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Sicily in the spotlight at CineDì Open Air
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Sicily in the spotlight at CineDì Open Air

Categories: Culture and creativity -Cinema and Audio-visual
The event dedicated to Italian cinema opens in Berlin at the Brotfabrik.

Three directors of contemporary cinema reveal the most obscure and subtle aspects of the bright and fascinating land that is Sicily. CineDì Open Air, along with the Italian Cultural Institute of Berlin, a film festival that will bring the films of Francesco Rosi, Emanuele Crialese and Gianni Amelio to the big screen.

The event is scheduled from 22 to 24 July at the Brotfabrik in Berlin.


  • 22 July ‘Fuocoammare’ by Gianfranco Rosi
     Through the eyes of Samuele, a twelve year old boy who loves to play with his slingshot, Gianfranco Rosi depicts life on the Island of Lampedusa and the plight of migrants in the Strait of Sicily.
  • 23 July ‘Nuovomondo’ by Emanuele Crialese
     At the beginning of the 20th century, Salvatore Mancuso, his children and his elderly mother make a voyage of hope from Sicily to America. A widower, both determined and naive, Salvatore wants to leave behind the misery of a hard life. He meets Lucy, a middle-class Englishwoman, who offers him a marriage of convenience to help him enter the United States.
  • 24 July ‘Così ridevano’ by Gianni Amelio
     The story of two Sicilian brothers who emigrate to Turin, told across six different days, from 1958 to 1964. The older brother, Giovanni, who is illiterate, does everything he possibly can to enable Pietro, the younger brother, to get his schoolteacher diploma. But the latter sacrifices himself to save his brother from prison.

All screenings will be in the original language with German subtitles and will be introduced by Mara Martinoli, CineDì’s curator.

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