(Divorce Italian Style)
(Italian with English Subtitles)
Directed by Pietro Germi
Starring Marcello Mastroianni
L'Uomo del Sud
(The Man From the South)
“Man From the South”
“Because I'm male, a true male,
from the roots of my
hair to the tip of my toes,
a total man, 100% guaranteed.”
Live “Monologue” Performance
Script by Aldo Nicolaj
Directed by Vittorio Capotorto
Starring Arisael Rivera
Presented by ItalyTheater
You are cordially invited to attend a screening of the classic film “Divorce Italian Style”, the masterpiece of Italian cinema starring Marcello Mastroianni, and a live “monologue” performance of Aldo Nicolaj's “The Man From the South” at the Italian American Museum on Friday, September 26th.
About the film:
Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile cousin Angela, but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia. His solution? Since divorce is illegal, he will devise a scenario wherein he can catch his spouse in the arms of another and murder her to save his honor-a lesser offense.
Divorce Italian Style is a comedy milestone–a brilliant, biting satire that was originally conceived as a drama; directed with nonstop inventiveness by a filmmaker who had never done comedy; and featuring an actor who, though not even among the first dozen players considered, cemented his international stardom with this performance. The movie also marked a breakthrough for foreign film in America, winning popular as well art-house success, Academy Award nominations for director Pietro Germi and star Marcello Mastroianni, and–the first of only a few foreign-language films to do so–the Oscar itself for Original Screenplay.
Friday, September 26, 7:30 P.M.
Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY 10013
Suggested donation of $15
To reserve a place for this special double feature, please call the
Italian American Museum at (212) 965-9000
For information on the Museum's Travel Program, please call (718) 597-1414
or email: JRusso-Winner@ItalianAmericanMuseum.org
The IAM is chartered by the University of the State of New York and has a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS.