Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2013
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Since 2001, the first summer breezes of June have brought a fresh crop of new Italian films and filmmakers to Lincoln Center. Open Roads has become the leading North American showcase for contemporary Italian cinema, as well as one of our most popular programs. Established filmmakers premiere new works alongside discoveries from fresh and emerging talent, with in-person appearances at almost every screening. So join us once again in welcoming back an old friend: Italian cinema!
Note: Grayed out screenings are currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. Available tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis.
In This Series
Opening night! Actor Luca Marinelli in person for Q&A at June 6 screening!
One of the most personal voices in new Italian cinema, Virzi delivers a small and intimate romantic comedy about Antonia and Guido, a strangely-matched couple madly in love.Read more »
Thursday, June 065:30pm
Tuesday, June 118:00pm
Tuesday, June 118:15pm
Director Susanna Nicchiarelli in person for Q&A at June 8 screening!
A woman is given the chance to uncover the truth about her father’s violent death 30 years ago when she discovers a disconnected phone that mysteriously lets her place calls to the past.Read more »
Saturday, June 0812:30pm
Saturday, June 081:30pm
Monday, June 103:00pm
Director Marco Bellocchio and cinematographer Daniele Cipri in person for Q&A at June 6 screening!
Four interrelated characters struggle with the moral impasses and compromises of modern life in Bellocchio’s compelling drama. With Isabelle Huppert and Toni Servillo.Read more »
Thursday, June 068:15pm
Friday, June 0712:15pm
Friday, June 073:00pm
Director Pappi Corsicato and writer Daniele Orlando in person for Q&A at both screenings!
In this outrageous satire of celebrity culture, the exuberant host of a popular TV show about plastic surgery is fired because the public is tired of her face, kicking off a series of surprising plot twists.Read more »
Saturday, June 087:45pm
Sunday, June 0912:15pm
This adaptation of Albert Camus’ unfinished last novel is part childhood memoir set in 1920s Algeria, part epic narrative of a country on the eve of revolution in the 1950s.Read more »
Sunday, June 097:30pm
Sunday, June 097:45pm
Wednesday, June 123:00pm
Director Guido Torlonia and co-writer Laura Delli Colli (Handmade Cinema) and director Giovanna Taviani (The Rescue) in person for Q&As at both screenings!
Narrated by Chiara Mastroianni, this loving tribute to the craftsmen and artisans whose invisible hands help create the magic of cinema is brimming with archival footage and behind-the-camera scenes. Screening with: The Rescue / Il Riscato (Giovanna Taviana, 22m).Read more »
Friday, June 072:45pm
Sunday, June 092:45pm
Director Maria Sole Tognazzi in person for Q&A on June 8!
Single, middle-aged, and constantly on the road, an inspector of luxury hotels is thrown into an existential crisis when she loses the emotional support of her best friend and ex-lover.Read more »
Saturday, June 085:15pm
Tuesday, June 115:45pm
Wednesday, June 128:00pm
Director Daniele Cipri in person for Q&A at June 7 screening!
Full of acid humor and populated with grotesque characters, Cipri’s absurd and unforgiving satire of Sicilian family life has tragedy, revenge, and a Mercedes Benz blessed with holy water.Read more »
Friday, June 075:00pm
Friday, June 075:30pm
Tuesday, June 113:30pm
Director Elisa Fuksas in person for Q&A on June 8!
Over a hot summer in a near-empty suburb of Rome, a young woman contemplates life amidst the district's architectural gems, gorgeously shot by architect-turned-filmmaker Fuksas.Read more »
Saturday, June 083:00pm
Saturday, June 083:30pm
Monday, June 105:30pm
Editor Francesca Calvelli in person for intro on June 7!
Giordana’s Machiavellian drama dissects the Piazza Fontana bombing, highlighting the manipulations and tragic consequences of the event and subsequent investigations.Read more »
Friday, June 077:30pm
Wednesday, June 125:15pm
Salvatore Mereu in person for Q&A at June 9 screening!
A 12-year-old girl sets out to stop her brother from killing the neighbor she loves and dreams of escaping her home in the dangerous and decrepit slums of the Sardinian capital, Cagliari.Read more »