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At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of "The Name of Woman"



At the movies with L'Altra Italia: screening of


Nina Martini, a single mother, gets a temporary job at the Barrata elderly residence. It is a relief for her to get this job and she enjoys the quietness of the place and the work shifts with thirty other women. But soon she discovers the well-kept secret of the manager, a well-established system of small sexual favors. The sexual harassment is extorted by the powerful man and protected by the Catholic care structures. The silent complicity of the victims makes this vicious circle harder to break. Nina starts investigating, but she is isolated by her colleagues who want her to stop as they are afraid to lose their jobs. She gets sued for defamation. Determined to establish the truth, she finally gets a laywer’s support and succeeds to corner

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana
Cast: Cristiana Capotondi, Valerio Binasco, Stefano Scandaletti, Adriana Asti

Italy | Comedy | 2018 | 92 min | Italian | English Subtitles

Marco Tullio Giordana

MARCO TULLIO GIORDANA was born in Milan in 1950. He made his debut in the 1970s, co-writing the script for the doc Forza Italia! directed by Roberto Faenza; his first film as a director is To Love the Damned, presented at the Cannes Film Festival and winner of the “Golden Pardo” at the Locarno Festival. In 1987 he made a film on the Heysel’s incident, where 39 Italian soccer supporters were killed during a Champions’ Cup final. In 1996 Giordana is part of a film (with other directors, Amelio, Risi, D’Alatri and Martone) produced by RAI and UNICEF: Beyond Childhood – Five Directors for UNICEF. In 2000 his film One Hundred Steps, on the life and death of Peppino Impastato, killed by the Mafia, is selected at the Venice Film Festival and wins the prize for Best Script. In 2003 he made the TV film The Best of Youth, exploring the history of Italy from the 1960s to the present and won the section Un certain regard at Cannes. In 2007 Giordana makes another TV film in two parts, with a theatrical distribution: Wild Blood with Monica Bellucci, Luca Zingaretti and Alessio Boni, on the tragic destiny of Ferida and Valenti, two famous actors of the fascist period who were executed by the Partisans. In 2012 he makes Piazza Fontana: the Italian Conspiracy, focused on the bomb attacks in Milan on December 12, 1969 and on what followed.

07 March 2019 | Vaughan

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

08 March 2019 | Toronto

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

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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 Thursday, March 07, 2019 a Saturday, March 09, 2019

Organized by : L'Altra Italia Association

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : With fee