Passione: A Musical Adventure
Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2011
(John Turturro, 2010, Italy, USA, 35mm, 95 min)
Sponsored by Easy Street Records
John Turturro's unconditional commitment to Italy and its culture has developed into a unique film experience. Passione's antique scenery, distinctive sounds and beautiful music take the viewer into the streets of Naples and on a voyage through time and space. The film's strength lays in the diversity of the soundtrack, each song its own universe, each its own poem. Naples becomes the ideal setting for a breathtaking odyssey, where the musicians perform on the streets and take over the city's plazas, ultimately capturing the hearts of its spectators. Turturro (Barton Fink, O Brother Where Art Thou) brings Naples and its heritage to the big screen in a way that confirms its essential contribution to our civilization.
“A cinematic love letter to the swinging sounds of the Italian city of Naples and to the city itself.” —Variety
Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.