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100 steps

In a newly restored, resplendent version, Marco Tullio Giordana’s 100 Steps is the multi-award-winning drama that appeared in 2000’s inaugural Italian Film Festival. This is the story of an outspoken Peppino Impastato (newcomer at the time Luigi Lo Cascio) who lives in an ancient Sicilian town, hemmed in by sea and rocks and ruled by Mafia. His father is ambitious to see his son eventually become a “boss”, but Peppino is suspicious of the path he is being forced to take. His rebellion rocks his tainted father and the town’s stifling tradition of silence, setting Peppino down a difficult path.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana
Cast: Luigi Lo Cascio, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo
Drama | Italy | 2000 | 114 min
Italian with English subtitles

Director

Marco Tullio Giordana

Marco Tullio Giordana

Born in Milan, Marco Tullio Giordana is a screenwriter and director. In 2000 at the Venice Film Festival Giordana presented One Hundred Steps, which took the prize for Best Screenplay. In 2003, his film The Best of Youth, which was originally slated as a TV miniseries instead took the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes Film Festival. A Woman’s Name is his twelfth feature.

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