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Join us for a wonderful evening of culture and film thanks to our partnership with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Sydney. Each month we will feature the very best of Italian Cinema here at Casula Powerhouse. In 2020 we ran this series online and we are now pleased to announce we are able to come together in-person to enjoy the films. The films are FREE but please book your ticket online.

The films are in Italian and will have English subtitles.

A hit at the Venice Film Festival, Francesco Cecere's exquisite drama follows Nena, a young teacher who is posted to a provincial Puglian town where she struggles to connect with the local children and misses her aristocratic boyfriend.

Left in limbo after her boyfriend Francesco, who seems to sincerely care for her, has not yet asked for her hand in marriage, Nena is forced to leave her family home to take up her first teaching position in another town. But it is the 1950s and being an unmarried woman, living alone, means that Nena comes under intense scrutiny from her inquisitive and judgmental neighbours.

Giorgia Cecere's debut film brings a story of hope, friendship and fulfilment in the most unexpected of places and also signals bright new talents in the Italian cinematic landscape.

English Title: The First Assignment
Directed by: Giorgia Cecere
Country: Italy
Language Production: Italian
Genre: Drama
Rating: M

Event Information

DATE: 12 October
TIME: 6:30
DURATION: 1 hr 30 min

FREE, bookings essential



Casula Powerhouse Film Program
Italian Film Series 2021
2021 Matinee Season