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18 - 27 October 2018: Night of the Shooting Stars


Night of the Shooting Stars
Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviani
1982 | 105 min | Colour | Digital
Italian with English subtitles

“The Taviani brothers’ crowning achievement and winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, The Night of the Shooting Stars remains one of world cinema’s great war films. The story of a group of Italians in Tuscany fleeing the Nazis, who intend to bomb their small town before it can be liberated by the Americans, this is an enthralling chronicle of everyday people refusing to sit back and wait for history to redeem them, instead seeking their own salvation. This tonally eclectic, humanistic masterwork affectingly melds comedy, tragedy, and melodrama to convey the resilience of the Italian people during the war’s darkest hours.” – Film Society of Lincoln Centre

Part of our season on the Taviani Brothers