THE CÈZANNE AFFAIR
Thursday, September 23 @ 4:05pm
Saturday, September 25 @ 9:45pm
Director: Sergio Rubini (OUR LAND)
Cast: Sergio Rubini, Valeria Golino, Guido Giaquinto, Riccardo Scamarcio, Anna Falchi, Fabrizio Gifuni, Vito Signorile, Maurizio Micheli and others
Italy, 2009, 124 mins.
Set in Apulia in 1967, this family drama centers on stationmaster Ernesto (Rubini), whose desire to be recognized for his artistic talent turns him into an uomo nero (boogeyman) in his son Gabrieles (Giaquinto) eyes. Ernesto single-mindedly throws himself into putting on a one-man show, hoping to impress the village worthies while his long-suffering wife Franca (Golino) holds together the family. But what Franca and young Gabriele dont know is that Ernesto has a secret. Full of colorful period detail, this charming story of small-town Italian life has terrific performances by the leads.