h4 align=”JUSTIFY”>This month, instead of the 1:00 movie and the 3:00 pm Kids movie, we are pleased to screen a movie in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Washington D.C. as our 3:00 main program. The movie “ITALO”, is part of the 2015 edition of N.I.C.E. (New Italian Cinema Events), directed by Viviana del Bianco. It is a family movie that will appeal to children as well as adults. (Italian with English Subtitles)
The film, based on real life events covered in the Italian press, tells the story of the sad childhood of little Meno (Vincenzo Lauretta) after the death of his mother. Italo, a stray dog that arrived one autumn morning in the Sicilian town of Scicli, follows Meno home and brings disorder to the city, where there is a municipal ordinance to capture stray dogs, proclaimed by the mayor, Antonio (Marco Boggi), Meno’s father. Antonio tries to face the loss of his wife by becoming a workaholic but he is not able to take care of his son much less deal with his interest in the beautiful Laura (Elena Radonicich), Meno’s teacher. The dog Italo, after a series of hilarious and even serious incidents, is ultimately the one who puts things right.
Alessia Scarso: born in Modica, she received a diploma in montage at Rome’s Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. She collaborated as coordinator of montage and postproduction in journalistic investigations and documentary films. She directed numerous spots and institutional documentaries. She made her debut as film director with Disinstallare un Amore , a short film, winner of tens of awards. She signed the montage of the film Come non Detto produced by Moviemax Media Group. Italo was presented at the Taormina Film Fest 2014.
N.I.C.E. New Italian Cinema Events, diretto da Viviana del Bianco, ha festeggiato nel 2015 la 25^ edizione del festival negli Stati Uniti.
N.I.C.E. in collaborazione con l’Ambasciata d’Italia e l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura, ha presentato nel 2015 in Washington D.C. due eventi speciali: Italo, della regista Alessia Scarso, e Tempo instabile con probabili schiarite di Marco Pontecorvo, riproposti al pubblico in collaborazione con Italian Cultural Society.
N.I.C.E. ringrazia per il contributo: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali-Direzione Generale per il Cinema; Ministero Affari Esteri; Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Firenze e Regione Toscana, Fondazione Sistema Toscana – Mediateca Regionale-Toscana Film Commission; in particolare Rai, Rai Cinema e Rai Com per il prezioso aiuto al progetto.
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