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Gli equilibristi (Balancing Act)



Gli equilibristi (Balancing Act)

equilibristi 2Another Italy: Stories, relationships and emotions in Italian cinema at the beginning of the millennium 

2022 marks the eighth consecutive year of fruitful collaboration between the Italian Cultural Institute and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, the cultural hub of Liverpool City Council.

A collaboration that is expressed with the organization of film series that have contemporary Italian production as their focus.

This year, the series is entitled Another Italy: Stories, relationships and emotions in Italian cinema at the beginning of the millennium with a clear reference to the now consolidated choice of proposing a series of feature films that can give a vision of our country at the dawn of second decade of this third millennium.

Soprano Clarissa Spata and DJs Jay Katz & Miss Death will also perform during the evening, presenting a quirky Italo-lounge set.

Gli equilibristi (Balancing Act) (Ivan De Matteo, 2012, 90’)

Cast: Valerio Mastandrea, Barbara Bobulova

When husband and father of two Giulio (Valerio Mastandrea) upsets his comfortable life by having an affair, his wife Elena (Barbaraequilibristi1 Bobulova) cannot forgive him. Taking full responsibility, Giulio decides to move out, promising that he will continue to support the family financially despite his meagre monthly salary. He is faced with the problem of where to move; his friends have their own problems without having to support him, apartments are too expensive and he resists staying with his mistress. Finding a one-room, shared-bathroom flat, Giulio plunges deeper and deeper into poverty as he struggles to pay for his separation, borrowing more and more money before hitting rock bottom. Told with irony and humour amid the tragedy, this is a moving film about the thin line between having it all and having nothing. The beautifully written screenplay is realistic, relevant and also very touching, with the stoic and sympathetic character of Giulio at its heart.

Free entry. Booking essential: 


Date: Friday, June 03, 2022

Time: At 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Entrance : Free


Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre