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L.A. ITALIA - PROGRAM 2014

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L.A. ITALIA 2014 - FEBRUARY 23  – MARCH  1
DAILY PROGRAM OF SCREENINGS

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DAILY PROGRAM

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28
10:00am Focus on Roberto Faenza
The Days of Abandonment (96' - dir. Roberto Faenza)
11:45am Tribute to the legendary maestro Eduardo De Filippo
Saturday, Sunday and Monday (119' - dir. Lina Wertmuller)
1:50pm Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (119' - dir. Vittorio De Sica)
4:00pm The Family Friend (102' - dir. Paolo Sorrentino, with Giacomo Rizzo)
6:00pm The Consequences of Love (100' - dir. Paolo Sorrentino, with Toni Servillo)
8:00pm This Must Be the Place (118' - dir. Paolo Sorrentino, with Sean Penn)
10:15pm One Man Up (100' - dir. Paolo Sorrentino, with Toni Servillo)

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1
9:00am A Small Southern Enterprise (103' - dir. Rocco Papaleo) Special Screening
10:50am Spaghetti Story (83' - dir. Ciro De Caro) Special Screening
12:30pm Tribute to the legendary maestro Eduardo De Filippo
Side Street Story (83' - dir. Eduardo De Filippo)
2:10pm Monologue The Piano Marshall (10' - Starr. Eduardo de Filippo)
Followed by 394 Trilogy in the World (55' - dir. Massimiliano Pacifico, with Toni Servillo)
3:20pm Eni Culture of Energy – Docu Rethink Energy (6' - Interview with Toni Servillo)
Followed by Il Divo (110' - dir. Paolo Sorrentino. Starr. Toni Servillo)
5:30pm Blame Freud (100' - dir. Paolo Genovese) Special Screening
7:40pm Laura Pausini: The Italian Queen of Pop (45' - dir. Vincenzo Mollica)

 

 

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SYNOPSIS

SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino - 138'
Rosa, a mature mother of several children, is concerned that her beloved husband Don Peppino is losing interest in her, and does her best to provoke some jealousy in him. She is a masterful cook, and if her romantic charms are fading, her culinary skills are not. By one means after another, and after some amusing confrontations, she succeeds in keeping her husband from taking her for granted and harmony is restored.

DRESS REHEARSAL
Dir. Nik Bello - 42'
A film which gives us a glimpse of some of the unreleased works of the Roman songwriter as he prepares for his live performances, from the selection of tracks for concerts to rehearsals with his group, this interesting documentary explores the artistic life of an essential creator of Italian music, both past and present, who has always been very reserved and reluctant to speak about himself.

 

LUCKY AND ZORBA
Dir. Enzo D'Alò - 75'
Trapped by an oilspill in the North Sea, a seagullnamedKengahisable to drag herself to the terrace of a housewhere a big blackcatnamed Zorba is sleeping. The dyingseagulllaysheregg and givesit to the cat, securing from him the promise that he won'teatit, butinsteadwillkeepitsafe, care for the hatchlingwhenshe'sborn, and teachher to fly. Itwon't be easy to keep the last promise, especiallybecauselittle Fortunella, nicknamedFifi, believessheis a kitten...

 

GIULIANO GEMMA: AN ITALIAN IN THE WORLD
Dir. Vera Gemma - 72'
Vera Gemma tells the story of her father, one of Italy's most prolific actors having appeared in more than 78 films. Born in Rome and raised in Reggio Emilia, the athletic Giuliano started in movies as a stunt man and went on to appear in the early spaghetti westerns before going on to serious roles working for noted directors such as DuccioTessari and Luchino Visconti. In 1977 he won a David di Donatello Award for his role in Il desert dei tartar and other important prizes at the Karlovy Vary Festivaland the grolla d'Oro at the San Vincent Festival.

 

THE GREAT BEAUTY
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino - 150'
Jep Gambardella has charmed his way through life for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he's been a permanent fixture in Rome's literary and social circles, but when his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, he finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries. As he looks back on his life, he sees Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

 

ANITA B.
Dir. Roberto Faenza - 98'
Immediately after WWII, Anita, a young survivor of Auschwitz, looks at the world with worried eyes. She quickly finds herself involved in an intense and passionate affair that almost shatters her, but eventually gives her the strength to rebel and start a new life.

