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Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) tickets and sponsorship

  • 06 Apr 2013
  • 8:30 PM
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Auditorium 150; 612-874-3700


  • Individual membership holders are allowed to purchase up to 2 tickets at the discounted price. Family membership holders can purchase up to 4 tickets at the discounted price.

    Tickets will be ready at the Will Call table the day of the movie. You will be asked to show your valid membership card or student ID.

Tickets and sponsorship for Io sono Li 

Io sono Li
(Shun Li and the Poet)

2011 - 92 min. - Drama
Director: Andrea Segre
Cast: Tao Zhao, Rade Serbedzija

Shun Li is an illegal Chinese immigrant in Italy who works as a barmaid in a rundown waterfront café in Venice. Shin Li -- a shy, single mother -- is treated as a virtual slave of the café’s owners. Bepi, nicknamed  “the poet” is a grizzled fisherman who has a tragic past in Croatia. Bepi senses Shun Li has a well of loneliness  similar to his own.

Director Andrea Segre artfully portrays the encounter between two people in crisis as their cultural roots fade. Shun Li and the Poet captures the language of Italian neorealism and the dream-like aesthetics of Eastern cinema. A backwater lagoon within sight of shimmering Venice is the backdrop of this poignant portrait of friendship and love that bridges the divides of language and prejudice.

In Italian and Mandarin with English subtitles.

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
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