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Susanna Nicchiarelli: a retrospective in Chicago
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Susanna Nicchiarelli: a retrospective in Chicago

Categories: Culture and creativity -Cinema and Audio-visual
Three works by the Italian director, screened in the virtual movie theatre of the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.
Miss Marx
Miss Marx

On the occasion of the fourth edition of the Fare Cinema festival, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago presents an online review dedicated to Susanna Nicchiarelli, one of the most innovative and promising Italian directors on the contemporary scene.

Having already graduated in Philosophy in Rome, specializing at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Nicchiarelli later graduated in Directing at the Centre for Experimental Cinematography in Rome in 2004. His latest feature film, ‘Miss Marx’, was awarded a prize at the Nastri d’Argento 2021, receiving 11 nominations and winning 3 David di Donatello awards, including one for best soundtrack.

Below is the schedule of screenings:

  • From 4 to 7 June ‘Cosmonaut’ (2009): The sentimental and political education of Luciana, against the backdrop of Rome in the late 1950s and the space race.
  • From 11 to 14 June 2021. ‘Discovery at Dawn’ (2013): Barbara, a forty-year-old temp at the University, and her younger sister Caterina, manager of a wayward music group, carry the weight of the disappearance of their university lecturer father (which took place in 1981, presumably at the hands of the Red Brigades) in their ramshackle lives. An unsolved mystery and two strong female leads.
  • From 18 to 21 June 2021. ‘Miss Marx’ (2020): Eleanor, daughter of Karl Marx, intellectual, translator, militant, in a historical-sociological portrait with punk rock tones.

The films will be available online on the MyMovies platform provided by the Italian Cultural Institute. More information at

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