Baarìa (Baarìa: La porta del vento)
BAARÌA, the first Italian film to open the Venice Film Festival in nearly 20 years and one of the most expensive movies ever made in Italy, is an epic tale spanning three generations by multi award-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso). BAARÌA was nominated for Best Film and Best Actor at the David di Donatello (Italian Academy) Awards 2010 and Best Foreign Language Film at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Awards 2010.
BAARÌA is a lushly romantic tapestry of 20th century Italian life as seen through the eyes of a Peppino as he grows up, matures, marries and revisits a collection of sentimental memories. BAARÌA is the slang term for Tornatore's native Bargheria, and the film unfolds in this hot, dusty Sicilian village where the young Peppino's childhood coincides with the rise of the Fascists, the declaration of war and liberation by the Allies. The older Peppino joins the Communist Party and falls in love with the beautiful Mannina, events that are to shape and define his adult years.
Tornatore teams up with legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone in this, their eleventh feature together. BAARÌA also features cameos by stars Monica Bellucci, Raoul Bova, Donatella Finocchiaro and others.
See ticketing pages for Special Event details. Not screening in Perth.