This year’s edition showcases 17 titles, including the premiere of “Boys Cry,” a gritty gangster genre debut by the D’Innocenzo brothers; Roberto De Paolis’ feature debut about youthful self-discovery, “Pure Hearts”; Sergio Castellitto’s emotionally raw “Fortunata,” featuring legendary Rainer Werner Fassbinder, leading lady Hanna Schygulla and Jasmine Trinca, who won the Un Certain Regard Best Actress prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival; and three works by returning Open Roads filmmakers: Marco Tullio Giordana’s “Nome di donna,” Ferzan Ozpetek’s “Naples in Veils,” and Vincenzo Marra’s “Equilibrium.” Open Roads will also present “Rainbow: A Private Affair,” the latest and final film by legendary filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Vittorio sadly passed away this April at age 88), paired with a special screening of their classic Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner, “The Night of the Shooting Stars”; as well as the new digital restoration of iconoclast Marco Ferreri’s “The Ape Woman,” screening with Anselma Dell’Olio’s new documentary about the provocateur, “Marco Ferreri: Dangerous but Necessary.” Tickets for Open Roads: New Italian Cinema the Visconti retrospective go on sale May 18, with Film Society members receiving an early access period beginning May 15.Tickets are ; for students, seniors (62 ), and persons with disabilities; and for Film Society members.The D’Innocenzo brothers reinvigorate the gangster genre with their gritty, surprising debut feature, set on the outskirts of Rome.
She is discovered at a convent by sleazy entrepreneur Focaccia (Ugo Tognazzi), who marries her and swiftly gets her on the freak show circuit to cash in on her distinctive appearance.
A freewheeling satire both hilarious and grotesque, “The Ape Woman” is distinguished by the irreverent wit and anarchic energy of Ferreri’s greatest work. BEAUTIFUL THINGS Giorgio Ferrero & Federico Biasin, Italy/Switzerland/USA, 2017, 94m; North American Premiere. This wildly ambitious documentary follows four men who work in isolation at remote scientific and industrial sites around the world.
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A new motel is projected, exact date to be determined." Letter to the Editor I read with interest the article by Susan Jayne on "Italian Swiss, The Culture and Language of Italy Extends Beyond Her Border." Having lived in Switzerland for several years working for the UN in Geneva, my wife and I traveled extensively in Switzerland including the Canton of Ticino.
Saturday, June 2, pm (Q&A with Silvia Luzi & Luca Bellino) Monday, June 4, pm.
Documentarians Luzi and Bellino’s fiction debut stars Rosario and Sharon Caroccia (playing versions of themselves) as a carnival worker and his ostensibly unambitious daughter.Smart, stylish, and muscular, this critical hit at the 2018 Berlinale announces the D’Innocenzos as formidable and film-savvy new voices in Italian cinema.CRATER / IL CRATERE Silvia Luzi & Luca Bellino, Italy, 2017, 93m Italian with English subtitles; North American Premiere.THE APE WOMAN / LA DONNA SCIMMIA Marco Ferreri, Italy/France, 1964, 100m; Italian with English subtitles; North American Premiere. One of Marco Ferreri’s earliest and most beloved films, “The Ape Woman” is inspired by the true story of 19th-century carnival performer Julia Pastrana.Annie Girardot gives a signature performance as Marie the Ape Woman, an ex-nun whose body is completely covered in black hair.Note: Content on the PRIMO web site is different from the print edition of PRIMO magazine.