Come le tartarughe - part of the Italian film series
In conjunction with Cultura Italiano and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Fri Jul 28 7:30 PM
Come le tartarughe is a 2022 film starring Monica Dugo (who also directed the film), Edoardo Boscheetti, Sandra Collodel, Francesco Gheghi and Romana Maggiora Vergano and screened at both the Venice and Rio de Janeiro film festivals in 2022.
Set in Rome, we meet Daniele, Lisa and their two children: Sveva, a teenage girl, and Paolo, a seven-year old boy. A perfect family and a life that seems perfect, except, it is not.
One day Daniele empties his side of the wardrobe and leaves. The shock and realisation that the separation will be for good, are a devastating trauma for Lisa. And with her characteristic calm, she reacts by climbing into the wardrobe that she finds empty.
The wardrobe becomes a refuge, a hiding place, somewhere to suspend time, to conceal her pain and try to heal it. Sveva, a mature and energetic adolescent, sees only the absurdity of the thing.
Life inside the wardrobe is tragic but at the same time comical, Daniele is not going to come home, Lisa will emerge from the wardrobe: it won’t be the end of the pain, but the first step toward an awareness of having to face up to it.
This film is in Italian with English subtitles
Tickets are $10 each and include a beverage of your choice (eg. glass of wine, beer, soft drink, coffee).
Once you have booked your ticket for Come le tartarughe, don't forget to GRAB A BITE to eat before the film with our delicious Mezze Plate offering for only $18, prepared by our chefs from Bellbird Dining & Bar.
All pre-show mezze plates need to be pre-ordered and picked up from the KIOSK between 6pm and 6.45pm, so you have enough time to enjoy your pre-show meal and beverage.
You will need to show us your printed or electronic ticket to pick up your mezze plate.
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