Come spend an evening in Italy! Enjoy the local premieres of four recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films at the 2013 Italian Film Festival USA of Chicago. All films shown in Italian with English subtitles at the Chandelier Room of the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia. Sponsored by Casa Italia and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. The movies run from April 12 to May 3, 2013.

All films are FREE and open to the general public.

For further information, visit www.italianfilmfests.org or www.CasaItaliaChicago.org or call 708-345-5933

ESCORT IN LOVE • NESSUNO MI PUÒ GIUDICARE Friday, April 12 • 7:30 p.m. (Director, Massimiliano Bruno, Comedy, 2011, 95 min.) Alice lives in a beautiful home with her husband, son and three housekeepers. Her life seems a dream, but it will soon turn into a nightmare when her husband dies and his attorney explains she is deep in debt. She must figure out a way to save herself from ruin. From all of the sadness a new friendship will be born.

IT WAS THE SON • È STATO IL FIGLIO Friday, April 19 • 7:30 p.m. (Director, Daniele Ciprì, Drama, 2011, 90 min.)

A tragedy renders the Ciraulo family inconsolable, but they find hope in the possibility of government compensation for victims of the Mafia. After the check finally arrives, they sit around the table and decide how to invest the money. What they purchase becomes the symbol of arrogance and punishable by the “gods”.

THE ENTREPRENEUR • L’INDUSTRIALE Tuesday, April 26 • 7:30 p.m.

(Director, Giuliano Montaldo, Drama, 2011, 94 min.) Nicola inherits from his father a factory, now on the verge of bankruptcy. Strangled by debt, Nicola decides to resolve his problems exactly as the financial institutions who want to close his factory–without scruples. Instead of opening his heart to his wife, Laura, he begins to doubt her and to follow her. But it is Nicola that has more than one secret, and Laura will begin to uncover them.

EVEN IF IT IS LOVE YOU DON’T SEE IT • ANCHE SE È AMORE NON SI VEDE Friday, May 3 • 7:30 p.m. (Director, Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone, Comedy, 2011, 96 min.)

Salvo e Valentino, two friends who are very different, operate a small sight-seeing service for tourists. Valentino is in a stable relationship with Gisella, whom he loves dearly. But when their relationship is in trouble, Salvo attempts to find a woman who will make Valentino happy. On the other hand, Valentino, wants to put an end to Salvo’s frivolous lifestyle by finding him the woman of his dreams.

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