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Set in modern day Milan, Intrepido is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work - every type of work, but primarily unskilled manual labour - as seen through the eyes of a kind, middle-aged man who takes on every conceivable temporary job. Beautifully wrought by master Italian director Gianni Amelio, the film is a portrait of the highs and lows of modern life. At its heart is a sympathetic man who, despite loneliness and personal family problems, especially around his gifted but troubled musician son, remains defiantly optimistic even when terrible things happen to him and the people he meets. Intrepido is gently satirical and acutely observed while retaining the atmosphere of a classic fable.
Director: Gianni Amelio
Italy, 2013, 104 minutes
Film in Italian with English subtitles
Embassy of Italy - Auditorium
3000 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Amelio was born in San Pietro di Magisano, near Catanzaro, in Calabria. In 1982 he debuted for cinema proper with Colpire al cuore ("Shoot in the Heart"), about Italian terrorism, presented at the Venice Film Festival. In 1987 Amelio released I ragazzi di via Panisperna, about the lives of 1930 Italian physicists such as Enrico Fermi and Edoardo Arnaldi, which won the award for best screenplay at the Bari Film Festival. 1989's Porte aperte(Open Doors), featuring Gian Maria Volonté, confirmed Amelio's status as one of Italy's best film directors and won a nomination as Best Foreign Film at 1991 Academy Awards. The film received also 4 Felix, 2 Silver Ribbon, 4 David di Donatello and 3 Golden Globes awards.