La Collezione Invisible (The Invisible Collection)
Friday, April 25, 2003 - 7:00pm
When the tenants of a building owned by a blind and quarrelsome old man named Ottavio discover his collection of valuable 16th century artwork, they plan to steal it in this thriller. Suspicious of his tenants, Ottavio enlists the aid of a young policeman, Inspector Natali, to contact his niece Clara, his only living relative. Her arrival upsets the plans of the tenants, but they conspire to have her join their scheme. When Ottavio is found dead, his safe emptied, the intricate plot unfolds. (Gianfranco Isernia, 2002, 90 minutes) 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.