Opera Prima Italiana
As part of its Opera Prima Italiana series, Filmatique will host a collection of first films from directors working in the vanguard of Italian cinema.
Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis' Il Solengo revolves around a man who has disappeared from society and the inconsistent myths formed in his absence. In N-Capace documentary filmmaker Eleonora Danco turns the camera on herself and the provincial seaside town of her youth, investigating the notions of identity, origins, performance and culture. Opera Prima Italiana's two narrative works depict female adolescence in contemporary Italy— Lamberto Sanfelice's highly-acclaimed Cloro tells the story of Jenny, a 17-year old girl who dreams of becoming a synchronized swimmer, while Carlo Lavagna's stylish debut Arianna delves into a warm, hazy summer at Lake Bolsena, where a 19-year old girl reckons with memories of her transition from male to female.
Split equally between documentary and works of fiction, Filmatique's Opera Prima Italiana Series presents bold, diverse visions of contemporary Italy— a culture that pioneered some of the world's most formidable artistic movements and continues to evolve through its cinema.