Il Silenzio Grande | The Great Silence
Italian Film Festival 2023
- Sun 4 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.
In 1960s Naples, the head of a family disapproves of the decision by his 2 heirs and the Signora to sell their dilapidated old mansion.
Posillipo, Naples, in 1960, the beautiful once luxurious but now run-down mansion, Villa
Primic, has been put up for sale. Everyone in the family is in favour of the deal except the father of the family, Valerio (Massimiliano Gallo). Valerio’s wife, Signora Rose Primic (Margherita Buy) and their two children are convinced that despite beautiful views across the
bay to Capri, the time has come.
As an author, Valerio works from home and has become profoundly attached to the ancient villa. He begins to suspect that he does not truly know his loved ones as well as he imagined. We are drawn into the charm of this lovable, chaotic, exceptional family, including the housekeeper, played by the brilliant Marina Confalone. Perhaps Valerio has been too
preoccupied with his library of books and writings to understand how the family has changed.
Beautifully acted and under the direction of Alessandro Gassman, this is an adaptation of Maurizio De Giovanni’s acclaimed stage play.
- Paolo Rotondo
“The performance of every lead in the small cast is riveting.” - Michele E. Hawkins. BMA Magazine
IT/PL | 2021 | Domedy/Drama | 106 min | Dir. Alessandro Gassman | In Italian with English subtitles