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Volare (Tutto il mio folle amore) by Gabriele Salvatores



Volare (Tutto il mio folle amore) by Gabriele Salvatores

Join us for the first screening of our 2020 cineclub, presenting Volare (Tutto il mio folle amore), an heart-warming drama from Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores starring Italian icon Valeria Golino.

Based on real life events, this contemporary road movie chronicles a difficult reunion between a troubled teenager and his louche, long-absent father. The movie premiered out of competition at the latest Venice Film Festival.

Sixteen years after the birth of his autistic son Vincent, Willi returns and breaks into the home of Elena, his ex-girlfriend, and her partner Mario, who adopted Vincent. Willi, a boozing lounge singer, wants to connect with the boy, but Elena is furious and throws him out. But when Willi discovers that Vincent has hidden away in the back of his pick-up truck en route to a tour of Slovenia, a musical and emotional journey begins, allowing them to get to know and love each other unconventionally, in an instinctive manner.


Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Italy 2019, 97 min
Film in Italian with English Subtitles



Embassy of Italy 
3000 Whitehaven Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008


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PREVIEW (via YouTube)




Gabriele Salvatores

gabriele salvatores

Born in Naples, Gabriele Salvatores debuted as a theatre director in 1972, founding the Teatro dell'Elfo in Milan, for which he directed several avant-garde pieces until 1989. In that year, he directed his third feature film, Marrakech Express, which was followed in 1990 by Turné. Both films shared a group of actor-friends, including Diego Abatantuono and Fabrizio Bentivoglio, who featured in many of his later movies. Turné was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.

In 1991, Salvatores received international praise for Mediterraneo, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. It also won three David di Donatello's, the most important award for Italian cinema, and a Silver Ribbon. In 1992, he released Puerto Escondido, from the eponymous novel by Pino Cacucci, in which Abatantuono and Bentivoglio were joined by another standard actor for Salvatores, Claudio Bisio.

The following year he directed Sud, featuring Silvio Orlando, an attempt to denounce the political and social situation of the Mezzogiorno of Italy seen from the point of view of the unemployed and those at the margins of society. The main themes of Salvatores' screenplays are escape from a reality that cannot be accepted or understood, nostalgia for friends, and voyages that never end.

A new experimental period, began in 1997 with Nirvana, a science fiction/cyberpunk attempt which received mixed reviews. This was followed by the surreal Denti (Teeth) (2000), and Amnèsia (2002). Both featured Sergio Rubini. I'm Not Scared of 2003, from the Niccolò Ammaniti novel, was a commerccial success. In 2005 he directed the noir Quo Vadis, Baby? His 2008 film As God Commands was screened in the 31st Moscow International Film Festival.



Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

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

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute

Entrance : Free


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