image of a hand holding an vintage photograph. Behind the hand is a wooden box filled with other vintage photographs of people

Still from Asmarina.

Innovations in Contemporary Italian Cinema

Nov 14–Nov 16, 6 PM
Collins Cinema
Free and open to the public

Wellesley College offers the campus and local communities the chance to catch up on what is happening in contemporary Italian cinema. The three films scheduled, Asmarina (2015), Una storia senza nome/The Stolen Caravaggio (2018), and Sembra mio figlio/Just Like My Son (2018), are “hot off the press,” having been screened at the most recent international film festivals. Each film offers a different take on the multifaceted, in-flux social and political reality of Italy today.

Screenwriters and directors will be present to introduce the films and answer questions after the screenings. Experts on contemporary Italian cinema will take part in a roundtable discussion on Saturday before the screening of the third film, Sembra mio figlio/Just Like My Son (2018). 

Thursday, November 14th - Collins Cinema
I. Asmarina (2015) by Alan Maglio and Newhouse Center fellow Medhin Paolos

6:30pm: Introduction
7:00pm: Screening of the film
8:30pm: Discussion with director Medhin Paolos

Friday, November 15th - Collins Cinema
II. Una storia senza nome/The Stolen Caravaggio (2018) by Roberto Andò

6:30pm: Introduction
7:00pm: Screening of the film
8:30pm: Discussion with screenwriter Angelo Pasquini

Saturday, November 16th - Newhouse Center for the Humanities (Green Hall)  
4:30pm: Roundtable on contemporary Italian cinema
Speakers: Medhin Paolos (director of Asmarina and Newhouse Center fellow), Angelo Pasquini (screenwriter of Una storia senza nome/The Stolen Caravaggio), Antonio Falduto (President of Controluce) and Prof. Giorgio Bertellini (University of Michigan). Moderated by professors David Ward and Flavia Laviosa (Department of Italian Studies). 
5:30pm: Reception at Collins Cinema

III. Sembra mio figlio/Just Like My Son (2018) by Costanza Quatriglio - Collins Cinema
6:30pm: Introduction by director Costanza Quatriglio (via Skype)
7:00pm: Screening of the film
8:30pm: Discussion with Antonio Falduto

Accessibility and disability resources: accessibility@wellesley.edu.

 

For more information, please contact:

Jael Matos, jmatos@wellesley.edu, or Lauren Cote, lcote2@wellesley.edu.

Generously supported by:

the Newhouse Center for the Humanites, Department of Italian Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, and the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events.