Introduction (Simone Brioni)
Cesare deve morire [Caesar Must Die]
(Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, 2012, 77’)
Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."
(Luca Guadagnino, 2009, 114’)
A tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan. The film follows the fall of the haute bourgeoisie due to the forces of passion and unconditional love.
Io sono Li [Shun Li and the Poet]
(Andrea Segre 2013, 100’)
A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
La mia classe [My Class]
(Daniele Gaglianone, 2013, 92')
The film, directed by Daniele Gaglianone, tells the story of a collective class of emigrants abroad who are learning Italian in a Roman school, led by a teacher played by Valerio Mastandrea.
Il capitale umano [The Human Capital]
(Paolo Virzì, 2014, 102’)
The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.
La grande bellezza [The Great Beauty]
(Paolo Sorrentino 2014, 142')
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.