Laura Morante

December 8–10, 2005

MoMA

Few actresses in recent years have demonstrated in equal measure the sensuality, culture, beauty, and introspection that characterize Laura Morante. Tuscan born, and trained as a dancer, Morante has since the beginning of her career been an astonishing and passionate presence in the best tradition of the great Italian actresses. She has worked with acclaimed directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Gianni Amelio, and Nanni Moretti, for whom she became a muse. During the 1990s, Morante’s career took on international status, and she has recently displayed a great talent for comedy, working with Paolo Virzì and Carlo Verdone.

Organized by Natalie Hirniak, Manager, Department of Film and Media, and Antonio Monda, Film Professor, New York University. Copresented by A.I.P-Filmitalia, under the patronage and contributions from the Cinema Department of the Italian Ministry for Cultural and Heritage Activities, and in collaboration with Cinecittá Holding and the Italian Cultural Institute, New York.

Special thanks to Giovanni Galoppi, Griselda Guerrasio, and Amelia Antonucci; and to Fox Searchlight, Miramax Films, and Roadside Attractions for the loan of prints.

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