Il Colibrì | The Hummingbird
Italian Film Festival 2023
- Wed 14 Jun 2023
- 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 life of male protagonist from the 1970s to the near future and the myriad relationships that have criss-crossed its path along the way.
The Hummingbird, based on Sandro Veronesi’s bestselling novel (winner of the 2020 Strega
Prize), has been translated into 25 languages. Director Francesca Archibugi seems to delight in taking this epic, sweeping, long-form narrative and turning it into a deeply satisfying story spanning sixty years.
We follow Marco Carrera, his well-heeled family and his love story over three generations,
experiencing all the joys, wonders, pain, losses and changes that life brings. The journey from childhood through adulthood is fascinating, captivating and moving. At the centre of it is an extraordinary love story brimming with the heights and heartbreak of a romantic epic.
Pierfrancesco Favino as Marco is note-perfect as a flawed antihero with his capacity to stand life’s vicissitudes and continue trying. The ensemble cast is Italian Cinema’s A-list, and Archibugi holds this elegant family saga together with masterful direction through a non-linear structure.
The Hummingbird is an Italian-French co-production and opened the Rome Film Festival after
premiering in Toronto.
- Paolo Rotondo
Awards / Premi
Gala Presentation / 2022 Toronto International Film Festival I
Opening Night Gala Selection / 2022 Rome Film Festival
“Characterized by fleet, elegant transitions between moments in time, Archibugi’s sweeping storytelling provides all the satisfaction of longform narrative.”
- Toronto International Film Festival
IT/FR | 2022 | Drama | 130 min | Dir. Francesca Archibugi | In Italian with English subtitles