Italian Film Night: Benvenuto Presidente


Location: 141 DeBartolo Hall

Italian Club sponsored N.D. Italian Film Nights Fall 2014 – Selections from the 2014 Italian Film Festival, USA.  This semester we will be screening films from Italian directors that were chosen to premier this year in a number of major American cities.  They deal with current Italian headlines, trends and fascinations. Two offerings are dramatic films and two are comedic, but all four are have been nominated for and/or awarded major Italian and International filmmaking awards.  Please join us on the following Monday evenings at 6:30 in 141 DeBartolo Hall!  Buona visione!

Benvenuto Presidente! (Riccardo Milani, 2013) - In a small mountain village a man with the famous name of Giuseppe Garibaldi, known by everybody as Peppino, lives a quiet life. One day, due to a political error, something amazing happens: Peppino is mistakenly elected President of the Italian Republic. Peppino’s joyful madness, his humanity and his disarming honesty in a time of crisis catch the institutions by surprise and win over the disheartened country. However, on the horizon loom conspiracies, diplomatic incidents and seedy political plots.
Will be shown on Monday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.