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The Seduction of Mimi (Mimì metallurgico ferito nell’onore)



The Seduction of Mimi (Mimì metallurgico ferito nell’onore)

mimi posterSeven Beauties: The Movies by Lina Wertmüller

The retrospective Seven Beauties, dedicated to acclaimed Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller and organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the Randwick Ritz Cinema and Cinema Reborn, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, continues with the screening of the movie The Seduction of Mimi (Mimì metallurgico ferito nell’onore) (1972).

Irreverent, rule-breaking and impossible to define, Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller broke ground as the first woman to be nominated for an Oscar as Best Director in 1977. An unabashed feminist and non-conformist, her films take the absurdities of society and turn them on their heads – the results being sometimes witty, sometimes shocking, always political. The series celebrates her work with seven of her best films.

The movie will be introduced by introduced by Dr Blythe Worthy of the English Department at the University of Sydney. Dr Worthy is a postdoctoral researcher, tutor, Documentary, Film and Television Editor at the Australian Journal of American Studies and Coordinator of the Sydney Literature and Cinema Network.

The Seduction of Mimi (Mimì metallurgico ferito nell’onore) (1972)

Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Agostina Belli, Livia Giampalmomimi interna

Mimì (Giancarlo Giannini) is a Sicilian dockworker who inadvertently becomes embroiled in an increasingly array of personal conflicts.When he loses his job after voting against a Mafia kingpin in an allegedly secret election, Mimi leaves his wife to find new work. He moves to Turin, where he engages in an affair with a Communist activist (Mariangela Melato). Soon Mimì finds himself juggling two demanding relationships while plotting to take revenge against the corrupt forces that ruined his life.

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Date: Sunday, April 04, 2021

Time: From 4:00 pm To 1:32 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Cinema Reborn

Entrance : With fee


Randwick Ritz, 45 St Pauls Street, Randwick