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** CANCELLED ** Movie Screening: La Sedia della Felicità by Carlo Mazzacurati

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** CANCELLED ** Movie Screening: La Sedia della Felicità by Carlo Mazzacurati



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SYNOPSIS: Bruna is a beautician who struggles to make ends meet. Betrayed by her boyfriend and hounded by an unscrupulous vendor, she receives a deathbed confession by one of her usual manicure customers who is in prison. Mother of a famous bandit, Norma Pecche has hidden a treasure of jewels in one of the chairs in the living room of her villa. Contemptuous of danger, Bruna goes to the villa, but ends up being locked behind the gate in the company of a wild boar. Dino, the tatooist next door, comes to her rescue, and ends up involved in the affair. Once they discover that Norma's assets and the eight chairs will be auctioned, Bruna and Dino try to track down the collectors in seek of the jewel stuffed padding. Through thick and thin, Chinese magicians, and the lagoon and mountains, Bruna and Dino will find their real treasure.

Director: Carlo Mazzacurati
Italy, 2013, 94 minutes
Film in Italian with English subtitles

CARLO MAZZACURATI was born in Padua in 1956. He graduated at the DAMS of Bologna. In 1979 he directed, 16mm, Vagabondi. He then moved to Rome where he collaborated in the drafting of several screenplays and wrote TV shows. His first film, Notte Italiana (1987, produced by Sacher Film), won the awards Nastro Argento and Ciak d'oro. Two years later, his film Il prete bello won the first prize at the Annecy Festival. In 1992, Un'altra vita was presented at the Venice Film Festival. His next movie Il toro was awarded the Leone d'Argento and the Coppa Volpi for Best Supporting Actor (Roberto Citran). In 1996 he presented Vesna va veloce, and two years later he mounted Converesazioni senza testimoni. In 1999, together with Marco Paolini, he worked on Ritratti, dialogues with important figures in the Venetian cultural scene. La lingua del Santo (2000) was screened in competition at the 57th Venice Film Festival. Mazzacurati died in 2014.



Earlier Event: November 24
Italy and the Alyah Beth- November 24, 2015
Later Event: December 1
AFI European Union Film Showcase