Athens International Film Festival
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L’IMMENSITA

03/10/22, 22:00, DANAOS 1

In 70s Rome, a mother gives her three children all the love that is missing from her marriage. The eldest, Adriana, is a girl who would like to be a boy and every time she feels out of place, she turns to her imagination, the songs of Adriano Celentano and Raffaella Carrà, the secret emotions she has for another girl and the arms of her open-minded mother, also a stranger in the eyes of their conservative surroundings. With the enchanting Penélope Cruz in the leading role, one of the most significant directors of contemporary Italian cinema delivers a redeeming autobiographical and spectacular drama on how he fought for his sexual identity and diversity in a time when it wasn’t easy to do so.


ITALY, FRANCE/ 2022/COLOR/ DCP/ 97’/ ITALIAN

In ‘70s Rome, a mother gives her children all the love she is lacking in her unhappy marriage. Her oldest child, Adriana, is a girl who would like to be a boy. When she feels estranged she resorts to her imagination, Adriano Celentano and Rafaella Carra’ songs, her secret feelings for another girl or to the understanding embrace of her open-minded mother. One of the most significant directors of Italian cinema presents us with a redemptive autobiographical, hearty and spectacular drama about how himself claimed his sexual identity and diversity in an era still not ready to accept it. His alliances, a wonderful Penelope Cruz and Luana Giuliani, a surprise-newcomer, in the role of Adriana. L.K.

DIRECTOR:Emanuele Crialese
SCREENWRITERS:Emanuele Crialese, Francesca Manieri, Vittorio Moroni
DoP: Gergely Pohárnok
EDITOR: Clelio Benevento
PRINCIPAL CAST: Penélope Cruz, Vincenzo Amato, Elena Arvigo

EMANUELE CRIALESE

Italian director and screenwriter born in Italy in 1965. He studied Film in New York. This year he revealed he is a trans man and this film is based on his personal experience. 9 awards at VIFF and many honors at international festivals. This is his 5th film.

FILMOGRAPHY
2022
L’Immensita
2011 Terraferma
2006 Golden Door
2002 Respiro
1997 Once We Were Strangers


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        DECISION TO LEAVE / HEOJIL KYOLSHIM (Opening Film)

        DECISION TO LEAVE / HEOJIL KYOLSHIM (Opening Film)

        29/09/22, 21:45, DANAOS 1

        CLOSE (Closing Film)

        CLOSE (Closing Film)

        08/10/22, 21:30, IDEAL (Closing Film)

        MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE

        MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE

        29/09/22, 19:30, ASTY
        08/10/22, 18:00, DANAOS 1

        SOUTH SENTINEL / SENTINELLE SUD

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        29/09/22, 19:45, DANAOS 2
        08/10/22, 17:30, ASTOR

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        30/09/22, 20:00, ASTOR

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        30/09/22, 22:00, DANAOS 1
        04/10/22, 22:00, TRIANON

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        01/10/22, 19:30, ASTOR

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        01/10/22, 20:00, IDEAL
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        01/10/22, 20:00, DANAOS 1
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        01/10/22, 22:15, DANAOS 1

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        A PLACE CALLED DIGNITY / UN LUGAR LLAMADO DIGNIDAD

        02/10/22, 19:30, TRIANON
        08/10/22, 22:00, ASTOR

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        02/10/22, 22:15, IDEAL

        UNTIL TOMORROW / TA FARDA

        UNTIL TOMORROW / TA FARDA

        03/10/22, 18:00, ΙDEAL
        08/10/22, 19:30, TRIANON

        STORY OF MY WIFE / A FELESÉGEM TÖRTÉNETE

        STORY OF MY WIFE / A FELESÉGEM TÖRTÉNETE

        03/10/22, 20:00, IDEAL

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        04/10/22, 19:30, IDEAL

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        04/10/22, 19:30, DANAOS 1

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        04/10/22, 22:00, DANAOS 1
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        05/10/22, 22:00, DANAOS 1
        09/10/22, 19:30, DANAOS 1

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        06/10/22, 19:30, DANAOS 1

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        06/10/22, 20:00, IDEAL

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        06/10/22, 22:00, DANAOS 1

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        07/10/22, 17:30, ASTOR

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        07/10/22, 19:30, DANAOS 1

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        07/10/22, 22:00, DANAOS 1

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        07/10/22, 22:15, IDEAL

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        08/10/22, 20:15, DANAOS 1

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        08/10/22, 22:30, DANAOS 1

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        09/10/22, 21:45, IDEAL