Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Jun 7 through Wed, Jun 12.

Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy
Piazza Fontana: Romanzo di una strage | Marco Tullio Giordana, 2012
Italy | Italian with English subtitles | 129 minutes

Editor Francesca Calvelli in person for intro on June 7!

Marco Tullio Giordana (The Best of Youth) delivers a Machiavellian drama, based on a book by Paolo Cucchiarelli, which dissects the Piazza Fontana bombing, highlighting the manipulations and tragic consequences of the event and subsequent investigations. An explosion at the Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura in Milan in 1969 resulted in 17 deaths and injured dozens more. The protests sweeping Europe and the fear of communism led the police to focus their investigations on anarchist groups. But the Police Commissioner is convinced it’s not that simple. When known non-violent protester Giuseppe Pinelli dies in police custody, Calabresi’s inquiries reveal a conspiracy to discredit the Left by foreign and state governments, the police, the secret service through to neo-fascists. Intriguingly complicated and politically nuanced, Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy is an ever-twisting conspiracy of lies, intrigue and dirty politics. The meticulously staged, real-life story is both enthralling and gripping. An Adopt Films release.

Series: Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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