Alessandro Capitani - 1st Feature, 2018, 80 min, in Italian w/English subtitles
Adele, a twenty-five year old girl who suffers from mental disorder, has never met her father and has always lived under the protective wing of her mother Margherita. Everything changes when her very existence is overturned by the latter's sudden and unexpected death. Abandoned by all her relatives, who have no intentions of looking after her, Adele will meet Aldo, an elderly, sixty-five year old actor, who was summoned to Apulia in order to pay his last respects to the deceased Margherita. And so begins a journey through an inhospitable Apulia in which two perfect strangers, who couldn't be more different from one another, transform an improbable relationship into something unique and unforgettable.
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.