere. Director Q&A at the June 2, 3:45pm screening.
Fiore (2016) Claudio Giovannesi
Blossoming romance in a juvenile detention center.
New York Premiere. Director Q&A at the June 2, 9pm screening.
Pawn Street (2016) Irene Dionisio
Three storylines interlaced around a pawn shop in Turin.
North American Premiere. Director Q&A at the June 3, 1:30pm screening.
Sun, Heart, Love (2016) Daniele Vicari
Working women caught up in life’s unrelenting demands.
North American Premiere. Q&A with Isabella Ragonese at the June 3 screening
Sweet Dreams (2016) Marco Bellocchio
Middle-aged man’s struggle to come to grips with the loss of his mother when he was a child.
New York Premiere
Tenderness (2017) Gianni Amelio
Loneliness, heartbreak, and complicated family relations in modern-day Naples.
North American Premiere
Two Soldiers (2017) Marco Tullio Giordana
A grieving woman unexpectedly comes face to face with Naples’ violent Camorra.
North American Premiere. Intro by Angela Fontana at the June 2, 1:30pm screening.
Worldly Girl (2016) Marco Danieli
A smart young Jehovah’s Witness has her lifestyle put to the test when she meets an ex-con and son of a recent convert.
North American Premiere. Director Q&A at the June 3, 4pm screening.
The War of the Yokels (2016) Davide Barletti & Lorenzo Conte
War between the ruling elite and lower classes.
North American Premiere. Q&A with Lorenzo Conte at the June 4, 1:30pm screening.
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