la stoffa dei sogni
Director: Gianfranco Cabiddu
Language: In Italian & Neopolitan with English subtitles
Art and nature are the touchstones of this gloriously theatrical, gorgeously scenic spin on 'The Tempest'.
A shipwreck makes for strange stage-fellows when a group of convicted Camorra criminals and a ragtag company of actors wash up together on the Mediterranean prison island where warden DeCaro (Fantastichini) lives with his restless duaghter, Miranda. When the gangsters infiltrate the theatrical troupe, DeCaro commands them to put on a performance of 'The Tempest' in order to separate the thugs from the thespians.
Writer-Director Cabiddu, draws inspiration from both Shakespeare and Eduardo de Filippo, the great Neapolitan playwright whose influence is seen in the film's enchanting mixture of the earthy and the fanciful. Veteran actor, Rubini, excels as the hangdog leader of the troupe, but the real star of the film is the unspoiled island of Asinara off the northwest tip of Sardinia.
Best Adapted Screenplay - David di Donatello Awards 2017
The Empire, Island Bay, Wellington
Friday 10 November 4:30pm
Saturday 11 November 12.00pm
Sunday 12 November 6.30pm