 

AMERICAN HUSTLE
Dir.David O' Russell - 138'
Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Adams star in David O. Russell's fictional period drama about a reckless FBI agent who recruits a con man and his alluring partner in a scheme to ensnare corrupt politicians and gangsters. Smooth-talking Irving Rosenfeld is a hustler of the highest order, with crafty partner Sydney Prosser by his side. When the agent thrusts the duo into the treacherous world of New Jersey power players and underworld heavies, Rosenfeld's capricious wife Rosalyn holds more power than anyone could imagine. Louis C.K. and Jack Huston costar.

 

MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE
Dir. Vittorio De Sica - 102'
Domenico, a successfullbusinessman, with an eyeforthegirls, begins an affairwithFilumenawhensheis 17 yearsold. Shebecomes a prostitute, but also becomesthemistressof Domenico. He eventuallysets her up in an apartment, andsheworksforhim in hisvariousbusinesses. Shesecretlybearsthreechildren, whoareraisedbynannies. When Domenico proposesto a youngemployee,Filumena tricks himintomarriagebypretendingtobedying.

 

THE MEDICINE SELLER
Dir. Antonio Morabito - 105'
Bruno, a 40-year-old salesrepsuffersunbearablepressure at thehandsofhistyrannicalbossandistotallystressed out after a co-workercommitssuicide. Bruno makeshisroundstovariouspharmaciesanddoctor'soffices, which he showershis prospects withfree iPads andtripsabroad in exchangeforthepromisethatthey'll push hiscompanyZafer'slatestproduct. His biggest client, though, a diabolical oncologist, cannot be as easily bought as the others, and Bruno is obliged to cross even more legal boundaries than before.

 

THE LOST LOVER
Dir. Roberto Faenza - 97'
Thirteen years ago, Asya and Adam witnessed the violent death of their three-year old son in London. The couple moved to Tel Aviv, but Asya never fully recovered from the loss, growing emotionally distant from her husband and teenage daughter, Dafi. When a young Frenchman named Gabriel appears, Asya comes to believe that the youth is her dead child. Adam is happy his wife is smiling again, but the bond between Gabriel and Asya soon shifts from parental love to carnal passion. Then, Gabriel suddenly disappears, driving the distraught Asya to search the ends of Israel for him. Meanwhile, young love is tested by cultural and prejudices when Dafi falls for Na'im, a gentle Palestinian mechanic.

 

ENI CULTURE OF ENERGY
GELA MAKES NEWS
Dir. Fernando Cerchio - 11'
Set in Sicily in the town of Gela, this 1960s' documentary depicts the everyday life of the local inhabitants of Gela, a society steeped in local traditions but marked by extreme poverty. Scenes of everyday life alternate with the portrayal of a typical local family. Life in Gela moves slowly, and is characterized by ancient traditions until a helicopter from the Italian Energy Company flies over the city and captures the attention of the people living there - from the oldest to the youngest.

 

HOPEFUL NOTES
Dir.ValerioZanoli - 98'
This uplifting, inspirational drama involves Alex, an Italian engineer employed in Russia for several years. With his contract ending soon he plans to return to Italy, until he crosses paths with Dima, a hospital-bound child stricken with terminal cancer. The two become friends, and Dima introduces Alex to the ward's other residents. Alex begins volunteering as a pianist at the facility, bringing him face to face with the struggles terminally ill children endure, and giving him a chance to provide hope for those who desperately need it.

 

P.O.V.
Dir. Tommaso Cardile - 5'
In the near future people's lives are recorded via special glasses, then watched in real-time by thousands of paying viewers across the world. An accident becomes the hottest POV ticket.

 

THE WAR OF VOLCANOES
Dir. Francesco Patierno - 52'
The story of the biggest jet-set love scandal of all times. Starring Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani and the mythical and primitive natural world of the Aeolian Islands. The islands are at the same time the set for the movie "Vulcano" with Anna Magnani, who's just been abandoned by Rossellini, and for the movie "Stromboli, Terra di Dio" that will lead to the artistic and romantic relationship between Bergman and Rossellini.

 

ENI CULTURE OF ENERGY
Docu RETHINK ENERGY - 6'
RethinkEnergy, which will belaunched on September29, describesEni's international
commitmenttocombiningenergydevelopmentandcommunitywelfare, promoting
accesstoenergyandpromising researchprojects. Art, cinema, musicandthe performingartsarethechannelsthroughwhichEnicombinesitsroleasoneof thelargestenergycompanies in theworldwithitscommitmenttothesocialandculturalcontextofthe countries in whichitoperates.

