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Italian Film Festival: a 10-year retrospective. Screening: Il Padre d'Italia

  • 10 Jul 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Film Society's Screen #3 at St. Anthony Main Theater , 115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL of Minneapolis / St. Paul
A 10-year retrospective

This year again, the Italian Cultural Center, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, is happy to bring the best of Italian cinema to the Twin Cities. 2019 is a special edition celebrating the best movies of the past 10 years of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (IFF). The movies selected by our committee will be screened throughout the year leading up to the IFF's 11th edition, Feb. 20-23, 2020. 

Join us on Wednesday, July, 10th, 7:00 pm, for the fourth screening of this special edition with Il Padre d'Italia, story tackles outdated ideas about gender, sexuality, and family with this unexpected story about love and what it means to really need one another.

All screenings will take place on the Film Society's Screen #3 at St. Anthony Main Theater. All films are in Italian with English subtitles. Future dates and titles will be announced soon! 


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Il Padre d'Italia

Drama, 2017, 93 mins

Director: Fabio Mollo

Paolo is a skeptical, and at times ill-tempered, thirty-year-old who works as a sales clerk in a Turin Department Store. Mia is a backup singer in a band; she's pregnant and homeless, and her pink hair and flashy style stand out in a crowd. By chance, the two meet at a nightclub and it's not long before they "borrow" a van from Paolo's store and make their way from Turin to Rome. A geographical and emotional road trip, the two strangers become friends as they embark on a cross-country journey, discovering themselves, their country, and each other. 

Visually charming, Mollo's second feature brilliantly tackles outdated ideas about gender, sexuality, and family with this unexpected story about love and what it means to really need one another.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Cast: Isabella Ragonese, Luca Marinelli, Anna Ferruzzo, Mario Sgueglia, Federica De Cola, Miriam Karlkvist


Audience Award, Festival del Cinema Italiano di Ajaccio (2018) 

Critic Award, Les rencontres du cinéma italien à Toulouse (2017)  

Audience Award, Festival du Cinema Italien de Bastia (2017) 

Jury Prize, Best Film, Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt (2017)

Young Jury Prize, Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt (2017)

Best Actress, Isabella Ragonese, Golden Globes Italy (2017)

Audience Award, Best Film, Ortigia Film Festival (2017)

This movie was originally shown at our 10th edition of the IFF in 2018. 

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