The Ideal City (La città ideale)
Clay TheatreSun, Nov 17, 2013 3:00 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:New Italian Cinema
Film Info
Original Language Title:La città ideale
Year of Prod:2012
Running Time:105
Original Language:Italian
dir:Luigi Lo Cascio
scr:Luigi Lo Cascio
Massimo Gaudioso
Desideria Rayner
Virginia Borgi
cam:Pasquale Mari
Architect Michele is a bit obsessive—he is so concerned with being ecologically conscious that he alienates many coworkers. When he borrows a friend’s car, driving for the first time in eight years, he has an accident that upends his orderly life. The ramifications of this mishap along with the deleterious effects of his own character quirks will transform, for him, his beloved city of Siena into a maze of bureaucracy where people lack concern for the truth. Actor Luigi Lo Cascio’s (The Best of Youth) directorial debut is a wonderfully unclassifiable work, rich with philosophical ideas and punctuated by the increasing precariousness of Michele’s situation.