Open Roads: New Italian Cinema returns to Film at Lincoln Center for the 19th edition offering a diverse lineup of contemporary Italian films. The Opening Night film is Claudio Giovannesi’s Piranhas.
NAME OF FILM: CAPRI-REVOLUTION
DIRECTOR(S): Mario Martone
STARRING: Marianna Fontana, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Antonio Folletto
GENRE: History Film
SYNOPSIS: The stirring period drama from veteran director Mario Martone centers on Lucia (Marianna Fontana), a young goatherd living on Capri in 1914, when Europe is on the precipice of World War I. Also on the island is a commune of free-spirited, politically radical Northern European artists and intellectuals who have retreated to the lush Mediterranean idyll to put their fledgling ideologies into practice. Chafing at the traditions of her native community, Lucia finds herself drawn to the commune and its idealistic leader—but soon she must reckon with the vast tides of cultural and political change.
The Jury of the 2018 Venice Film Festival chaired by Guillermo del Toro awarded the top prize, Golden Lion for Best Film to ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón. The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos was awarded the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, along with the award for Best Actress to Olivia Colman.