May 22, 6 pm, University of Auckland Arts 1 Building, Level 2, Room 220.
Tutti i santi giorni/Every Blessed Day (Paolo Virzi) (2013, 101 minutes)
(In Italian with English subtitles)
Virzi's intimate romantic comedy about Antonia and Guido, a strangely matched couple madly in love. The film through its nuanced, well grounded characters, tells the story of their painful ordeal. Antonia is a strong willed, volatile musician from Sicily (and responsible for the film’s soundtrack); Guido is a bookish, gentle ancient language expert from Toscana. They want to have a child and are willing to try almost anything, including a treatment that involves chanting barefoot on the snow and a visit to the pope’s gynecologist.