Film Series Cinema and the Mysteries of Italy: Fortapàsc

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Consulate General of Italy, 150 S Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Giancarlo Siani was a journalist for Il Mattino, the major newspaper of Naples. He considered it a crucial part of a journalist’s work, not only to report facts objectively, but also to investigate and verify the information with the moral duty of finding the truth. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

The film follows four months of Siani’s life in 1985, when every day, from the residential neighborhood of Vomero in Naples, he would go to nearby Torre Annunziata, a town ruled by camorra boss Valentino Gionta. This period was characterized by suspect and dirty business conducted for reconstruction after the terrible earthquake in 1980, and Giancarlo could clearly see and understand the racketeering of corrupt politicians, who could go on unnoticed with their illegal activities among cowardly judges and powerless carabinieri. With Fortapàsc, Marco Risi (Mery per sempre, Il muro di gomma), son of renowned director Dino, created another of his powerful films noted for paying particular attention to the social issues and problems of Southern Italy.

Directed by Marco Risi, 2009, 108’, with Libero De Rienzo and Michele Riondino - In Italian with English subtitles

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If you arrive after 6:00 pm, please use the entrance on Chestnut Street (the entrance on 6th Street will be closed)

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Arts & Culture
History and Preservation
Folk Arts/Culture
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