 

WALT DISNEY AND ITALY: A LOVE STORY
Dir. Marco Spagnoli - 52'
The 'love story' between Walt Disney and Italy – the Country where the characters, comics and animated tales created by the great American artist and director are most famous – narrated in a mixed documentary, a combination of archive materials and commentaries by filmmakers, journalists, cartoonists, musicians, stylists, actors and actresses who had their lives and careers deeply influenced by Disney's imaginary world.

 

LIKE THE WIND
Dir. Marco Simon Puccioni - 110'
Inspired by the true story of one of the first women to become governor of a prison, "Like the Wind" narrates 15 years of Armida Miserere's life – years of grit, determination and personal suffering. After suffering the loss of her loved one, she finds herself on the front lines in the fight against crime, running the most dangerous jail in Italy, while struggling to find the truth and to get justice. The story unfolds in long flashbacks that highlight the pivotal moments of her life in the attempt to unveil her mystery.

 

EUROCRIME! THE ITALIAN COP AND GANGSTER FILMS THAT RULED THE '70s.
Dr Mike Malloy -137'
A documentary concerning the violent Italian 'poliziotteschi' cinematic movement of the 1970s which, at first glance, seem to be rip-offs of American crime films like DIRTY HARRY or THE GODFATHER, but which really address Italian issues like the Sicilian Mafia and red terrorism. Equally as crazy as the films themselves were the rushed methods of production (stars performing their own stunts, stealing shots, no live sound) and the bleed-over between movie crime and dangerous real-life crime.

 

THE MAJOR
Dir.Ugo Fabrizio Giordani - 92'
Set in a non-descript Midwestern town during the 1950s, this fable chronicles the last days in the life of local Mafioso Don Antonio Barracano (Anthony Quinn). As his 75th birthday nears, he muses upon his life. Meanwhile, his wife Armida is trying to keep their eldest son from entering the family business. Trouble brews for Don Antonio when he intervenes on behalf of the son of a stubborn associate trying to do right by his pregnant girlfriend and his plan backfires. Adapted from Eduardo de Filippo's "Il Sindaco del Rione Sanita."

 

LOOK TO THE SKY
Dir. Roberto Faenza - 100'
In this film, the holocaust is seen through the eyes of Jonah, an innocent young Jewish child who is torn from his life in Amsterdam when he and his parents are taken to a Nazi prison camp. Here, he must remain hopeful and find the courage and determination to survive amid the hunger and brutality of the camp, while his parents battle sickness and madness.

 

RAISE YOUR HEAD
Dir. Alessandro Angelini - 88'
Mero is a skilled worker at a shipyard and a single father. His son Lorenzo is his only reason for living. Mero's dream is for the boy to become champion boxer, but the world he constructs around his son is a closed one, where each day resembles the next. One night Lorenzo runs away and has an accident...
THE ART OF HAPPYNESS
Dir. Alessandro Rak - 82'
Two brothers. Twocontinents. Twolives. Onesinglesoul. Under a gloomysky, betweenapocalypticpremonitions in a Naples at itsutmostdecay, Sergio, a taxidriver, receives shocking news, and now nothing will ever bethe same. Helookshimself in themirrorandwhat he seesis a forty-year-old man whohasturnedhis back on musicandgotten lost in thelimboofhiscity. While a storm rages outside, a crowdofmemories, hopes, regretsandpresencesbeginstoflood intohiscab with him. Eventually the rain will stopandthesky will clearagain. Will the end come, or will themusicreturn?

 

ENI CULTURE OF ENERGY
GELA MAKES NEWS
Dir. Fernando Cerchio - 11'
Set in Sicily in the town of Gela, this 1960s' documentary depicts the everyday life of the local inhabitants of Gela, a society steeped in local traditions but marked by extreme poverty. Scenes of everyday life alternate with the portrayal of a typical local family. Life in Gela moves slowly, and is characterized by ancient traditions until a helicopter from the Italian Energy Company flies over the city and captures the attention of the people living there - from the oldest to the youngest.

 

PINOCCHIO
Dir. Enzo D'Alò - 75'
Geppettothecarpentercarvesfrom a log of wood theobjectofhissecretdesire: a puppet tokeephimcompanyandbe like a sontohim. He will callhimPinocchio. Imaginehissurprisewhen he discoversthatthe puppet moves, asifbymagic, andisgiftedwith a life on itsown.

