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CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE and ITALIAN INSTITUTE of CULTURE SYDNEY presents Another Italy: stories, relaionships and emotions in the cinema at the beginning of the Millenium.

Join us for our monthly Italian film screening on the first Friday of every month. The very best of Italian Cinema here at Casula Powerhouse. The films are FREE but please book your ticket online.

Each film will be in Italian and will have English subtitles.

The movies will be presented by Cristiana Palmieri, Federico Spoletti and Angela Prudenzi.

Dr Cristiana Palmieri is a senior executive in medical education. She is also a research affiliate at the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney. Cristiana is passionate about cinema and collaborates as a film critic and movie journalist with FRED Film Radio, a web radio based in London that covers films festivals and cinema globally.

Mr. Federico Spoletti is a film industry maverick – an entrepreneur, a journalist, and a film lover who has been active in the film industry for the past 20 years.
He is co-founder and Managing Director of SUB-TI, an international film subtitling company based in London. In 2011, Mr. Spoletti launched FRED Film Radio - The Festival Insider.

Ms. Angela Prudenzi is an Italian film journalist, writer, producer, event organizer, and educator. She is a member of the National Union of Italian Film Critics and of the selection committee of the Venice International Film Festival. She is a regular collaborator of distinguished publications such as “Rivista del Cinematografo”, "Les Cahiers du Cinema", "Cinecritica" and "Close Up”. Former lecturer at Department of Humanities of the Rome University La Sapienza.

FRED is a web-based radio network which boasts 29 channels, broadcasting in 25 languages, with thematic channels dedicated to specific cinema content such as film education and the film industry.

Balancing Act - Free Dilm Screening 8pm FRIDAY 3 JUNE

When husband and father of two Giulio (Valerio Mastandrea) upsets his comfortable life by having an affair, his wife Elena (Barbara Bobulova, The Ages of Love) cannot forgive him.

Taking full responsibility, Giulio decides to move out, promising that he will continue to support the family financially despite his meagre monthly salary. He is faced with the problem of where to move; his friends have their own problems without having to support him, apartments are too expensive and he resists staying with his mistress.

Finding a one-room, shared-bathroom flat, Giulio plunges deeper and deeper into poverty as he struggles to pay for his separation, borrowing more and more money before hitting rock bottom. Told with irony and humour amid the tragedy, this is a moving film about the thin line between having it all and having nothing. The beautifully written screenplay is realistic, relevant and also very touching, with the stoic and sympathetic character of Giulio at its heart.

For other films in the series bookings will open after each screening.

Full Program