22A Hai Ba Trung Street
2008 Italian Cultural Season
Italian Film Festival: Women in Cinema
a tribute to great Italian actresses of the past and present
Agata and the Storm
by Silvio Soldin
The fifth movie of the Italian Film Festival “Women in Cinema”.
“Wherever Agata passes, light bulbs snap and electrical devices blow up and obviously, something is in the air”
Directed by Silvio Soldini, one of the most famous young film directors in Italy, Agata and the Storm tells the story of Agata (Licia Maglietta), a 40-year-old bookseller. Agata has her own bookshop in the seaport of Genoa (Northen Italy) and she works together with Maria Libera to convey their encyclopaedic knowledge of world literature to an eager audience.
Wherever Agata passes, light bulbs snap and electrical devices blow up and obviously, something is in the air, and there will be numerous changes in the lives of Agata and her extended family, though the titular storm never really breaks.
Agata e la tempesta is first and foremost a funny fantasy, an escape from reality where gayness and dreamlike are the qualities of Agata and her world.
For further information please contact:
EMBASSY OF ITALY – Mr. Cesare Bieller (email@example.com or 04-8256256 ext 02) or
The entry is free.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The film is in Italian with optional English and Vietnamese audio tracks through earphones (no subtitles). If you want to borrow headset please leave your ID Card with us (one ID for 1 headset).
Over 16 years old only.
HANOI CINEMATHEQUE, Hanoi’s unique ‘art-house cinema’, is a members-only film society. Memberships are available at the box office for only 100,000VND per year. Members recieve regular emails with detailed schedules and reviews of the films. Tickets to the films are by donation.
HANOI CINEMATHEQUE 22A Hai Ba Trung Street (at the end of the alley leading to Artist’s Hotel) RESERVATIONS: Tel: 936 2648 (14:00 – 20:00) or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 936 2649 CAFE CINEMATHEQUE opens from 17:00 weekdays and from 13:30 weekends.