napoli velata


Director:  Ferzan Ozpetek

Length:  113mins

Cast:  Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alessandro Borghi, Isabella Ferrari, Peppe Barra, Anna Bonaiuto

Genre:  Thriller

Language:  In Italian with English subtitles

This film is presented by La Bella Italia


The entrancing art, music, and architecture of the city of Naples form a sumptuous backdrop for this mystery-shrouded thriller from Farzan Ozpetek.

Giovanna Mezzogiorno stars as Adriana, an esteemed medical examiner who meets a handsome younger man, Andrea (Alessandro Borghi) during a Neapolitan ceremony involving femminielli at her eccentric aunt's garish apartment.

They hit it off immediately, though their romance is curtailed when Andrea later stands her up and then disappears. So begins a gripping metaphysical labyrinth of desire and memory.

"Lush, moody... A gluttonous feast of Neapolitan art and culture." - The Hollywood Reporter


  • WINNER Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Italian Academy Awards

  • WINNER Best Cinematography, Nastri D’Argento Awards 2018

  • WINNER Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Golden Ciak Awards 2018

  • WINNER Best Cinematography, Italian National Syndicate Film Journalists 2018

  • WINNER Best Actress, Moscow International Film Festival 2018




The Empire Cinema, Wellington

Wednesday 13 November, 12.30pm

Monday 18 November, 5.45pm

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