Hit the Road, Nonna
EmbarcaderoFri, Nov 16, 2012 4:30 PM Not Available
EmbarcaderoSun, Nov 18, 2012 1:30 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:New Italian Cinema
In this playful family portrait, director Duccio Chiarini investigates the life and history of his 87-year-old grandmother Delia, a persona non grata in his household. Attempting to discover the roots of the conflict and uncover the mysteries surrounding her life, he eventually unearths a backstory involving high fashion, con men and an unrepentant need to be the center of attention. Equally charming and belligerent, Delia is a genuine character, having risen to prominence in a milieu and society not at all accommodating to women. Giving Chiarini’s aging relative the freedom and space to tell her story as she sees it and augmenting it with compelling archival footage and interviews with other family members, the film offers an interesting sociological time capsule of Italy as well as an engrossing account of a singular and complex woman.