This screening includes Arrivederci Saigon
- Date and time:
- Sat, April 20, From 7–8:20 pm
- 1 hr 20 min
- Free, but ticketed
Writer/Director Wilma Labate is scheduled to be present.
Wilma Labate was born in Rome and started her career as a television director in the 1980s. She made her feature film debut in 1992 with Ambrogio, about a woman who wants to enter the Naval Academy during the ’60s and has to fight her family, friends, and a world not ready to accept her. Labate was nominated best new director at the 1994 Nastri d'Argento. In 1996, her film La mia generazione (My Generation) won the Grolla d’oro for best film and was the Italian entry for the 1997 Academy Awards Best Foreign Film—only the second from an Italian female director after Lina Wertmüller. She has directed more than 14 films with the firm belief that cinema should be full of surprises and narrated with a sensual gaze. Her films have masterfully explored historical moments and themes like the loss of working class identity, daily struggles of women, the lure of consumerism, and women’s capacity to resist at all cost.