January 20, 2016 by Italians in Chicago
The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago and the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, will present the documentary “L’orologio di Monaco,” by Mauro Caputo on Wednesday, Jan. 27th at 6p.m.
Holocaust survivor Dov Boros, born in Budapest, will speak briefly before the screening.
The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago will commemorate the occasion by screening the docu-film L’orologio di Monaco (The Munich’s Clock) made in 2014 by Mauro Caputo. The movie originates from the short story collection written by writer, playwright and film director Giorgio Pressburger, who also lends his voice to the film. The movie was presented in the Official Selection of the Rome International Film Festival within the “Special Events” category and subsequently at the 13th edition of the Mittel Cinema Fest – Italian Film Festival in Central Europe, which is dedicated to the diffusion of Italian cinema in Mitteleuropa.
L’orologio di Monaco is the story of a centre-European family in which some of the names of the greatest protagonists of the last two centuries of history converge: Karl Marx, Heinrich Heine, Felix Mendelssohn, Edmund Husserls, Emeric Pressburger. The narrator (Giorgio Pressburger) relives with intense emotion, through a research intertwining past and present, memories and events that have led him to discover “what it really means to belong to a human community of dead and living people”. The movie, based on true stories, includes live footage held at the Istituto Luce Cinecittà as well as original video material by film director Emeric Pressburger, kindly made available for this movie by his nephew, Scottish director and Oscar prize winner Kevin MacDonald.
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