Saturday, April 13, 2013


in keeping with an italian theme, i was invited to a screening at the italian film festival this weekend where i saw 's film si puo fare(translated as 'we can do that'). si puo fare is a perfectly delightful movie.  the movie is based on an amalgamation of true stories about mental institutions and the mentally ill in italy during the 1980's. in the late 80's italy closed down many of their mental institutions releasing thousands of mental patients into society without training, support or preparation.  si puo fare follows a group of mental patients(think 'one flew over the cuckoos nest') as they navigate life in the 'normal' world. this film is a lovely examination of mental illness and the medicalization of groups of people. it's worth seeing if you can find it....check here for rest of sd festival or here to find an italian film festival in your town! xo, annette  ps. the soundtrack is fantastic!  if anyone can find it please let me know.

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