Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Italian Institute of Culture - Sydney
presents A LIETO FINE | HAPPY ENDING
Join us for a wonderful evening of culture and film. Each month on a Tuesday where we feature the very best of Italian Cinema.
PRIMO INCARICO (The First Assignment)
A hit at the Venice Film Festival, Francesco Cecere's exquisite drama follows Nena, a young teacher who is posted to a provincial Puglian town where she struggles to connect with the local children and misses her aristocratic boyfriend.
Left in limbo after her boyfriend Francesco, who seems to sincerely care for her, has not yet asked for her hand in marriage, Nena is forced to leave her family home to take up her first teaching position in another town. But it is the 1950s and being an unmarried woman, living alone, means that Nena comes under intense scrutiny from her inquisitive and judgmental neighbours.
Giorgia Cecere's debut film brings a story of hope, friendship and fulfilment in the most unexpected of places and also signals a bright new talents in the Italian cinematic landscape.