Il Vegetariano (The Vegetarian)

Roberto San Pietro | 1st Feature, 2019, 110 min., in Italian w/English subtitles

Krishna, son of a Brahmin, lives in Italy milking cows; this contact with them takes him back to his childhood in India, characterised by a great respect for nature; when an unproductive cow is to be slaughtered he has to make a choice: accept the culture he lives in or follow his conscience?

Penn Cinema & Media Studies, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, presents the 2019 edition of NEW ITALIAN CINEMA - a free admission film festival made possible thanks to the support of New Italian Cinema Events. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili and aims to present very recent Italian-released films in Philadelphia.

All movies in Italian with English subtitles.