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In The Mood For Love - Book Presentation

By Federico Possati, with Michele Maturo

Presented by Thomas Roma

Readings by Carlotta Brentan

Earlier this year, New York-based Italian photographer Federico Possati traveled to Las Vegas on Valentine's Day weekend with the semi-serious intention of drawing a portrait of love. Somewhere between the artificiality of the city and his getting lost through its streets, camera in hand, Possati encounters and collects fragments of a story that he then gradually composes to create this book.

In The Mood For Love narrates love with irony and romanticism, disillusion and passion, clichés and loneliness, in an almost surreal atmosphere.

Three short poems by Italian poet Michele Maturo are the only text that the book needs and provides. In the end, they are the ones that carry the reader through a journey between discouraging truths and enchanting lies.

Federico Possati: Born in Italy in 1988. He got his BA from Columbia University in 2016 andnow lives in New York City where he works as a freelance filmmaker and photographer.

Michele Maturo: Michele was born in Italy in 1984. He got his BA in Theoretical Philosophy at the Universita' degli Studi di Milano and his Master in Management at the Ecole Superieur du Commerce de Paris. He now lives in New York where he works as Cybersecurity expert and enterprise sales at Synopsys.

Thomas Roma: Thomas Roma is an American photographer. The recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and Director of Photography at Columbia University, his work has been shown in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, NY, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and MACRO in Rome, Italy, and featured in numerous collections. He has published 14 books of his photographs.

Carlotta Brentan: Carlotta Brentan is a NYC-based actress, working in theater, film, tv, commercials & voiceover. A graduate of AADA, she's a member of Playhouse West BK Lab and Kairos Italy Theater. She's currently performing in the World Premiere of "Lured", based on real events of LGBTQ persecution in Russia. Through Sept. 18th at Theater for the New City



Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute