Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cineforum Italiano: Una vita tranquilla (A Quiet Life)

Sunday, March 11, 2012, 4:00 PM
Genre: Drama
Director: Claudio Cupellini
Released: 2010
Duration: 105 min.

In Italian with English subtitles.

A brilliant addition to the new wave of sophisticated Italian crime films that focus more on character than action, A Quiet Life is further complemented by Toni Servillo who delivers a riveting performance as a man hiding a dark secret. This critically acclaimed, slow-burn dramatic thriller from Claudio Cupellini (Lessons in Chocolate) is one of this year's must-see highlights.
Rosario Russo (Toni Servillo) is living near Frankfurt where he runs a restaurant and hotel and has integrated perfectly into the local community with his family. He keeps a low profile, he has changed his name and he speaks German. Life is good, until one day the introverted Diego (Marco D'Amore) and street-smart Edoardo (Francesco Di Leva) turn up at the hotel, looking for a room. Soon their sinister assignment is revealed, dragging Rosario back into the past.
Director Claudio Cupellini has created a tense thriller, moodily shot in grey winter light, edited at a breathless pace with a slick script and sensational soundtrack. But it is the three standout performances, including the ever popular Toni Servillo, that are so compelling in this modern day Greek tragedy.
Event Plan:
  • 4:00 pm: Sign in, enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks during the film.
  • 4:15 pm: Program begins with introductions and film
  • 6:15 pm: The film will be followed by small reception which provides an opportunity to socialize and discuss the film.
  • $8 online with your RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/passatempo/events/51868232/. Advance ticket purchase is the only guarantee of a seat.
  • $10 at the door (cash only, no credit/debit card processing)
Letelier Theater in Georgetown3251 Prospect Street NW, Upper Courtyard
Washington, DC 20007
If you have any questions, please call 202-643-1861.


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