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"FREE" @ EMBASSY OF ITALY: MUST SEE ITALIAN FILM "BAARIA" by G.TORNATORE

 

                  FREE ITALIAN FILM @ EMBASSY OF ITALY 

                " BAARIA"  - A MUST SEE SICILIAN DRAMA

                       

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   THE EMBASSY OF ITALY / ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE

                                             Present


             "BAARIA" by Director GIUSEPPE TORNATORE

                   THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
                        EMBASSY OF ITALY – Auditorium

           3000 Whitehaven St. NW |Washington, DC 20008
   (above Dupont/Sheridan Circles intersect with MASS. Ave.)

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                                               IL FILM
                                             "BAARIA"

      Italy-2009, 150 min. Directed by Giuseppe TORNATORE

     Director of IL POSTINO + the famous CINEMA PARADISO
      DRAMA Film in  Sicilian + Italian with English subtitles

BAARÌA is an epic drama, which tracks down five decades of life in the small town of Bagheria near Palermo, Sicily. The town in local dialect is known from the ancient Phoenician language Baarìa.

 


From the 1930s to the 1980s, from Cicco to son Peppino, and to little grandson Pietro, Baarìa is a saga filled with characters who are haunted by passions and utopias that make them true heroes. The spectator gets a glimse of these characters through their loves, dreams, and disillusions, this amusing and nostalgic fable paints the portrait of a tiny Sicilian community, a microcosm where the universal drama of mankind plays out.

 



Giuseppe Tornatore's film focuses on Peppino, a shepherd's son. Peppino isn't massively compelling as a character in his own right, but the three actors who portray him do their best to make him interesting, as he grows from a boy to an attractive man who is exposed to Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Christian Democracy and finally decides to become a member of the local Communist Party, marrying the local beauty along the way.

 

 

 


 


  

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  • Peter

    This was a really good film! Lots of humor and sometimes subtle, sometimes not so subtle digs at Italian socialism/communism while being sympathetic to the main character. The evolution of Baaria (Sicilian slang for the town of Bagheria) provided an interesting backdrop to the main characters as did the portrayals of fascism (originating in Italy during World War I.)

    June 27, 2014

  • Anthony G.

    BAARIA: Director Tornatore's FANTASTIC jewel film done with today's RARE cinematic ARTISTRY and in the same GENRE of Federico FELLINI

    June 27, 2014

  • Tracey

    I missed it. Bummer. I hope everyone enjoyed it.

    June 27, 2014

  • Diana J.

    I was so looking forward to this event , but unfortunately I have to travel for a couple of days. Enjoy the film.

    June 25, 2014

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