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Italian Film Festival - La Ciociara


Fri 18 Jun 2021, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 42 Queen St, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: reneeqj8

The Studio Italia Cinema Italiano Festival warmly invite you 'La Ciociara'

This film won Sophia Loren her Academy Award, the first ‘Best Actress’ in a non-English language film. I believe this is where the world saw beyond her beauty to her extraordinary dramatic talents. Sophia Loren shines in nearly every frame of this Classic Italian film. Her interpretation of Rosetta, a fierce and brave woman, trying to protect her daughter in the midst of the War. Rosetta and her daughter try to survive by leaving Rome and moving to the countryside to find lawlessness just as prevalent there.

Working with the Master Director, Vittorio De Sica (four-time Oscar Winner), the film paints a vivid picture of the Italian civilian experience of WW2. More importantly, it shows how women so often bear the brunt of wars violence and privations, yet it is they, men turn to for hope.

The story is based on actual events that transpired during the War. The New Zealand 2nd Expeditionary Force and 28th Maori Battalion were also there, literally in the same regions and at the same time depicted in the film. De Sica adapted Alberto Moravia’s novel of the same name, a story that dramatically points out that Italian women upheld Italy’s best virtues.


Best Actress - Academy Awards

Best Actress, Palme d’Or Vittoria De Sica - Cannes Film Festival

Best Foreign Actress - BAFTA Awards

Best Motion Picture for a Foreign Language - Golden Globe Awards

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