Italian short film night in Wellington

Posted Wednesday 08 Aug 2018

Che bello! It's time to celebrate the cinema of Italy with a diverse selection including comedy, drama and satire. There are six short films by top Italian filmmakers:

Buffet - directed by Alessandro D'ambrosi and Santa De Santis: What happens to the supposedly refined upper class when the buffet table opens? A hilarious parody of the ensuing assault.

L'Ultima Orazione (The Last Eulogy) - directed by Gustav Baldassini: A dark comedy about a funeral home director who launches a new service for the families of the departed - to enhance and embellish the memory left by loved ones.

Gibberish - directed by Nathalie Biancheri: After a year of absence, a daughter returns home for Christmas to find that the communication barrier with her mother is too tall to breach.

Amira - directed by Luca Lepone: A mysterious dance is performed in the middle of a busy street, triggering memory and a connection that stretches across the globe.

La Viaggiatrice (The Traveler) - directed by Davide Vigore: A caregiver at the home of an elderly lady relives the same routine day after day, agonizingly waiting for something or someone to change things. In the evening, after putting the old woman to bed, she takes refuge in a small room full of big dreams.

Agata - directed by Giacomo Boeri: The life of a solitary 40-year-old taxidermist is interrupted by the accidental arrival of a mysterious metal cylinder that has the potential to change everything.

7pm, Thursday 16 August

The Third Eye, 30 Arthur St, Te Aro, Wellington