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A Pictorial Dream — Directed by Straub and Huillet
Sicilia!

June 10 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium
Introduced by Sally Shafto

In a minimalistic adaptation of Elio Vittorini’s celebrated 1939 novel Conversazione in Sicilia, “something as simple as a herring roasting on a hearth, or a meal of bread, wine, and winter melon, takes on the aura of a Caravaggio painting. Straub and Huille extol ordinary Sicilians who are poor of means but rich in spirit. Filmed in Syracuse and Messina, Sicilia! is a tragicomedy involving an orange peddler, an Italian recently returned from America, two police officers, a guilt-stricken landowner, a traveling knife sharpener, and, perhaps most unforgettably, an indomitable peasant mother” — Harvard Film Archive. (1998, 35mm, subtitles, 66 minutes)

courtesy Belva Film

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