Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 6:00 pm
The comic and tender heart of this film beats loud and clear through the serious story it tells. In a subtle way it says a lot about life, about relationships, about appearances and about today’s incredible changes in the structure of Italian life and the Italian family. And it does so with a beautifully sequenced script that keeps a smile on the viewer’s face and stimulates much rueful laughter.
Bruno Beltrame’s life has not turned out the way he expected. He has given up his hopes of being a writer and his career as a high school teacher. Now he ekes out a living as a ghostwriter for celebrities, his current client a porn star, and as a tutor for liceo students.
A student’s mother asks him to care for her son, Luca, a boy in a hoodie, who cares much more about his “street cred” (credibiltá di strada) than his studies. Bruno refuses. The woman, desperate for an opportunity in a life that has hit a wall, reveals herself as an old love and Luca as his son. For what takes place next, the question is – who teaches what to whom?
Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
Parking lots are available in Balboa Park, both to the north and south of MOPA, including behind the Organ Pavilion, south of the Science Museum, and north of the Natural Sciences Museum. Another option is a lot near the Naval Medical Center just to the east of Park Blvd. and President’s Way. The Park runs a trolley from the parking lot there up to the Plaza de Panama.
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