Screening of the film “The Ideal City” as part of Italian Cinema Week

Submitted by Chicago on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 5:25pm
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Italian Cultural Institute presents “Fare Cinema,” the first annual Italian cinema week, taking place May 22 – 29. The festival features screenings of three acclaimed films including the “The Ideal City” by David di Donatello-award winning actor/director Luigi Lo Cascio, who will be in attendance for a post-screening conversation.

Luigi Lo Cascio directs, scripts and stars in this film, which tells the story of Michele Grassadonia, a fervent environmentalist. A long time ago, he moved from Palermo to Siena, his ideal city. He carried out an experiment in his flat for longer than one year: living in full self-sufficiency, without running water or electricity. On a rainy night, Michele gets caught up in a series of confusing and mysterious events. From this moment on, his joyful experience in the ideal city starts to waver.

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Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
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Chicago  Illinois  60611
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