Stories from the Chestnut Woods
Saturday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
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Please note: Gregor Božič will no longer be attending due to travel issues
Dir. Gregor Božič. Italy, Slovenia, Germany. 2019, 81 mins. In Slovene and Italian with English subtitles. DCP. With Massimo De Francovich and Ivana Roscic. Set amid the forests along the Yugoslav-Italian border in the years after World War II, and timelessly shot on gloriously vivid Super 16mm and 35mm film, Stories from the Chestnut Woods emerges from all manner of in-betweens. Unfolding as a fable but historically located in Slavia-Veneta during the post-war confusion of redrawn borders and newly emergent nations, the film follows Mario (Massimo De Francovich), a stubborn old carpenter whose self-preoccupations blind him from his wife's rapid descent into illness. He ruefully begins to turn his attention to Marta (Ivana Roscic), a woman who has been left to tend to her family’s chestnut groves after her husband’s departure. The two try to take stock of the past while contemplating a deeply uncertain future, caught in an environment that suddenly seems as elusive as a dream. U.S. premiereTickets: $15 ($11 seniors & students / $9 youth ages 3–17 / free for Museum members).(Members may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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