Detroit Film Theatre


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • For Adults
  • Special Event
  • Film

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago, the COMITES (Committee of Italian citizens Abroad) of Detroit, the NIAF (National Italian American Foundation), Wayne State University and the University of Michigan present:  


The 2008 Italian Film Festival USA in Detroit    

Opening Night, Detroit Film Theatre

Giovanni Veronesi's Manuale d'amore (2005)


Manuale d'amore chronicles the four chapters of love (Falling in Love, The Crisis, The Betrayal, and The Abandonment). Tommaso (Silvio Muccino) meets and falls madly in love with the beautiful but completely uninterested Giulia (Jasmine Trinca).  Barbara (Margherita Buy) and Marco (Sergio Rubini) are an older couple losing the spark in their relationship. Traffic cop Ornella (Luciana Littizzetto) suffers the "betrayal" when learning that her husband has been unfaithful. She overcomes the betrayal with unexpected strength and energy, focused in her fight against a global enemy: man. Melancholic paediatrician Goffredo (Carlo Verdone) isn’t so lucky in trying to win back his wife.

Director: Giovanni Veronesi Cast: Carlo Verdone, Margherita Buy, Sergio Rubini, Luciana Littizzetto, Silvio Muccino Awards:  Best Supporting Actor (Carlo Verdone) and Best Supporting Actress (Margherita Buy): David Donatello Nominated Best Film and Best Screenplay: David Donatello

The 7:00 pm screening of Manuale d'amore is free to the public. For more information about the 2008 Italian Film Festival USA, visit