A Lonely Hero


Film runs
Thu, Jun 5
Tue, Jun 10

A Lonely Hero
L'intrepido | Gianni Amelio, 2013
Italy | Italian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 104 minutes

U.S. Premiere. Q&A with filmmaker Gianni Amelio on June 5.

Amelio follows his 2011 Camus adaptation, The First Man, with a deadpan parable about a small everyday hero from Milan who contends with the unemployment crisis in a very particular way: he’s a "professional" substitute worker, skilled and knowledgeable enough to replace anyone in any job. True to his name, Antonio Pane is as good and essential as bread. Whether working as a train conductor, fishmonger, tailor, street sweeper, or bricklayer, he approaches the country's instability with a deep moral consistency as he reinvents himself everyday. Amelio wrote this film especially for actor Antonio Albanese, who personifies the film's dark humor and underlying sense of hope.

Series: Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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