Friday, November 10 — “La casa rosa” (The Pink House)
Elena is living a lonely and unfulfilling life as a construction company employee in Italy when she learns that she has come into possession of a house in Czechoslovakia that once belonged to her paternal grandparents. Throwing caution to the wind, she travels by car to the tiny town and immerses herself in the lives of the eccentric tenants who inhabit her ancestral home. Will she embrace this strange new world with all of its challenges, or return to the comfort and familiarity of Italy?
All films will be screened in Italian with English subtitles in the ballroom of the Community Center at Casa Italia.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. and screenings will begin promptly at 7:30.
The series will be hosted by Fra Noi Editor Paul Basile, who will lead the audience in a lively discussion with the director after each film.
Complimentary beverages and popcorn will be served. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged and reservations are a must. The film series is made possible through the cooperation of Dott. Alberta Lai, Director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Chicago, and the Ministero Italiano.