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Movie Showing: La Kriptonite nella Borsa - February 15, 2017

  • Embassy of Italy - Auditorium 3000 Whitehaven St, Northwest Washington, DC 20008 (map)

It is a story about love, but above all, a coming-of-age story which fishes out memories from a Naples experienced as a child. La Kryptonite nella Borsa (Kriptonite!) is, in fact, set in 1973, when Naples was certainly not rich, but was experiencing a wind of change in social and sexual customs. Peppino (Luigi Catani) is 9 years old, wears big glasses, and when he plays football his friends make him act as goalpost. His mother Rosaria (Valeria Golino) and his dad Antonio (Luca Zingaretti) love him dearly. Unfortunately, his dad cheats on his mom with the girl that works in his shop in Portici...

Director: Ivan Cotroneo
Italy, 2011, 98 minutes
In Italian with English subtitles

Embassy of Italy - Auditorium
3000 Whitehaven St, NW
Washington, DC 20008


Earlier Event: February 15
J-Film: The Actor