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Mardi Gras Film Festival 2017 – 18:30, 21st and 27th February, Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

Sonja Sedmak on February 19, 2017 - 12:13 am in News & Events, News and Events

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Due film italiani al Mardi Gras Film Festival 2017

Two Italian films in the Mardi Gras Film Festival 2017

 (See below for English version)

L’IIC di Sydney in collaborazione con Queer Screen è lieto di presentare le proiezioni dei film Io e lei, e Arianna nell’ambito del Mardi Gras Film Festival. Il Festival, arrivato alla sua 24esima edizione, apre una finestra sul meglio del cinema LGBTIQ, celebrando la diversità della sessualità e delle identità di genere attraverso la narrazione di storie queer sullo schermo.

Il primo film italiano in programma Io e lei, è un’opera dell’acclamata regista Maria Sole Tognazzi e narra la storia di Marina (Sabrina Ferilli) e Federica (Margherita Buy), coppia stabile che convive da 5 anni. Marina è un’ex attrice e un’imprenditrice di successo che ha sempre saputo di essere lesbica, ma che per esigenze di lavoro ha aspettato qualche tempo a fare outing. Federica è architetto, è stata sposata, ha un figlio ormai adulto, e dopo il divorzio si è innamorata di Marina, la sua prima relazione omosessuale. Ma non si considera lesbica e non gradisce che la sua convivenza diventi di dominio pubblico. Quando Federica si imbatte in una figura maschile del proprio passato, il rapporto fra le due donne si incrina e vengono alla luce tutte le loro fragilità.

 

La seconda proiezione italiana è Arianna, opera prima del regista Carlo Lavagna, sostenuta dall’interpretazione di Ondina Quadri nel ruolo di Arianna. Il film esplora con sensibilità i turbamenti di una giovane donna che si trova dinanzi a interrogativi su di sé ma anche di fronte a un passato che progressivamente riemerge facendo esplodere una verità troppo a lungo tenuta segreta.

Lingua: italiano con sottotitoli in inglese

Prenotazioni:

http://tix.queerscreen.org.au/session_mgff.asp?sn=Me+Myself+and+Her

http://tix.queerscreen.org.au/session_mgff.asp?sn=Arianna&s=82

Me, Myself and Her:

It’s not often an Italian lesbian rom-com comes along. It’s possibly not ever, especially one centred around a middle-aged couple with a picture-perfect life. Successful architect Federica (Margherita Buy) and famous-actor-turned-restaurateur Marina (Sabrina Ferilli) have been together for five years with barely a glitch.

Except perhaps that Federica is still a little uptight about being too out. In fact she insists she isn’t even a lesbian. It’s not really a problem, until she bumps into an old flame. A male one. And she’s interested. Meanwhile Marina is offered a film role and is tempted back in front of the camera, against Frederica’s wishes. The ensuing drama doesn’t stop the humour in this charming and exceedingly watchable tale.

Me, Myself and Her has been praised for the normalcy of the lesbian relationship it depicts, against the backdrop of Italy’s still-conservative society. The film has received acclaim at queer and Italian film festivals internationally. It is award-winning director Maria Sole Tognazzi’s seventh film.

Tickets:

http://tix.queerscreen.org.au/session_mgff.asp?sn=Me+Myself+and+Her

Arianna was a hit at Venice Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Queer Lion, and its star Ondina Quadri took the ‘Best Actress in a Debut Film’ and ‘Best Italian Discovery’ awards.

Arianna (Quadri) is an awkward, isolated 19-year-old woman who has spent her teens comparing herself to other girls, while taking hormones to encourage her breasts to develop and her period to start. She’s still waiting. On the verge of exploring her sexual identity, like her cousin Celeste is openly doing, Arianna opts to stay on at the family’s lakeside summer house after her parents return home. Here, Arianna finally has an opportunity to put the pieces of her life together, and discover why she’s often felt like something isn’t quite right.

A beautiful and compelling coming of age story, Arianna’s journey of self-discovery is a gentle, introspective, and tender one. A respectful telling of an intersex narrative, the film is propelled by superb performances and dreamy shots of the beautiful landscape.

http://tix.queerscreen.org.au/session_mgff.asp?sn=Arianna&s=82

 

Italian with English subtitles

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