Cineforum Italiano: Il primo incarico (The First Assignment)

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Price: $8.00

Letelier Theater

3251 Prospect Street, NW · Washington, DC

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The theater is located up the steps to the left of Cafe Milano.

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A hit at the Venice Film Festival, Giorgia Cecere's exquisite drama follows Nena (Isabella Ragonese (http://www.shooting-stars.eu/en/shooting/20869/Isabella-Ragonese.htm)), a young teacher who is posted to a provincial Puglian town where she struggles to connect with the local children and misses her aristocratic boyfriend.

Left in limbo after her boyfriend Francesco (Alberto Boll), who seems to sincerely care for her, has not yet asked for her hand in marriage, Nena is forced to leave her family home to take up her first teaching position in another town. But it is the 1950s and being an unmarried woman, living alone, means that Nena comes under intense scrutiny from her inquisitive and judgmental neighbors.

Isabella Ragonese (La Nostra Vita, Her Whole Life Ahead) is a rising star in Italy and she has created a wonderful, memorable character in the headstrong Nena – a woman who thinks that everything is lost, but finds hope, friendship and fulfillment in unexpected places.

Rapturously received at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, Giorgia Cecere’s stunning debut chronicles Nena’s struggle to control her own destiny despite the many restrictions on and prejudices against independent women in her era.

Genre: Drama

Director: Giorgia Cecere (http://www.mymovies.it/biografia/?r=29638)

Released: 2010

Duration: 90 min.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Trama: Nel 1953, una ragazza meridionale, Nena, deve lasciare famiglia e fidanzato e trasferirsi in un paesino della Puglia per assumere il suo primo incarico di maestra di scuola. Ad accoglierla, però, è una realtà ostile, quasi arcaica, popolata di persone con cui Nena non sembra condividere nulla. Determinata a portare a termine il mandato, la giovane insegnante si scontrerà con quei luoghi selvaggi dimostrando un carattere fuori dal comune e spingendosi a ripensare la propria vita in modo sorprendente.

Perché vederlo: Per farsi riscaldare il cuore tra le campagne pugliesi degli anni '50, quando le donne muovevano i primi passi oltre il focolare domestico lungo un cammino difficile e tortuoso verso l'emancipazione. Per ritrovare Isabella Ragonese nel ruolo di una prima donna intensa e struggente, diretta da Giorgia Cecere, sceneggiatrice di Sangue vivo e Il miracolo per la prima volta dietro la macchina da presa.

Progetto per l'evento:

4:00 pm: Sign in, enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks during the film. 4:15 pm: Program begins with introductions and film 6:15 pm: The film will be followed by small reception which provides an opportunity to socialize and discuss the film.
Prezzo:

$8 online with your RSVP here. Advance ticket purchase is the only guarantee of a seat. If you don't have Paypal, it's still possible to pay online. Click here for instructions. (http://www.meetup.com/italiano/pages/How_to_Pay_Online_without_a_Paypal_Account/) $10 at the door (cash only, no credit/debit card processing) Trailer:

Recensione:

In italiano (http://www.comingsoon.it/News_Articoli/Recensioni/Page/?Key=6642). In English (http://iloveitalianmovies.com/2012/01/23/isabella-ragonese-in-il-primo-incarico/). Getting to Letelier Theater: Street parking is free on Sundays. There's also a parking garage available directly next to the theater on Prospect Street for $4/hr. There are several public transportation options. The theater website describes the options in detail: http://leteliertheater.com/directions/