Giorni (Days)

Introduction by Rebecca West
Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 7:00pm
Each year the Italian Cinema Series showcases a number of young directors' films not currently distributed in US theaters these programs represent a rare opportunity to see Italy's latest screen gems. 35mm film prints, Italian with English subtitles. Introduced by Rebecca West, Professor in the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Director of the Center for Gender Studies and by Antonio Monda, Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Television, New York University. Giorni (Days) (2001, 80m) Directed by Laura Muscardin. Claudio, aged 35 and HIV-positive for ten years, has a stable job as a bank manager and a strong relationship with a man named Dario. His days are marked by the routines of his illness-the regimes of medicine, the visits to the hospital. When he meets Andrea, a man with whom he was briefly involved in the past, his patterns are disrupted. With Andrea, Claudio feels free and lives again with abandon, not dwelling on his illness or his responsibilities. When this period inevitably ends, Claudio is left with unanswered questions, doubts, and regrets.