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Italian Biopics: Leonora Addio

Italian Biopics 


Leonora Addio

Directed by Paolo Taviani

 2022, 90’, Italian with English subtitles

In-person screening

Thursday, March 30 at 6pm CT

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago



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Leonora Addio tells the incredible story of Pirandello’s ashes and the turbulent ride of his urn from Rome to Agrigento, leading to a troubled burial 15 years after his death.The movie closes with Pirandello’s last novel, written 20 days before his passing: “Il Chiodo” (The Nail). In this story, the young Bastianeddu, taken from his Sicilian mother’s arms and forced to follow his father overseas, seems unable to heal this wound, which leads him to a senseless act. 


Free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Doors open at 5:30pm CT and seats are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis, until capacity is reached.


The screening is part of Italian Biopics, a series of long-feature movies inspired by leading figures who have played a major role in the history of Italian culture.



  • Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago