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Virtual screening of the film Cosmonauta, directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli (2008, 80min)

Date:

06/04/2021


Virtual screening of the film Cosmonauta, directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli (2008, 80min)

Virtual screening of the film Cosmonauta, directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli (2008, 80min)

From Friday, June 4 at 1pm CT through
Monday, June 7 at 1pm CT

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A teenage girl growing up in early Sixties finds an unusual way to impress a boy and show up her big brother in this coming-of-age story from Italy. Luciana was just a baby when her father died, leaving her mother to look after the family. But Luciana has often heard stories of her father's strong and selfless devotion to the Italian Communist party, and they have had a strong impact on her and her older brother Arturo. When she was nine, Luciana attempted to flee her first communion in a precocious effort to reject the Catholic opiate of the people, and now that she's fifteen she's grown only more determined to embrace the wisdom of the party. Luciana is a regular visitor at the Federation of Young Communists headquarters, as is her brother, and as they follow the progress of the Soviet Union's space program, Arturo declares his ambition to someday become a cosmonaut. Not to be outdone, Luciana starts her own personal space race, announcing that she intends to beat her brother into outer space and become the first woman in orbit. But it's hard to say how much of this is a genuine ambition, and how much is intended to impress Vittorio, the handsome leader of the Young Communists.

Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

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Information

Date: Da Friday, June 04, 2021 a Monday, June 07, 2021

Time: At 1:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

Entrance : Free


Location:

Virtual Screening

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