Italian International Student Association

In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture, San Francisco, and NICE - New Italian Cinema


An evening with Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Saturday, November 20, 2004 6:00 PM
Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley (map)

In Italian with English subtitles
Free admission

Maria Grazia Cucinotta is one of the stars of today's Italian cinema, and with her roles in popular movies such as Il postino or The World Is Not Enough she gained considerable international reputation. This year NICE - New Italian Cinema will honor her presenting her latest film, Miracolo a Palermo! (A Sicilian Miracle) at its closing night.

IISA welcomes her to UC Berkeley, where she will meet with students and friends, following the presentation of Michael Radford’s Il Postino (The Postman; Italy 1994, 155 min.), which she stars in with Massimo Troisi and Philippe Noiret. The film received five Academy Awards nominations in 1995, winning the Oscar for Best Original Score.

Organized by IISA (Italian International Student Association) and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, in collaboration with NICE - New Italian Cinema and San Francisco Film Society.

Selected filmography:
  • All the Invisible Children (filming, 2006), by Emir Kusturica, Ridley Scott, John Woo...
  • Miracolo a Palermo! (A Sicilian Miracle; 2004), by Beppe Cino, with Tony Sperandeo and Luigi Maria Burruano.
  • Mariti in affitto (Rent-A-Husband; 2004), by Ilaria Borrelli, with Brooke Shields and Chevy Chase.
  • Picking Up the Pieces (2000), by Alfonso Arau, with Woody Allen and Kiefer Sutherland.
  • Just One Night (2000), by Alan Jacobs, with Timothy Hutton and Seymour Cassel.
  • Solomon (2000), by Roger Young, with Max von Sidow and Ben Cross.
  • The World is Not Enough (1999), by Michael Apted, with Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, and Robert Carlyle.
  • La seconda moglie (The Second Wife; 1998), by Ugo Chiti.
  • Camere da letto (Bedrooms; 1997), by/with Simona Izzo, and with Diego Abatantuono and Ricky Tognazzi.
  • A Brooklyn State of Mind (1997), by Frank Rainone, with Vincent Spano and Danny Aiello. 1998 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Best Actress in a Dramatic Feature Award.
  • Italiani (Italians; 1996), by Maurizio Ponzi, with Giulio Scarpati.
  • I laureati (The Graduates; 1996), by/with Leonardo Pieraccioni.
  • Il sindaco (The Mayor; 1996), by Ugo Fabrizio Giordani, with Anthony Quinn and Raoul Bova.
  • El día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast; 1995) by Alex de la Iglesia.
  • Il postino (The Postman; 1994), by Michael Radford, with Massimo Troisi and Philippe Noiret.
  • Cominciò tutto per caso (It All Started By Chance; 1993), by Umberto Marino, with Margherita Buy, Massimo Ghini, and Raoul Bova.
Selected links about Maria Grazia Cucinotta: Selected links about Il Postino:

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