The Mafia Only Kills in Summer


Film runs
Sat, Jun 7
Thu, Jun 12

The Mafia Only Kills in Summer
La mafia uccide solo d’estate | Pierfrancesco Diliberto, 2013
Italy | Italian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 89 minutes

U.S. Premiere. Q&A with filmmaker Pierfrancesco "Pif" Diliberto on June 7.

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned TV host and political comedian, better known as Pif) wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive, irreverent feature debut about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. Pif uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, which soon spread through the country (encompassing the barbaric murder of judges Falcone and Borsellino, an event that Pif handles with astounding boldness). Winner of the Audience Award at the Torino Film Festival, Mafia is a brave and intelligent dark comedy with a powerful message.

Series: Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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