Vivere directed by Francesca Archibugi (Italy) 2019 revolves around a modern middle class Italian family.
Ongoing challenges include economic realties and unfulfilled career aspirations as well as the fragile nature of personal relationships.
This family continues to live beyond its means by drawing on questionable familial resources and the tensions trigger frequent asthma attacks in its youngest member.
The sexual proclivities of the husband seem typical as are the reactions of the young Irish au pair, somewhat surprising in the current era of moral scrutiny drawing attention to ways men frequently take advantage of women.
Vivere was one of the narrative features of the recently concluded Cinema Italian Style mini movie festival at the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco.
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Somewhere Amazing directed by Georgia Cecere (Italy) 2015 is about the gradual evolution of a woman.
Lucia is a young wife and mother who lives a conventional life in an unnamed Italian city. She’s half owner of a flower shop where she works during the day.
However, a jarring incident, during an outing in the country, disrupts her orderly routine and little by little she manages to move beyond the limits of the familiar and venture toward a more satisfying future.
The film was one of a half dozen narrative features by new directors in New Italian Cinema 20.
This year’s festival recently concluded in New York and San Francisco but will screen at International House in Philadelphia 1 – 4 December 2016.
See http://www.nicefestival.org for more information.
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A handsome, young engineer driving a white Mercedes-Benz sports car is lost somewhere in the countryside on the island of Cyprus, where he meets an attractive woman in a wedding gown walking along the highway.
Committed directed by Stelana Kirilis (Cyprus) 2014 had its international premier during closing night of the 11th San Francisco Greek Film Festival.
The ninety-minute narrative feature is a romantic comedy delving into love, relationships, and the expectations of marriage. It’s another wonderful example of what’s possible for talented and resourceful filmmakers to accomplish during the present economic crises.
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