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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "Friends By Chance"



At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of

Alessandro is a 22-year-old turbulent and ignorant slacker from Trastevere, in Rome. He has lost his mother when he was two, and has become the torment of his father – a peddler in Porta Portese, the local flea-market – who can’t imagine a future for that idle and furious son, and is unable to find the key to his heart.
Giorgio is eighty-five: he is a forgotten poet, who lives in solitude and restraint in a flat on the Gianicolo Hill, with the only help and care of his landlady and neighbor. He is in an early stage of the Alzheimer syndrome: he can still move, but his mind is drifting relentlessly away from the present.
The two live within a stone’s throw from one another, but their paths have never crossed, and couldn’t be more distant. But this story puts them together, when Alessandro is offered to accompany the old man in his afternoon walks, and is forced to accept the job.

Directed by: Francesco Bruni
Produced by: IBC Movie, Rai Cinema
Distributed by: Variety Communicatios
Italy | 2017 | Comedy | Italian | English Subtitles | 106 min
Cast: Giuiliano Montaldo, Andrea Carpenzano, Arturo Brun, Emanuele Propizio, Antonio Gerardi, Donatella Finocchiaro

April 13, 2018
7:00 PM Reception @ Maison Mercer - 15 Mercer St, Toronto, ON M5V 2M9
9:00 PM Screening @ TIFF Bell Lightbox - 350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

April 19, 2018
6:30 PM Reception
8:00 PM Screening
@ Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan - 3555 Highway 7 West, Woodbridge, ON L4L 6B1

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FREE ADMISSION for students and teachers of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Please bring your IIC student card to be admitted.


Date: Da Friday, April 13, 2018 a Thursday, April 19, 2018

Organized by : L'Altra Italia Association

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : With fee