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Cineclub at the Institute - Inspector Montalbano: August Flame



Cineclub at the Institute - Inspector Montalbano: August Flame

Cineclub at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

A series of six italian films based on novels or theatrical plays

January 10th at 6pm
Inspector Montalbano: August Flame (La vampa d'agosto)
Introduced by Professor Veronica Vegna — University of Chicago

Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450



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A grueling, relentless sun is the background to this episode. It's August, his deputy Mimì Augello had to anticipate his holidays, and Montalbano is forced to remain at Vigata, taking care of police business. Fiancée Livia would join him, but in order to not be alone with Montalbano, who is always working, she brings along a friend (with husband and baby) and asks Salvo to rent a beach house for them. All is well as the holiday develops nicely, but one day the couple's little boy disappears. Montalbano rushes into the garden to help in the search and discovers a tunnel that will reveal sensational surprises, including a trunk with the body of a missing girl who disappeared six years before.


Viewer discretion advised
107 minutes
Directed by Alberto Sironi
Based on the 2006 novel by Andrea Camilleri
With Luca Zingaretti, Cesare Bocci, Peppino Mazzotta
In Italian with English subtitles
The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Veronica Vegna.

Free and open to the public.


Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Entrance : Free