 

COOL PEOPLE
Dir. Francesco Patierno - 105'
A sharp and brilliant comedy set in the grip of a heatwave in Milan, a city populated by human beingsdesperatelytrying to survive, or atleastfind a parking spot close to the restaurant, the story explores - with ruthlessirony - the grin of a man whoday by dayhasfewer and fewerreasons to smile.

 

THE CUT
Dir. Gianluca Minucci - 10
New York, 1956. A barber shop at closing time. The owner's son is alone. He still doesn't know that soon he will start a crucial test for his life. Indeed, he will have to deal with his own craft on a a special person: his father.

 

UN BOSS IN SALOTTO
Dir. Luca Miniero - 105'
Cristina lives in a small town in the north of Italywhereshe and her family lead a perfect life. Whenonedaysheissummoned to policeheadquarters, shelearnsthatherbrother Ciro isinvolved in a Mafia trial, and hasasked to spendhis home confinement in herhouse. Cristina reluctantlyagrees to hisrequest, but from that moment on herwell-organized family routine isliterallyturnedupside down by relentlessuncle Ciro, whodoesnotseem to be acquainted with goodmanners.

THE DAY WILL COME
Dir. Giuseppe Ferlito - 86'
The lives of three characters are intertwined by their fragilities and insecurities. In trying to affirm their identities and escape loneliness by relying on their dreams and illusory confirmations, their individual choices and breakthroughs will push them in different directions.

THE BIG HEART OF GIRLS
Dir. Pupi Avati - 85'
CarlinoVigetti is forced by his parents, who are poor farmers, to marry one of the two unattractive daughters of their rich employer. But when the young man meets Francesca, the step-sister of the two spinsters, he loses his head and falls desperately in love with her. Over the objections of Francesca's father, and despite a chain of comic, dramatic and paradoxical events, Carlino and Francesca are determined to be married.

THE DISPLACED CHILD
Dir. Pupi Avati - 100'
In honor of the International Day of Children'sRights on November 20, RAI presents a TV movie about the experience of a childabandoned by his family. The childbears a hugepsychologicalweightas he isprocessedthrough the system and into the custodyarrangements made by the Institutions. With fear and mistrust, he meets the adoptiveparentswhowill love himlike no oneeverbefore.

THE MISTERY OF DANTE
Dir. Louis Nero - 100'
A journey in the footsteps of the most famous initiator of the Italian Trecento, the author of the celebrated "The Divine Comedy." Solidly established as one of the greatest literary icons of the Western world, he has inspired some of the most outstanding minds in history.

THE MERCURY FACTOR
Dir. Luca Barbareschi- 1O5'
Based in Hong Kong, a crime story about a gang whose shady counterfeiting operation is ultimately thwarted by the police. At the same time, a passionate love story between a beautiful Asian woman and an Italian man whose business revolves around spoiled food!

ROMEO AND JULIET
Dir. Carlo Carlei - 118'
The Montague and Capulet families are at war, but young Romeo Montague is not interested - he is too in love with Rosaline, a cousin of the Capulets, whom his cousin urges him not to pursue. At a ball held by the Capulets, Romeo forgets his feelings for Rosaline when he spies Juliet, who is equally love-struck when she sees Romeo. Risking the wrath of their families, Romeo and Juliet embark on a secret love affair, as overwhelming and intense as the grim fate that awaits them...

GHOSTS, ITALIAN STYLE
Dir. Renato Castellani - 104'
Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually it's Maria's lover, a very rich man, who showers her with presents.

BRAIN DRAIN
Dir. Paolo Ruffini - 100'
The shy and clumsy Emilio has been in love with the beautiful Nadia since they were children, but has never confessed his love to her. So enamored with Nadia, he even enrolls in the same university. Just when Emilio finally gets up enough courage to approach Nadia, she announces she has won a scholarship and is transferring to Oxford. Emilio is devastated, but fortunately, he is not alone: he has an extraordinary group of idiotic but devoted friends.

ITALIAN MOVIES
Dir.Matteo Pellegrini - 99'
On the night shift at the TV studios where a famous soap opera is filmed, a group of immigrant cleaners finds the camera storage door unlocked. One of them has an idea: one of his friends is getting married, and it would be a great present to shoot his wedding ceremony. Soon this first experience becomes a side business that draws all of the cleaning crew in, pushing them to dare more and more...

SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU
Dir. Roberto Faenza - 98'
It's time for eighteen-year-old James Sveck to start college at Brown. Instead, he's surfing the real estate listings for a sanctuary—a nice farmhouse in Kansas, perhaps. Though James lives in 21st century Manhattan, he's more at home in the idyllic world of Eric Rohmer or Anthony Trollope—or his favorite writer, the obscure and tragic Denton Welch. James's sense of dislocation is exacerbated by his self-absorbed parents, a disdainful sister, a cryptic shrink, and his D-list celebrity grandmother. Compounding matters is James's growing infatuation with a handsome male colleague at his mother's art gallery.

BLAME FREUD
Dir. Paolo Genovese - 120'
Thisis the story of a psychoanalystdealing with threedesperatecases: a woman bookseller in love with a book thief; a gay young woman whodecides to go straight, and an eighteen-year-old girl whofalls head over heels for a man in hisfifties. Normallythiswouldn't be a problem, unlessthesepeople are histhreedaughters!

BROKEN WINDOWS
Dir Stefano Pistolini - 103'
Portrait of the adult artist. Francesco De Gregori in the present: not a biography, but a living portrait of the musician during a session of summer concerts and through a series of conversations at the four corners of Italy. Listening to his songs, witnessing his experiments, recording his states of mind and encounters with his closest collaborators, watching him let his thoughts flow. While Francesco's song book, which is part of the lives of so many Italians, plays on.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Dir.Martin Scorsese - 180'
Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess, success, and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont earned Belfort the moniker "The Wolf of Wall Street."

THE DAYS OF ABANDONMENT
Dir. Roberto Faenza - 96'
Olga, a still young woman, tranquil and satisfied, is suddenly abandoned by her husband and falls into a bottomless vortex of despair. Consumed by her losses, both suffered and inflicted, endless hours of devastating emotions plague her mind. As Olga descends, she journeys through the darkest and most painful moments of the female experience. Packed with astonishment and fury, this tour de force "thriller of the soul" finally pulls back from the edge of insanity, and when all is revealed, clarity comes. Now that she knows its cost, she knows how to face love. From the Elena Ferrante's novel by the same name.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY
Dir. Lina Wertmuller - 119'
Professor Iannello maintainsthatbradyseism, which for centurieshasbeenaffecting the area of Pozzuoli, isproduced by Mother Earth. Butgreatmothers are also to be foundamongordinarypeoplesuchas Rosa Priore, wellknown for hercuisine and particularly for her Bolognese sauce. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Don Peppino, after a lunch with Rosa, theirthreechildren and the Iannellos, almostcauses a tragedy, as he suspectsthathiswife Rosa ishaving an affair with Professor Iannello becausesheis no longer the samepersonsheused to be. Whyhas Rosa changed so much withherhusband?

YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Dir. Vittorio De Sica - 119'
Three stories of Italian social mores are presented. In "Adelina," out of work Carmine Sbaratti and his wife survive selling black market cigarettes. When they can't afford to pay for the furniture they charged, they come up with a solution that has a profound effect on the family. In "Anna," Anna Molteni, the spoiled wife of a successful businessman and an artist named Renzo are on the cusp of an affair. But a car accident causes Anna and Renzo to rethink whether being together is something they really want. In "Mara," a prostitute working from her apartment services a high-class clientele including Augusto, the wealthy, powerful and neurotic son of a Bologna industrialist.

THE FAMILY FRIEND
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino - 102'
Geremia, an aging money lender, is a repulsive, stingy man who lives in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinuate himself into other people's affairs, pretending to be the "family friend." One day he is asked by a man to lend him money for the wedding of his daughter Rosalba. Geremia falls in love at first sight with her, and soon indulges in a "beauty and the beast" relationship.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino - 100'
Titta Di Girolamo is a middle-aged ex-stockbroker who now makes his living as a minor functionary for the Mafia. Apart from his job, only his occasional heroin use adds drama to his barren life. Divorced from his ex-wife and cut off from his children, Titta spends much of his day at a cocktail lounge watching Sofia tend bar. When his outgoing brother Valerio stops by for a visit, he is goaded into approaching with Sofia, and is surprised to discover that she has long been infatuated with him.

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino - 118'
Cheyenne, a wealthy but bored retired rock star, embarks on a quest to find his estranged father's persecutor, a Nazi war criminal hiding out in the U.S. Learning his father is close to death, he travels to New York in the hope of reconciling with him, but is too late. He comes to know the true extent of his humiliation in Auschwitz at the hands of SS Officer Aloise Muller, and so begins a journey across the heartland of America to track down and confront his father's nemesis.

ONE MAN UP
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino - 100'
In 1980s Naples, two successful men are living parallel lives, never meeting. Tony is a pop singer, adored by millions. Antonio plays soccer in the first division. Then, each experiences a crisis, taking them on a downhill course. Tony faces criminal charges for bedding an underage groupie, while Antonio suffers a career-ending injury. Their stories, if not their lives, will affect each other, and in the end, one will be redeemed by the redemption of the other.

A SMALL SOUTHERN ENTERPRISE
Dir. Rocco Papaleo - 100'
A former priest, Father Costantino, is persuaded by his mother, Stella, to move into an old abandoned lighthouse belonging to the Costantino family. Far from prying eyes, she hopes to avoid the people in town finding out he has left the priesthood. Stella already has another scandal to face: her daughter Rosa Maria has left her husband, Arturo, and run off with a mysterious lover. The old lighthouse should bring him some solace, but instead, it becomes a magnet for more and more characters, becoming a kind of shelter for sinners. Between the misunderstandings and plot twists, an unlikely harmony is forged among this this astounding group of people.

SPAGHETTI STORY
Dir. Ciro De Caro - 83'
Four young Italian adults long to change their lives, yet remain stuck: Valerio and Kookie, dreaming of their big break, are still not independent; Giovanna and Serena, etending to be adults, have never dared to live. Then they encounter Mei Mei, a young Chinese prostitute, who shines a light on the truth: gaining one's freedom is mostly an inside job.

SIDE STREET STORY
Dir.Eduardo De Filippo - 83'
A combination of a satire on war and a comedy with war as the background. It's a story of ordinary people living on a Naples side street from 1940 to 1950, under the dominance of the Fascists, the Nazis and then the Allied occupation forces. Primary among the citizens is GennaroIovine, who has a penchant for innocently getting into trouble, and his friend Pasquale. The latter is a rail-sweeper who becomes a professional stand-in...as a corpse to conceal contraband...serving jail time for those who don't care to do time...a substitute at a political rally when violence threatens the scheduled speaker.

MONOLOGUE THE PIANO MARSHALL
Dir. Eduardo de Filippo - 10'
Monologo is an unpublishedten-minute short reel from the early 1950s, featuring Eduardo De Filippo leaning from a window, like in the famous scene of "Questi fantasmi," chatting with an imaginary professor about the Marshall Plan, whichprovided US aid to the Italiansafter World War II. Thisfootagewasintended to be propagandisticbutwasnevercirculated, and resurfaced a fewyears ago and wasrestored by the National Film Archive.

394 .TRILOGY IN THE WORLD
Dir. Massimiliano Pacifici - 55'
The documentary follows the long international tour of Carlo Goldoni's play, "Trilogiadellavilleggiatura," directed by Toni Servillo, through many different cities, including Berlin and Moscow, Paris, New York, Madrid and Istanbul. It is about culture expressed through intense and powerful experiences, it's about acting and directing actors, it's truly a comparison between different lifestyles and ways of conceiving them.

ENI CULTURE OF ENERGY
Docu RETHINK ENERGY - 6'
RethinkEnergy, which will belaunched on September29, describesEni's international
commitmenttocombiningenergydevelopmentandcommunitywelfare, promoting
accesstoenergyandpromising researchprojects. Art, cinema, musicandthe performingartsarethechannelsthroughwhichEnicombinesitsroleasoneof thelargestenergycompanies in theworldwithitscommitmenttothesocialandculturalcontextofthe countries in whichitoperates.

IL DIVO
Dir. Paolo Sorrentino - 110'
Award-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentinowrotes and directed this cinematic portrait of seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti, whose controversial legacy peaked when he was tried for Mafia ties and subsequently acquitted. A leader with close ties to the Vatican, Andreotti was also tried and acquitted for the murder of an Italian journalist, and remains a senator for life.

BLAME FREUD
Dir. Paolo Genovese - 120'
Thisis the story of a psychoanalystdealing with threedesperatecases: a woman bookseller in love with a book thief; a gay young woman whodecides to go straight, and an eighteen-year-old girl whofalls head over heels for a man in hisfifties. Normallythiswouldn't be a problem, unlessthesepeople are histhreedaughters!

LAURA PAUSINI: THE ITALIAN QUEEN OF POP
Dir. Vincenzo Mollica - 45'
Italian singer Laura Pausini reveals unknown aspects of her private life in this special created by journalist Vincenzo Mollica for Tg1: she tells us about being a mother struggling with her busy schedule.