Casa Italiana

Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, July 15th, 6pm

Cinema Vitti

L'ultimo Pulcinella, Maurizio Scarparo, 2008

Michelangelo (Massimo Ranieri), a theater actor, leaves Napoli after he finds out his son Francesco (Domenico Balsamo) has fled his home to hide in the suburbs of Paris, after having witnessed a Camorra shooting. During his time in France, Michelangelo finds an old friend of his (Jean Sorel) and he meets Maria (Adriana Asti), owner of a dilapidated theater. Thanks to their help, Michelangelo not only succeeds in reconquering the trust of his son, but also decides to realize his dream: to perform a musical on Pulcinella, inspired by Rossellini's unknown script, with the participation of the young people of the banlieues. All of this occurs in the midst of growing tension with the police.

Below is the Zoom link for the meeting:

***All Cinema Vitti films are shown in Italian and have English subtitles.

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"Italian Summer Festival" is an international showcase of Italian festivals showcasing great tradition and excellence to enhance the cultural enterprises, artists and musicians of our scene and of the various regions of the country.

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I Luoghi del Cuore

I Luoghi del Cuore - The Places of the Heart is a national campaign aiming at preserving and promoting historical, special or unique Italian places organized by FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo.

This year, for the tenth edition, was created to bring awareness to the value of Italian heritage. The initiative allows the citizens to signal to FAI, through a biennial vote, their favorite places "not to be forgotten." The places that receive the most votes will be the recipients of FAI special projects.