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Italian Film Festival Takes Dramatic Turn with Next Screening

The Italian Classic Film Festival hosted at Duquesne University continues with a screening of Rocco and His Brothers/Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli.

The 1961 drama, directed by Luchino Visconti, will be shown on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. in Room 719 of Fisher Hall.

Rocco and His Brothers is the emotionally charged story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world.

The Italian Classic Film Festival is sponsored by the Honorary Consulate of Italy/Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the 40th Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures and Duquesne's Center for International Relations.

All festival screenings are free and open to the general public. For more information, contact ir@duq.edu or italyconsulpgh@gmail.com.

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