<em>The Inner Cage</em>

The Inner Cage

Ariaferma | The Inner Cage

Italian Film Festival 2023
  • Thu 8 Jun 2023
  • 10:30AM—12:30PM
  • Len Lye Cinema
  • Rating: M
  • Face coverings optional
  • General $17
  • Concession $12 for seniors, students, gallery friends and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking recommended
  • As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
  • To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked.

The last remains of a prison, guards and a few inmates, are waiting to be transferred and gradually the rules seem to make less and less sense and the waiting men become a new fragile community.

The Inner Cage is an evocative, award-winning ensemble drama. When a remote (fictional) prison is decommissioned, it disrupts the lives of both the prisoners and the guards. A small number of guards and inmates must wait together for the transfer in the nearly abandoned prison.

Soon all the traditional rules, habits and hierarchies appear facile, and a new fragile dynamic begins to emerge. Director Leonardo Di Costanzo never falls into cliche or obvious setups. Instead, he lets the tension grow in an intelligent, slow-burning drama, allowing characters and themes to emerge.

Toni Servillo and Silvio Orlando are two of European cinema’s master senior actors, and here they offer us a masterclass in screen acting with control, restraint and subtlety. Luca Bigazzi (Paolo Sorrentino’s regular cinematographer) creates bold imagery to enhance the characters in a profoundly humanistic way, revealing themes relevant anywhere in the world.
- Paolo Rotondo

Awards / Premi

Winner / Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, David di Donatello Awards 2022
Winner / Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2022
Official Selection / Venice International Film Festival 2021

“Offering up a high-class acting duel between Servillo and Orlando" - Cineuropa

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<em>The Inner Cage</em>

The Inner Cage

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