Enjoy seven Italian films—dramas, comedies and a documentary—a program of shorts and, for the very first time, four episodes of a TV series during the 2021 Italian Film Festival's Autumn Edition being held online from October 29 through November 20, 2021. All films are shown in Italian with English subtitles. The Italian Community thanks Barbara Klein for organizing this event. All online screenings are free. Links and codes to the screenings are sent to everyone who has subscribed to the Italian Film Festival's email list. To sign up, send an email to email@example.com. For further information, visit www.italianfilmfests.org
WHEN MOM IS AWAY • 10 GIORNI SENZA MAMMA
Director, Alessandro Genovesi, Comedy, 2019, 95 min.
Friday, October 29, 3 pm EDT until 3 am EDT on October 30 • available 12 hours
Carlo and Giulia are married with three children. Carlo, completely absorbed by work, is an absent father, while Giulia, who had left her work to devote all her time to the family, is tired and stressed. When she decides to treat herself to a ten-day vacation, Carlo will be forced to be a full-time “Mr. Mom.”
OUR GHOSTS • I NOSTRI FANTASMI
Director, Alessandro Capitani, Drama, 2021, 90 min.
Saturday, October 30, 3 pm EDT til 3 am EDT on October 31 • available 12 hours
Valerio and his son Carlo live in the attic of their former apartment. Every time new tenants move into the apartment, they scare them away in hope of being able to return living "downstairs". Things will change when Myriam moves in.
Director, Laura Luchetti, TV Drama, 2021, each episode is approximately 22 min.
Based on the Norwegian drama, it tells the story of teens who must deal with consequences of their online behavior.
Episode #1 Saturday, October 30, 3 pm EDT til 3 pm EDT on October 31 • available 24 hours
Vittorio is a popular and successful student. His plans get derailed when he is reported to the police by Marta.
Episode #2 Saturday, November 6, 3 pm EDT til 3 pm EST on November 7 • available 24 hours
Vittorio tries to live a normal life while in the midst of his personal drama.
Episode #3 Saturday, November 13, 3 pm EST til 3 pm EST on November 14 • available 24 hours
Vittorio finally apologizes to his friends and to Marta. But are his intentions honorable?
Episode #4 Saturday, November 20, 3 pm EST til 3 pm EST on November 21 • available 24 hours
Vittorio seems to finally come to terms with his own responsibilities.
THE BIG STEP • IL GRANDE PASSO
Director, Antonio Padovan, Comedy, 2019, 96 min.
Friday, November 5, 3 pm EDT til 3 am EDT on November 6 • available 12 hours
Dario and Mario, two brothers who resemble each other physically but have completely different personalities and dreams. They find themselves in the face of an impossible venture.
Director, Andrea Segre, Drama, 2021, 100 min.
Saturday, November 6, 3 pm EDT til 3 am EST on November 7 • available 12 hours
Two heirs of a family of fishermen are at odds over the unstoppable transformation that is changing the life and identity of Venice. Pietro would like to continue fishing for moeche; Alvise, instead, sees their home on Giudecca as the ideal instrument to join the real estate elite that rules the city.
SHORT FILM PROGRAM • PROGRAMMA DI CORTOMETRAGGI
Comedy, Drama, Documentary, 105 min.
Friday, November 12, 3 pm EST until 3 pm EST on November 13 • available 24 hours
Eight films—Er Collera Moribbus, Lo schiacciapensieri, Giusto il tempo per una sigaretta, Gas Station, Come a Mìcono, L'armentario, La triste vita del mago, and La gita.
THE GREAT SILENCE • IL SILENZIO GRANDE
Director, Alessandro Gassmann, Drama, 2021, 106 min.
Saturday, November 13, 3 pm EST til 3 am EST on November 14 • available 12 hours
Villa Primic, once a luxurious home, has been put up for sale. A painful decision, taken by Rose, and reluctantly shared by the two heirs to the family's dilapidated fortune, Massimiliano and Adele. The only member of the family who is not at all happy with the decision is the head of the household, Valerio, who will discover that he has never really known his loved ones and, perhaps, not even himself.
Director, Doriana Monaco, Documentary, 2021, 54 min.
Friday, November 19, 3 pm EST til 3 am EST on November 20 • available 12 hours
The daily routine at the Archaeological Museum of Naples: exhibitions are mounted, restoration projects are underway, visitors from around the world move spellbound from room to room.
WHEN MOM IS AWAY…WITH THE FAMILY • 10 GIORNI CON BABBO NATALE
Director, Alessandro Genovesi, Comedy, 2020, 100 min.
Saturday, November 20, 3 pm EST til 3 am EST on November 21 • available 12 hours
On their way to Stockholm, Giulia, Carlo and their children meet Santa Claus. Their RV road trip gets even messier than it was at the start because nothing seems to go as planned.
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