About Belluscone: Una Storia Siciliana (Berlusconi: A Sicilian Story)

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, filmmaker Franco Maresco is unable to attend screenings of his films at Indiana University Cinema this April, as previously scheduled. Though we are disappointed that he will not be in attendance, we are excited to still be able to share his work with our audiences. Producer Rean Mazzone, from Ila Palma–Dream Film, will still be present for question-and-answer sessions after each screening.

Film critic Tatti Sanguineti has arrived in Palermo to investigate what became of the film Belluscone: A Sicililian Story, which Maresco was supposed to make and which was supposed to expose Berlusconi’s close ties to Sicily’s organized crime. In a hilarious and unique way, Maresco’s film shows the impact of Berlusconi’s forced resignation as Prime Minister. Maresco is not interested in making a political film but simply in riffing on the notion that powerful men who come out of nowhere have to be funded by someone with a clear intent to intervene in politics. “Belluscone” is the Sicilian pronunciation of Berlusconi. In Italian with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)

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