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Fughe e approdi (Return to the Aeolian Islands ) tickets and sponsorship

  • 31 Mar 2012
  • 6:00 PM
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Auditorium 150; 612-874-3700

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Return to the Aeolian Islands (2010) – Documentary - 80 minutes
Director: Giovanna Taviani


To fully appreciate this journey on a red-sailed tartan boat to the volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea (off the coast of Sicily), it is important to keep in mind that the Aeolian Islands do not just provide the backdrop for the stories told in this film, rather they truly play the lead role. Throughout the film we follow the memories of director Giovanna Taviani, daughter of legendary filmmaker Vittorio Taviani of the famed Taviani Brothers, who as a little girl starred in their masterpiece, Kaos (1984). Giovanna's childhood experiences on Salina as the daughter of a famous director and her participation in the iconic film provide effective themes with which she weaves this ode to the Aeolian Islands and their remarkable cultural and political history from a very personal perspective. Assisting in this process is Franco “Figlio D’Oro”, a local fisherman who recounts his memories and connects with the islanders of Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli and Panarea. These unassuming protagonists talk about their escapes and disenchantments, which are often similar to the stories of the characters in many cinematic gems that were shot there, like Ingrid Bergman’s Karin in Stromboli (1950) by Rossellini, or Monica Vitti’s Claudia in L’Avventura (1960) by Antonioni. With this charming documentary, Ms. Taviani finds her own cinematic voice within the remote splendor of the islands. Winner Festival de Cine Italiano de Madrid 2011. In Italian with English subtitles.
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