Italian Film Festival USA: Short Films Program

Seven recent Italian short films will be presented in one program lasting approximately 82 minutes. Each short is introduced by its director. All in Italian with English subtitles. 

Filmesque (Italy/2018-directed by Vincenzo De Sio)

In a colorful future, two historical protagonists of world cinema travel through a “filmesque” journey in front of a circus tent.

Magic Alps (Italy/2018-directed by Andrea Brusa and Marco Scotuzzi)

An Afghani refugee arrives in Italy seeking asylum for both his goat and himself.

Happy Hour (Italy/2018-directed by Fabrizio Benvenuto)

Behind a meeting between a young man and a young woman there is a new form of socialization. 

SugarLove (Italy/2018-directed by Laura Luchetti)

Gemma and Marcello are about to get married. They have waited a long time for this moment. There is very little time before the ceremony and they are filled with emotion, fear, and expectations. Gemma and Marcello are not an ordinary couple. 

Day Labor (Italy/2017-directed by Pippo Mezzapesa)

The story of Paola Clemente, a farm worker who died under the toil of a day in the fields, told through the words of the subsequent judicial investigation. 

Elvis (Italy/2018-directed by Andrea Della Monica)

Sandro works in a warehouse during the day and impersonates Elvis at night. After a memorable performance in a night club., a manager proposes to him a tour in China.

The World Cup in a Square (Italy/2018-directed by Vito Palmieri)

When the Italian soccer team is defeated and out of the 2018 World Cup, a group of young people decides to organize a parallel world championship in a town square.



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