On November 16th, from 6 to 8 pm in the Auriana Auditorium, the Italian Studies Department presents I Baci Mai Dati (Lost Kisses), a film by Roberta Torre (South Side Story, To die for Tano). Combining reality and ’surreality’ in a great choral female fresco, it tells the comedic story of Manuela, a thirteen-year-old girl grown up in haste, from Librino, the deprived outskirts of the sprawling city of Catania, in Sicily. One day, out of boredom and just for fun, she claims she can perform miracles and everybody believes her at once.
It is an ancient and modern story that narrates a changing world in the face of thrash television legends contending with ancient and immutable gods, mysterious and silent madonnas.
The film was produced in collaboration with the Region of Sicily.
The screenplay, based on a story by Roberta Torre, was co-written by Torre and Laura Nuccilli. Screenwriter Laura Nuccilli will be our guest at AUR and will talk to the audience about her experience after the screening.