Brucio Nel Vento (Burning in the Wind)

Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 7:00pm
Based on the novel by Agota Kristof, this film follows Tobias Horvath from his miserable childhood in Eastern Europe to his present position as a worker in a Swiss watch factory. Weighed down by the repetitive routine of his daily life, Tobias is haunted by nightmares and visions, seeking refuge by writing and waiting for an imaginary woman, Line. When he meets the real woman of his imagination, Tobias falls in love, despite the impossible circumstances. (Silvio Soldini, 2002, 118 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.