IISA - Italian International Student Association
Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with
Department of Italian Studies and Department of Film Studies, UC Berkeley
NICE - New Italian Cinema

Present

NICE special event at UC Berkeley
Il vento fa il suo giro
An evening with director Giorgio Diritti

Thursday November 16, 7:00 PM
Genetics and Plant Biology Building, Room 100, UC Berkeley (see map)
Free admission

Il vento fa il suo giro - E l'aura fai son vir (The Wind Blows Round, Italy 2005)
Directed by Giorgio Diritti.
Starring Thierry Toscan, Alessandra Agosti, Dario Anghilante, Giovanni Foresti.
Runtime: 1h50
Italian and Occitan dialogues, with English subtitles


The film will be followed by a discussion with the director in person on new Italian cinema.
Diritti's film is in competition for the NICE City of Florence Award at the 2006 edition of New Italian Cinema.


Synopsis
Giorgio Diritti's strongly felt first feature, The Wind Blows Round, takes us to a tiny mountain hamlet near the French border, where the Provencal or Occitan language is still spoken. In the name of cultural preservation, it has become a mere attraction for summer tourists. The villagers, set in their ways, are shaken to the core when French goatherd Philippe (Thierry Toscan), his young wife Chris (Alessandra Agosti) and their children decide to move in. What happens next is told with a subtle and knowing hand. Stunning landscapes form a dramatic background to an extremely topical story of intolerance and its evil fruit.

Director's Biography
Giorgio Diritti developed his career working with Italian directors, in particular with Pupi Avati. He also made a number of film castings in Emilia Romagna, among these La Voce della Luna by Federico Fellini. He joined the activity of Ipotesi Cinema, an institution coordinated by Ermanno Olmi to train young authors. As a director he produced numerous documentaries and works for television programs. His first documentary A Sailor Hat was chosen for competitions in many European Festivals such as the Clermont Ferrand festival.


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Last updated November 6, 2006 by Andrea Trave