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  • 05 Apr 2024
  • 5:30 PM
  • Traffic Zone Building, 250 Third Ave N. Suite 600, Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • 7


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Year: 1992

Director: Gianni Amelio

Starring: Enrico Lo Verso, Giuseppe Ieracitano, Valentina Scalici

A young police officer escorts two children from Milan to an orphanage in Sicily following abuse and the arrest of their mother. Influenced by De Sica's Neorealism, Gianni Amelio's drama about marginalized children and their journey from North to South Italy is an emotional rollercoaster of heartbreak, compassion, friendship, and hope.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, 6 David di Donatello Awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Producer, Best Editing, Best Soundtrack, and a Special David for the two child actors), 2 Nastro D'Argento Awards (Best Director, Best Screenplay), and 1 European Film Award (Best Film).

The film was Italy's submission to the 65th Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category and topped the Italian box office for seven consecutive weeks.

Secure your tickets now and get ready for a touching cinematic experience that captures the essence of resilience and human connection. The Cineforum movies will be in Italian with English subtitles.

The movie will follow an Italian-style aperitivo.

CINEFORUM is curated and presented by Ileana Tamberlani, Programming and Administrative Manager of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul.


CINEFORUM is hosted in partnership with Movieitaly+, the first on-demand streaming platform that promotes Italian culture through cinema. All ticket holders coming to this event will enjoy an exclusive 30% discount on a Movieitaly+ yearly subscription!

Movieitaly+ is the first on-demand streaming platform that promotes Italian culture through cinema. Our main goal is to provide our viewers with the finest Italian filmography, both classic and contemporary, signed by the iconic performers and the illustrious directors that still define Italy's cultural identity.

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