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Donne di Mafia Film Festival: Anime Nere (Black Souls) + Stay Behind (Short Film)

Film screening

Tue 23 April
6:00 pm
- 9:30 pm BST

£5.00 – £25.00
Film screening

In our mini film festival, the first event is a double bill. Doors open at 5.30pm

We kick off with ‘Stay Behind’ a short film by Federica Schiavello. 6-6.15pm

We follow with Anime Nere (Black Souls) by Francesco Munzi; the story of three brothers, the sons of shepherds, with ties to the ‘ndrangheta’, the local branch of the Mafia – and their divided souls.

Luigi, the youngest, is an international drug dealer. Rocco, Milanese by adoption, is to all appearances a middle-class businessman. Luciano, the eldest, harbours a pathological fantasy of pre-industrial Calabria and engages in lonely, melancholy dialogue with the dead. His twenty-year-old son Leo belongs to the lost generation, who have no identity. The only thing Leo has inherited from his ancestors is resentment and for him, the future is a train that has already left the station.

After a trivial argument, he carries out an act of intimidation against a bar protected by a rival clan. Is this simple youthful foolishness and how does it tie dimensions between the distant past and modern life together? Film in Italian with English subtitles. Age 15+

Doors open 5.30pm

Film screening 6-6.15pm ‘Stay Behind’ by Federica Schiavello. 6.15-8.05pm – Anime nere (Black Souls) by Francesco Munzi

Panel discussion 8.15-9pm

BRLSI are delighted that director Francesco Munzi has confirmed that following the screening of his film ‘Black Souls’ on Tuesday he will be joining us online from Italy where he will be in discussion with Clare Longrigg of The Guardian. The film director of short film, ‘Stay Behind’,  Federica Schiavello will also be joining us. Further details of plotlines and directors can be found here.

Tickets: please choose your ticket from the list below – attend all three films in our Film Festival (23 & 24 April) for £12.50 (BRLSI members / students) or £25 (non-members).

Single films £5 (BRLSI members / students) or £10 (non-members).

For the full programme please see this page.

For BRLSI membership and access to half price tickets please see this page.


Tue 23 April
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
£5.00 – £25.00
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