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Q&A with Michele Vannucci on June 4
Something like a backwater noir cum Western, Michele Vannucci’s second feature is set on the Po Delta in northern Italy, where tensions are rising among the small community that calls it home. Threatened by industrial waste being dumped into the river and by fish poachers using electrical currents to wreak havoc on its delicate marine ecosystem, this area becomes the staging ground for antagonism between lifelong native fisherman Elia (Alessandro Borghi) and wildlife warden Osso (Luigi Lo Cascio). Vannucci unravels the conflict between the two men deliberately and with a mesmerizingly low-key air of suspense, sketching a showdown between tradition and modernity in which, by design, it’s seldom clear which side is which.
We’re excited to introduce a dinner and a movie combo with our Italian programming this June, including Delta. For $30, receive one ticket to Delta and a select menu item at Café Paradiso, located in FLC’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Learn more here.