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N.I.C.E. New Italian Cinema Events



N.I.C.E. New Italian Cinema Events

N.I.C.E serves as a crucial venue for the showcase and the circulation of the best up-and-coming made in Italy film projects to the international cinema‘s markets. Every year, the international selection committee of N.I.C.E. selects seven/eight titles (first or second work) among the tens of movies produced in Italy throughout the year. Those films, together with a series of special events and retrospectives dedicated to masterpieces of Italian film history, are screened in movie theaters, with their directors and actors in person.


N.I.C.E. New York 2017 — PROGRAM

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (Opening night)

FILM SCREENING: Franca: Chaos and Creation by Francesco Carrozzini

— 6PM —

Free & Open to the Public

Followed by a Q&A with director Francesco Carrozzini in conversation with journalist Grazia D’Annunzio (US Special Projects Editor). Refreshments provided by Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò NYU.

Synopsis: Francesco Carrozzini creates an intimate portrait of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the legendary Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, a magazine which over the past twenty five years for fashion have set the high bar, for fashion, art and commerce. From the famous “Black Issue" to the “Plastic Surgery issue", Franca Sozzani remains deeply committed to exploring off limits subjects, in order to shake up the status quo and occasionally redefine the concept of beauty. With interviews from Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Weber, Baz Luhrmann, Courtney Love and many others, Carrozzini gives us a behind the scenes glimpse into his mother’s creative process as well as peek into her vulnerabilities both past and present.



The mind behind House of Cards – A conversation with Frank Pugliese

— 6:30PM — 

Free & Open to the Public

Master class with Frank Pugliese (showrunner of House of cards) in conversation with Simone Bracci (Film4Life) e Gabriele Capolino (IFP - Independent Filmmaker Project). Followed by a Q&A. Refreshments provided by Farinella Bakery.

Born in Apulia region in Italy, Frank Pugliese grew up in Brooklyn and worked as a screenwriter for theater and TV. His credits include the TV shows Law & Order, The Borgias and Copper. Today he is working as a showrunner on the fifth season of House of Cards. At the Casa Italian event, Frank Pugliese will reveal what goes on behind the scenes of a TV show and what makes a screenplay successful.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (Closing night)

U.S. PREMIERE: Taranta on the Road by Salvatore Allocca

6PM - 10PM

Free & Open to the Public

Followed by a Q&A with director Salvatore Allocca and screenwriter Amara Lakhous in conversation with Stefano Albertini, Director of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

The day after the Arab Spring of 2011, Amira and Tarek, two Tunisian migrants with nothing in common, reach the Italian coast. By chance, they find themselves seeking help from a music band from Salento in search of success around festivals and weddings. The band mistakes them as a couple that’s going to have a child and they decide to help them to reach France. The trip, fear, love, the uncertain future and the desire to find their own way join all in a unique experience that, perhaps, will change their lives forever.





Date: DA Tuesday, November 14, 2017 a Friday, November 17, 2017

Entrance : Free


Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò NYU - 24 West 12th St