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the weird mob 3
THE WEIRD MOB 3
FESTIVAL PROGRAM
All Screenings at Cinema Palace Norton Street
Leichhardt
MONDAY 1 JUNE (Invitation only)
6:45
OPENING NIGHT at Martini's
8:30
COVER BOY: THE LAST REVOLUTION
(Italy/Romania 2008 – 97 mins)
TUESDAY 2 JUNE
6:30
9W ROUND TRIP (USA/Italy 2008 – 10 mins)
GOLDEN DOOR (USA/Italy 2007 – 114 mins)
WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE
6:30
MY BROTHER YANG (Italy/China 2004 – 15 mins)
THE NIGHT IS STILL OURS (Italy/China 2008 – 98 mins)
8:45
CALLIGRAPHY LESSONS (Italy/China 2008 – 14 mins)
THE MISSING STAR (Italy/China 2006 – 104 mins)
THURSDAY 4 JUNE 6:30
A GIRAFFE UNDER THE RAIN (Belgium/France – 12 mins)
LETTERS FROM SAHARA (Italy/Senegal 2006 – 123 mins)
8:45
ZAKARIA (Italy/Morocco 2005 – 15 mins)
BILLO THE GRAND DAKKHAR
(Italy/Senegal 2006 – 90 mins)
FRIDAY 5 JUNE
The Seminar is from 11am to 5pm and is a FREE event.
Lunch break between 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Refreshments included.
6:30
CALLIGRAPHY LESSONS (Italy/China 2008 – 14 mins)
SAIMIR (Italy/Albania 2004 – 88 mins)
7:30
CLOSING NIGHT
Open to all last session viewers (refreshments included)
For more info and booking 0405 684150
www.theweirdmob.com
[email protected]
8:45
MARIA JESUS (Italy/Peru 2003 – 15 mins)
COVER BOY: THE LAST REVOLUTION
(Italy/Romania 2008 – 97 mins)
The Weird Mob 3 festival consists of eight feature films and eight short
films that portray the migration experience where Italians are the hosts.
Today nearly five million migrants who are escaping violence, persecution
and hunger populate Italian cities, villages and countryside.
How are Italians adapting to the introduction of different cultures and
religions? How are migrants settling in?
The movies included in this festival explore, also in a comical way,
another side of Italy where Italians, in a bizarre role reversal, have to
learn how to overcome discrimination, intolerance and accept cultural
diversity. The same issues that they, as migrants to other countries,
had to face not so long ago.
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ITALIANS:ONCE MIGRANTS, TODAY HOSTS.
THE SAME COIN, THE FLIP SIDE.
The Weird Mob 3 is about acceptance and hope. It provides an
insight into the life of those who leave their homelands trying to find
a better life in Italy.
Chinese Vibes!
African Vibes!
SEMINAR ' A WIDE ANGLE ON IMMIGRATION TO ITALY '
5 JUNE 11AM @ LEICHHARDT TOWN HALL (entrance on Marion St)
107 Norton St. Leichhardt
The seminar intends to provide an in-depth look into the Italian cinematic
literature on immigration. The invited speakers will also outline what
dynamics regulate the relationship between Italians and the immigrants
and their level of integration.
GUEST SPEAKERS
Gino Moliterno (Australian National University, Canberra)
Marco Fedi (Italian MP)
Rolando Caputo (La Trobe University, Melbourne)
Luana Ciavola (Macquarie University, Sydney)
Concetta Perna (Macquarie University, Sydney)
CINEMA PALACE NORTO
N STREET
FILEF would like to thank the following organisations and
individuals for their invaluable and generous support
99 Norton St. Leichhardt
BOOKING & INFO 0405 6
84 150
[email protected]
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SINGLE SESSION TICKETS $10
FESTIVAL PASS $50 (UNLIMITED ENTRY)
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This event is part of the Sydney Italian Festival www.sydneyitalianfestival.com.au
FILM
FESTIVAL
2009
COVER BOY: THE LAST REVOLUTION
BILLO THE GRAND DAKKHAR
GOLDEN DOOR
by Carmine Amoroso – 2006 – Drama – 93 mins
by Laura Muscardin – 2006 – Comedy – 90 mins
by Emanuele Crialese – 2006 – Drama – 120 mins
The story of the friendship between Ioan and Michele, respectively
Romanian and Italian. The serendipitous encounter of two worlds apart:
the travails of a young man, son of the Post-Communist Revolution, who
flees his country in search of a better future and the travails of another
youth, who instead scrapes along the margins of a Western society that
is unable to offer gainful employment to so much of its youth.
Leaving behind his mother, his fiancée and his marabout (religious
advisor), Senegalese tailor Billo sets off for Rome to make it big in the
fashion world. Struggling at first, he eventually hooks up with a group
of sympathetic Italians, and good things start to happen; he’s safe,
settled and even selling his old clothes. Then a call from Senegal
arrives, telling him that everything is set for his upcoming wedding...
An Italian peasant, driven by fantastic dreams and confronted with
shocking realities, makes an epic odyssey in search of a brand new
world. On a perilous steamship journey from his Sicilian village, the
widower Salvatore Mancuso encounters a ravishing, mystery-shrouded
Englishwoman, Lucy. Salvatore and Lucy will stop at nothing to make it
through the Golden Door to the America of their imagination.
SHORTS
TO MING
by Alessandro De Toni – 2005 – 23 mins
MARIA JESUS
by Massimiliano and Gianluca De Serio – 2003 – 13 mins
MY BROTHER YANG
by Massimiliano and Gianluca De Serio – 2004 – 15 mins
THIS NIGHT IS STILL OURS
THE MISSING STAR
by Paolo Genovese – 2008 – Comedy – 98 mins
by Gianni Amelio – 2006 – Drama – 103 mins
The tenderness between Massimo, who works as an undertaker’s
assistant but hopes to reach the big time with his rock band, and Jing,
a Chinese girl whose eyes and family are the only thing Chinese about
her. The film takes an entertaining look at how radically different worlds
come together. In the midst of a hilarious comedy of errors, we find that
desire and love know no cultural barriers.
Vincenzo, the maintenance manager of a steel mill near Naples, is
charged with the responsibility of shutting down the plant and selling the
molten metal to the Chinese. Vincenzo realizes that the Chinese were
sold a defective machine, which years earlier had caused the death of a
worker. Vincenzo leaves for China where, accompanied by an interpreter,
Liu Hua, will try to track down the plant and fix the machine.
ZAKARIA
by Massimiliano and Gianluca De Serio – 2005 – 15 mins
9W ROUND TRIP
by Lorenza Cerbini – 2007 – 10 mins
CALLIGRAPHY LESSONS
by Mao Weng – 2008 – 14 mins
A GIRAFFE UNDER THE RAIN
by Pascale Hecquet – 2007 – 12 mins
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sustainable environment and an economy that respects
human dignity. FILEF promotes art and culture to achieve
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SAIMIR
LETTERS FROM SAHARA
by Francesco Munzi – 2004 – Drama – 88 mins
by Vittorio De Seta – 2006 – Drama – 123 mins
The Albanian teenager Saimir has known only the harsh life of poverty
and illegality. His father makes a dangerous meager living transporting
illegal immigrants from the beach to farms in the surrounding countryside.
Yet, when even this fails to earn a subsistence living, the two are drawn
into even more serious criminal human trafficking.
Assane, a young Senegalese Muslim, embarks on a clandestine journey
in Italy seeking a better life. Sicily, Rome, Florence...after a period of
wandering, he ends up in Turin where he finds a job with the help of
his Italian teacher. When Assane becomes a victim of a racist attack he
begins to re-evaluate his situation.

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