Donatello Award winner for Best Producer, Screenplay, Production, and Costume Design

The inspiration behind one of modern Italian theater’s greatest and most iconoclastic works is imaginatively staged in Roberto Andò’s 12th feature. Toni Servillo stars as Nobel Prize-winning playwright Luigi Pirandello, who, on a trip to his native Sicily in 1920 following many years away, encounters a pair of gravediggers/aspiring actors, Onofrio and Sebastiano (comedy duo Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone), whose hilariously, charmingly amateurish nightly stage productions stir Pirandello out of a creative blockage and help him to arrive at the idea for what will ultimately become his signature work. Strangeness is a delightfully irreverent tribute to the curious inspirations underlying creative achievement and, as Andò notes, is “a film about theater which examines the audience, too.”

We’re excited to introduce a dinner and a movie combo with our Italian programming this June, including Strangeness. For $30, receive one ticket to Strangeness, and a select menu item at Café Paradiso, located in FLC’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Learn more here.