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I Vicerè – Screening – FREE EVENT



I Vicerè – Screening – FREE EVENT

With the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic


Based on the novel written by Federico De Roberto, I Vicerè is a 2007 Italian historical drama film directed by Italian film director Roberto Faenza. This movie is part of the programme of this year’s Italian Language Week.


In the mid 1800's, in the last years of the Bourbon reign in Sicily, and on the eve of Italian reunification, the funeral of Princess Teresa brings together the members of the Uzeda family, descendents of the Viceroys of Spain. Uzeda, a Sicilian family faithful to the Bourbon kings, with the Unification of Italy in 1861 and the rise to power of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Vittorio Emanuele II, begins to lose his power, although Sicily remains in the hands of Prince Giacomo (Giacomo Uzeda).

Through the eyes of a boy, Consalvo, the last heir to the Uzeda dynasty, the mysteries, intrigues and complex personalities of the other family members, all prey to grand obsessions and passions, are brought to light. Constantly at each other's throats, the Uzeda fight over the inheritance of the Princess who has just passed away, each searching to satisfy his or her contrasting desires. Little Consalvo grows up in a family always at war, ruled over by a domineering father whom the boy desperately seeks to break away from. But to survive, he winds up paying a very high price: he becomes just like the other Uzeda.


Directed by Roberto Faenza, 2007, 120 min.

Film in Italian with English subtitles.

Screening not suitable for young persons and children (category IIB).


50 seats. First come, first served. No online registration.

The event is part of the Italian Language Week and of Bellissima Italia.



Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time: from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with : Minor in European Studies, Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Consulate General of Italy / Dante Alighieri Society

Entrance : Free


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Room AG710, 7/F, Chung Sze Yuan Building, Hung Hom