Thu 16 Jun / + Live Piano

A Santanotte

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

The Wave: Italian Women Filmmakers

60 mins

ITA | 1922 | dir. Elvira Notari, with Eduardo Notari, Rosè Angione, Antonio Palmieri | Silent film with live piano accompaniment

Based on a popular Neapolitan song, A Santanotte is one of the few films directed by Elvira Notari that can be seen today. The story follows Nanninella, a young girl who supports her abusive father with the money she makes waitressing. Forced into marrying a man she does not love, Nanninella is destined to a tragic end in the finest tradition of Neapolitan melodramas. First released in 1922, the film is remarkable for focusing its narrative on the life of a working-class woman and criticizing the violence she faces in a patriarchal culture.

With live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney

Thu 16 June 6.30pm

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