- Sun 19 Jun 2022
- Len Lye Cinema
- Rating: M
- In line with current New Zealand restrictions for cinemas, conditions of entry to all Cinema screenings under the Covid-19 Protection Framework are:
- o Face coverings to be worn
- General $17.00
- Concession $12.00 for seniors, students 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
Two young boys, Valerio and Christian, form a powerful friendship over the summer after one of them witnesses an assassination attempt on his father.
Padrenostro is an evocative crime drama from the point of view of the son of a Rome police chief in the late 1970s. This is not fiction; Director Claudio Noce has mined his own true story to create a gripping and visually beautiful film in a very original way.
As a 10 year old boy, Noce witnessed the attempted assassination of his own father by a terrorist group. The trauma, he says, harried him all his life before finally finding a catharsis of sorts with the making of Padrenostro, which competed for the top prize in Venice. Pierfrancesco Favino plays Alfonso (the father) with such a quiet, phlegmatic power that he
embodies the Police Chief with devastating presence. Favino was awarded ‘Best Actor’ at the
Venice Film Festival for his role.
- Paolo Rotondo
2020 | Drama | 120 min | Dir. Claudio Noce