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14 April 2018: La bocca del lupo


La bocca del lupo
Pietro Marcello
2010 | 75 min | Colour | 35mm
Italian with English subtitles

Pietro Marcello will be in conversation with Tony Grisoni following the screening.

Pietro Marcello’s hauntingly beautiful debut feature interweaves two love stories: the 20-year romance between a Sicilian tough guy and a transsexual former junkie whom he met in prison, and a poetic reverie of the Italian port town of Genoa, depicted in all its mysterious, fading glory. Commissioned by the Fondazione San Marcellino, a Jesuit order dedicated to helping society’s poor and marginalised, La bocca del lupo (The Mouth of the Wolf) masterfully combines documentary with fiction and melancholy home movies from the past century with poetic images, sounds, and music of the waterfront today.

With thanks to Tony Grisoni, Pietro Marcello and Indigo Film for making this screening possible.