Save the Date for Nov. 27: Projection of Scialla

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November 20, 2012 by Italians in Chicago

by Valeria Fanelli –

The Italian Institute of Culture is going to project Scialla -Easy- on Tuesday Nov. 27 at the Italian Cultural Institute.

The movie is the story of Bruno Beltrame, a retired teacher who has let it all hang out, for quite a while.

All that’s left of his old talent as a writer is just enough to ghost-write “other people’s books”, biographies of football players or television personalities.

His passion for teaching has given way to an apathetic routine of tutoring equally apathetic students, including fifteen-year old Luca, who is as ignorant as the others, but vivacious and irreverent.

One day the boy’s mother turns up, like a ghost from the past, revealing a secret that turns Bruno’s life upside down: Luca is his son, a son he knew nothing about… And that is not all: the woman is about to leave for a six-month job as a volunteer in Africa, and the boy cannot follow her there.

She asks Bruno to take the boy in, and take care of him, but without revealing his true identity to him.

The movie is going to be projected in Italian, with English captions.

To make a reservation, click here.

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