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Roof and Courtyard
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|11:30PM||Reception at Courtyard|
La Bocca del Lupo (Pietro Marcello | Italy | 75 min.)
In Italian “La Bocca Del Lupo” means “mouth of the wolf.” It is also the name of the bay of Genoa, as well as being slang for finding oneself in hard times or behind the barred windows of prisons. In his film LA Bocca Del Lupo, Pietro Marcello weaves all these meanings into a cinematically expansive and deeply intimate love story between two unlikely partners and the city where they dream of making a new life together.
Released from prison for murder, Enzo returns to the back-alleys and red-light districts of Genoa to reunite with his true love Mary--but all is not what it seems for these two outsiders who dream of finding a quiet haven together. One revelation after another unfolds as the course of their affair moves from prison yards, to neon lit-bars, to an astounding interview in the home the share. The result is both a unique tale of commitment and fidelity and an exploration of the violent and tender sides of life in the city’s underworld. Using the audio-tapes that the lovers exchanged during incarceration; contemporary and archival footage that evokes classic Italian cinema; and a narration reminiscent of Proust and Jean Genet, La Bocca Del Lupo blends personal passions and poetic history to create a hymn to love, to memory, and finally to Genoa and the lives of those at its’ margins.
This screening is part of Rooftop Films and XO Projects’ INDUSTRIANCE™ Series about the changing landscape in industry, architecture, agriculture, labor, and related fields. The steel and brick of Brooklyn’s Old American Can Factory, steps away from the Gowanus Canal, provide the perfect setting for the gritty, finely crafted atmosphere of La Bocca Del Lupo.
- Donal Mosher