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2020 New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival

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Presented by the World Languages and Cultures Department, the Center of International Education, and the Italian Club at SSU

LA FELICITÀ È UN SISTEMA COMPLESSO (The Complexity of Happiness)

Friday, March 27, 4:30 pm, Viking Hall 123, Central Campus

Director: Gianni Zanasi
Genre: Comedy
Length: 1h 57 min
Year: 2015

Synopsis: A single businessman's empathy and compassion are tested when he is left to care for an exchange student and has to guide the company for the two adolescent owners. (IMDb).


Friday, April 3, 4:30 pm, Viking Hall 123, Central Campus

Director: Fabio Mollo
Genre: Drama
Length: 1h 33 min
Year: 2017

Synopsis: When Paolo's partner starts a family and wants to have children, Paolo ends the relationship. He does not yet feel ready for the challenge, especially after his own conflicted childhood. However, when Paolo's pregnant partner disappears, his life changes abruptly. (IMDb).


Friday, April 10, 4:30 pm, Viking Hall 123, Central Campus

Director: Alessandro D’Alatri
Genre: Drama
Length: 1h 37 min
Year: 2017

Synopsis: A teenager, named Matteo, dreams of becoming a professional swimmer. When his coach prefers to him the son of the team's sponsors, Matteo takes revenge studying at the university Bocconi and inventing a social network. (IMDb).

Open to all. Free entrance. English subtitles. Refreshments will be provided. Opening remarks from Professor Anna Rocca, world languages and cultures.

When 6:30pm
Viking Hall, Central Campus
71C Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Anna Rocca

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