Italian Discovery: Antonio Capuano

November 4–6, 2005

MoMA

The Department of Film and Media’s annual collaboration with N.I.C.E. (New Italian Cinema Events) features emerging directors whose innovative work is deserving of international recognition. Antonio Capuano, this year’s artist in focus, is a well-known theater and television director, a painter and set designer, and a filmmaker. Capturing the maverick spirit flourishing in Naples today, the director is celebrated for his honest depiction of troubled teenagers and his ability to translate the grittiness of his native city’s streets into cinematic images. Capuano’s directorial debut, Vito and the Others, won the International Critics Award at the 1991 Venice Film Festival, where his Red Moon was also presented in competition in 2001. These and four other films by Capuano are featured in this exhibition. All films in Italian with English subtitles. Most screenings are introduced by the director.

Organized with N.I.C.E. by Mary Lea Bandy, Chief Curator, and Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film and Media, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, New York.

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