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La Kriptonite nella Borsa, a film by Ivan Cotroneo

Date:

02/15/2017


La Kriptonite nella Borsa, a film by Ivan Cotroneo

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It is a story about love, but above all, a coming-of-age story which fishes out memories from a Naples experienced as a child. La Kryptonite nella Borsa (Kriptonite!) is, in fact, set in 1973, when Naples was certainly not rich, but was experiencing a wind of change in social and sexual customs. Peppino (Luigi Catani) is 9 years old, wears big glasses, and when he plays football his friends make him act as goalpost. His mother Rosaria (Valeria Golino) and his dad Antonio (Luca Zingaretti) love him dearly. Unfortunately, his dad cheats on his mom with the girl that works in his shop in Portici. When his mom finds out about the affair, Peppino is sent to live with his gradparents and a young uncle and aunt, Salvatore and Titina (Libero De Rienzo and Cristiana Capotondi). The young aunt and uncle expose him to an unimaginable world of freedom and music, and his cousin Gennaro, who thinks he’s superman (hence the title), who tragically dies. Peppino’s imagination continues to see and to talk to his friend with superpowers, who tells him all about the beauty of being different and unique.  

Director: Ivan Cotroneo
Italy, 2011, 98 minutes
In Italian with English subtitles

 

LOCATION

Embassy of Italy - Auditorium
3000 Whitehaven Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008

 

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Ivan Cotroneo was born in Naples, Italy, on February 21, 1968. After abandoning his law studies he moved to Rome, where he graduated in scriptwriting from the Experimental Center of Cinematography in 1992. His first experience in the film industry was with director Pappi Corsicato, for whom he wrote the episode 'La stirpe di Iana' of the series The Vesuvians and the screenplay for the feature film Chimera.  Cotroneo worked as a writer for several television stations. In addition to film and television, Cotroneo also worked in theater, adapting the Italian edition of Closer by Patrick Marber and The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis, and writing some comedy shows. He also wrote the Claudio Gioè monologue 'If you are here tonight', and published the collection of essays Il piccolo libro della rabbia (The Little Book of Anger) in 1999. His first novel l re del mondo (The King of the World) was published in 2003. In 2009, he the co-wrote the screenplay of the film Loose Cannons with Ferzan Ozpetek, which won him the Italian Golden Globe for Best Screenplay in 2010. He was also nominated for David di Donatello and Silver Ribbon awards in 2010. Cotroneo directed his first movie La Kriptonite nella Borsa (Kryptonite!) in 2011. His second movie, One Kiss, based on his own book by the same title, was released in 2016.

Information

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Time: From 7:00 pm To 8:45 pm

Organized by : Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute

Entrance : Free


Location:

Embassy of Italy

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