Q&A with Francesca Archibugi on June 1

Adapted from Sandro Veronesi’s Strega Prize-winning bestselling 2019 novel of the same title, Francesca Archibugi’s latest feature is at once epic and intimate, a fragmentary chronicle of love and familial ups and downs that spans six decades and three generations. A psychologist (played by Nanni Moretti) walks into the office of married doctor Marco (Pierfrancesco Favino) and begins insistently grilling Marco (whose wife is in treatment with him, as it turns out) about his current relationship with a childhood love, Luisa (Bérénice Bejo). This inaugurates a kaleidoscopic, time-skipping journey through Marco and Luisa’s lives that sophisticatedly, movingly maps the ties that bind people together. Boasting an all-star cast (including Laura Morante, Kasia Smutniak, and Sergio Albelli), The Hummingbird is a richly emotional and enveloping examination of the human heart across time.

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