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Voyage to Procida Film screening

Date:

05/17/2022


Voyage to Procida Film screening

Screening of the docufilm Voyage to Procida, written and directed by Federico Siniscalco, in collaboration with Tom Mooney (Set New York) and Fabrizio Varesco (Set Procida): a story about sea travel and seafaring, and a tribute that the director wanted to pay to one of the most beautiful places in the world, the Gulf of Naples. The island of Procida is also the 2022 Italian capital of culture.

Following the screening, the director in conversation with Fabio Finotti and Q&A with the audience.

Federico Siniscalco has been involved in documentary cinema since the early Nineties. He teaches documentary filmmaking in Italy, at the University of Siena, and in the US, at the University of Rochester.

 

Synopsis. The story revolves around Leonardo, (Giovanni Scotto di Carlo), a native of Procida who earns his living aboard ships, and Georgia, (Melanie Neu), a young New Yorker who has always been fascinated by Italy, the land of her ancestors. A chance meeting between the two develops into a love affair. Unexpected events bring Georgia to Procida, where she is fascinated by the millenary history of the island and the lifestyle of its inhabitants. In particular, she is struck by the role of Procidan women and thanks to them she finds the strength to make a difficult decision.

"Except for the role of Georgia all the other characters are real Procida’s inhabitants, with family and friend relationships more or less similar to those described in the film" - explains the director. The same goes for the places where the scenes take place, that correspond to where they live and work. "In this sense - continues Siniscalco - much of the film could be defined as a documentary on the daily life of the inhabitants of Procida."

 

Information

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

Organized by : IIC-NY

Entrance : Free

Event is now full


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura - NY

2088