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Week of Italian Cuisine - "Bread and Tulips" Film Screening - FREE EVENT



Week of Italian Cuisine -

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"Pane e Tulipani" (Bread and Tulips) is a 2000 romance comedy film directed by Italian director Silvio Soldini. The movie stars Licia Maglietta and Bruno Ganz as Rosalba Barletta and Fernando Girasole. The film was an official selection at numerous film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

An Italian housewife from Abruzzo, Rosalba Barletta, finds herself stranded during a family vacation. Instead of waiting for her controlling businessman husband, she hitchhikes her way home, only to impulsively detour to Venice. She finds accommodations with a restaurant maître, Fernando Girasole, and soon finds herself enjoying her new life. Meanwhile, her husband has sent a bumbling plumber who has come for the interview to his company, Costantino (Battiston), as a private detective to find her. After meeting and falling in love with Grazia, Rosalba's neighbor across the hall, Costantino calls Rosalba's husband and quits his detective job, claiming that he is unable to find her. However, her husband's mistress Ketty appears and convinces Rosalba to return to her home in Pescara, as Rosalba's son has taken to drugs during her absence. Considering the vitality of her return to her duties, she abandons her Venice life and returns home to her family. Fernando follows her and persuades her to return to Venice with him. Rosalba realizes her love for Fernando and returns with him to Venice. The movie ends with all the characters dancing gaily to surreal music in the stunning moonlight.


Directed by Silvio Soldini, 2000, 114 min.

Film in Italian with English subtitles.

Screening not suitable for children (category IIA).



6:15pm: aperitif

7:00pm: screening


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



Date: Monday, November 27, 2017

Time: from 6:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy / Bellissima Italia

Entrance : Free


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