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I nostri ieri (Yesterday)

I nostri ieri

Contemporary Italian Cinema 2023: Italy at the dawn of the third Millennium

With the forthcoming one, in 2023, the series of collaborations between the Italian Cultural Institute and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is extended to nine. Nine editions during which the Institute and the cultural hub of the Liverpool City Council has offered the Western area of ​​Sydney a wide and qualitative choice of feature films starting with the masterpieces of Neorealism and continuing with the retrospectives dedicated to Mastroianni and Fellini, and with the screening of the most recent works by many Italian directors, thus offering the ever-large audience a cross-section of contemporary Italy.

This year, the series is entitled Italy at the dawn of the third millennium with a clear reference to the now consolidated choice of proposing a series of films by directors, women and men, whose cameras scrutinize the events, including private ones, of Italians of today, recounting today’s events of a true, lively, sometimes contradictory and yet modern Italy. With one exception: this year we wanted to include an Australian production, that Palazzo di Cozzo by the Italian-Australian director Madeleine Martiniello, which nonetheless tells of a self-made man, an Italian immigrant who found success and well-being in Australia.

I nostri ieri (Yesterday) (by Andrea Papini, 2022)

The lives of Lara, Greta, Carolina, Luca, Beppe revolve around the cinematic reconstruction of a crime: they are looking for someone who can listen. The passion for work pushes Luca, a documentary filmmaker temporarily employed as a prison teacher, to reconstruct, for the end-of-course essay, the inexplicable crime of the truck driver Beppe. While working on the episode, the inmates involved in the laboratory rediscover a meaning in the work done, while Luca, retracing the events backwards, meets the network of family ties that revolve around the incident: the victim’s sister, the victim’s interpreter, and the family that abandoned Beppe.

Admission $10 (including one drink)

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