PRESS RELEASE 01 – OCTOBER 2014
Press release 01
“Spaghetti Story” first screening of CinemaItaliaUK
Sunday October 26, 6.30pm Genesis Cinema
Every month a contemporary Italian film with English subtitles
For immediate release
London, October 2014 – The acclaimed comedy “SpaghettiStory” by Ciro De Caro is the first screening organized by CinemaItaliaUK, the new company that promotes exciting new Italian films in the UK. The film will be screened on 26 October 6.30 pm at Genesis Cinema and will be followed by a Q&A with the director.
The programme includes “I can quit whenever I want” (Smetto Quando Voglio) by Sydney Sibilia on 30 November and “Song’e Napule” by Manetti Bros on 14 December, both with a Q&A afterwards (tickets).
CinemaitaliaUK artistic director Clara Caleo Green says: “Our aim is to source new gems and create a regular appointment for lovers of Italian films both in London and in the UK. For the first time, once a month, Londoners will watch new films – with English subtitles – recently released in Italy and not yet in DVD on the English market”.
The venue is Genesis Cinema, in effervescent Mile End (best Tube Stepney Green) with its 5 screens and space for live music and cultural events. So far Italian films were screened mainly during festivals, special occasions and Institutional venues (see the excellent programme at the Italian Cultural Institute directed by Caterina Cardona, or the French cinema Lumiere).
CinemaItaliaUK offers a great opportunity to discover compelling stories, young artists and to understand better what’s going on in Italy through the world of cinema – current events, comedies, docu-fictions and documentaries – although it is very mindfull of the masterpieces by De Sica, Antonioni, Pasolini, Visconti, Fellini and of all more recent film makers.
Spaghetti Story (Italian with English Subtitles)
Valerio is a good actor, waiting for his big break. In the meantime he has to make do with a variety of one-off part-time jobs. His friend Kookie still lives at home with his grandmother, but he has got a profitable business plan figured out. Serena is a university student, but she’d like to raise a family with Valerio. Giovanna, Valerio’s sister, works as a masseuse, but her dream is to become a chef, specialised in Chinese cooking. Valerio, Kookie, Serena and Giovanna appear to clearly know who they are and what they want. Yet they are actually trapped inside their own mental schemes, constantly judging one another and being oblivious of their potential and their true needs. Suddenly each of them is presented with a potentially life-changing opportunity.: To achieve their goals each of them will have to confront their insecurities and test their resistance to change, learning useful new skills. Moreover, as soon as Mei Mei enters their lives, everything changes rapidly.
Trailer (in Italian with English Subtitles)
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Screenings 26 October 2014
– h 6.30pm “Spaghetti Story” + Q&A with Ciro De Caro
93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London, E1 4UJ. Best tube Stepney Green, District line
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