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La Balia (The Nanny) – Screening – FREE EVENT



La Balia (The Nanny) – Screening – FREE EVENT

With the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic


Another highlight of this year’s Italian Language Week is the screening of the drama film La Balia (The Nanny) by Italian film director Marco Bellocchio.


Based on a famous Luigi Pirandello novel, La Balia takes place during a very turbulent period in Italian history. Neuropsychiatrist Moori and his young wife have just had a little boy who refuses his mother's milk. Mori chooses young Annetta as a nanny after having spotted her at the train station among handcuffed soon-to-be-deported subversives. It turns out that Annetta is not just an ordinary nanny, but a woman with a personality and history. Her presence, particularly her loving relationship with the child, threatens the stability of the family to the point that the natural mother, Vittoria, who has been depressed since the birth, leaves the house in desperation thinking this is the best thing for her child.


Directed by Marco Bellocchio, 1999, 106 min.

Film in Italian with English subtitles.

Screening not suitable for children (category IIA).


70 seats available for each screening. First come, first served. No online registration.

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



Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

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

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy / Dante Alighieri Society

Entrance : Free


HK Visual Arts Centre, 7 Kennedy Rd, Mid-level (upper part of Hong Kong Park)