Livejournal-ers - simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name in the email and "LJ" in the Subject Line and get FREE TICKETS to see Italian master Marco Bellocchio's "My Mother's Smile" at Northwest Film Forum. Supply is limited, so reply ASAP!
JULY 22-28 Fri-Thurs at 7, 9pm
My Mother's Smile
(Marco Bellocchio, Italy, 2002, 35mm, 103 min.)
This highly intelligent, provocative film from Italian master Marco Bellocchio (whose epochal 1967 debut FISTS IN THE POCKET and its follow-up, CHINA IS NEAR, are widely-regarded as two of the greatest Italian films of the 60s) presents a sincerely felt exploration of the politics and principles of modern faith. When painter Ernesto (Serge Castellito of MOSTLY MARTHA) discovers to his horror that the Vatican is in the process of canonizing his recently deceased mother, he has to reconcile his atheism with the schemes of the church and his family, both of whom encourage him to convert, and come to terms with the less-than-saintly memories he has of the harsh, overbearing mother who drove him away decades earlier. MY MOTHER¹S SMILE is a searing satire that explores controversial issues with exceptional intelligence and a great deal of humor. In Italian with English subtitles.
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