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Virtual Screenings: Ten Shorts Around the World: Part One



Virtual Screenings: Ten Shorts Around the World: Part One

Virtual Screenings: Ten Shorts Around the World: Part One
Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, September 15th, beginning at 6pm Central Time


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For the fifth year in a row, the Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio (National Short Film Center), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, promotes ten Italian short films, selected from the most special and representative works made in 2019. The selection presents an overview of contemporary short film production, touching on genres and themes that are very different from each other.


Borntwice, by Giada Bossi, 2019, 8 minutes
A massive bicycle accident destroys Joshua's childhood. Looking back at the videos from his childhood associated with his YouTuber activity, the film investigates the fragility of life and the perception of reality of a fifteen-year-old boy growing up in the suburbs.

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Il fagotto (The bassoon), by Giulia Japanese, 2019, 15 minutes
The birth rate is causing the disappearance of a country and the government implements policies, whereby women are called every year to a state office to explain the reason for their lack of motherhood. In a world of another era, which ominously resembles our present more and more, two women are at opposite ends of their fertility. Bianca is 18 and plays the bassoon, Vittoria is 47 and only a year old before her badge expires. Their meeting forces them to decide in an instant the direction of their future: any choice will change the fate of their lives.

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Senza tenere premuto (Without Holding Down), by Paolo Strippoli, 2019, 13 minutes
Chiara loves Instagram and is happy with her followers. But when someone really starts following her one night, her life plunges into a whirlwind of danger and despair, story after story.

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Lella, by Michele Capuano, 2019, 15 minutes
On New Year's Eve 1978, Edoardo receives an unexpected visit. He is a young acquaintance of hers, shaken by a fixed thought which he cannot free himself from. Once inside the house, the boy begins to tell his unforgettable clandestine love story with the beautiful Lella. A year and ten months of passion, culminating in an unspeakable secret.

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Il muro bianco (The White Wall), by Andrea Brusa and Marco Scotuzzi, 2019, 13 minutes
A teacher and principal must protect the students of an elementary school from an invisible enemy. Based on a true story.

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Date: Da Tuesday, September 15, 2020 a Friday, September 18, 2020

Time: At 6:00 pm

Entrance : Free


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