Italian Cultural Season – Women in Cinema

22A Hai Ba Trung Street

2008 Italian Cultural Season
Italian Film Festival: “Women in Cinema

Italian filmmaker Alina Marazzi

The Film Festival “Women in Cinema” will end on 13 & 14 May with a special event with the participation of the filmmaker Alina Marazzi, who will present two of her movies at Hanoi Cinémathèque.

Tues, 13 May, 7 pm
Un’ora sola ti vorrei

An intimate and introspective journey in which the filmmaker tries to piece together the life of her suicidal mother, who died when she was 7 years old. Through a patchwork of home movies, recordings and diary entries, Alina crafts a moving and emotional tribute to the universal power of love.

Alina Marazzi:

This film represents my personal quest for my mother’s face – an attempt to give life back to her, even if only on the screen, a way of celebrating her through these memories.
For most of my life my mother’s name has been ignored, avoided, hidden. Her face, too. But I am lucky enough to be able to see her move, laugh, run…even see her on the day she was born! To tell the story of my mother with these old films is for me to restore dignity to the memory of the person who gave me life. I consider it a present for myself, for her, for all parents and children.

Wed, 14 May, 7 pm
Vogliamo anche le rose – We Want Roses, Too

Alina Marazzi’s latest documentary, which tells the story of Anita, Teresa and Valentina, three women of different social classes who all find it difficult to empower themselves in a patriarchal society. Through their private diaries, we trace each of their individual journeys over a 20-year period, from the mid-1960s through to the early 1980s.

Alina Marazzi:

To bring to life the events described in the three women’s diaries, I use photos, family film footage, romantic photo novels, TV reports and debates, independent and experimental films, private and militant film footage, advertising, music and animation, both from the period and made especially for the film. The idea is to go beyond a mere historical reconstruction, capturing as much as possible of the emotional and existential truth of which history is also made.

ALINA MARAZZI, born in 1964, lives and works in Milan, Italy. She is a documentary film director and has worked as assistant director for feature films and video art projects. Her critically acclaimed Un’ora sola ti vorrei won the prize for Best Italian Documentary at the 2002 Torino Film Festival and received special mention by juries at the 2002 Locarno Film Festival and the international It’s All True Festival in São Paulo in 2003.

For further information please contact:

EMBASSY OF ITALY – Mr. Cesare Bieller (, 8256256, ext 02)

Entry is free. The movie will be screened in Italian with English subtitles and Vietnamese audio.
Please bring your ID Card with you if you need to borrow a headset for Vietnamese audio.

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 receive regular emails with detailed schedules and reviews of the films.
Tickets to the films are by donation.

22A Hai Ba Trung Street (at the end of the alley leading to Artist’s Hotel)
Tel: 936 2648 (14:00 – 20:00) or email to:
Fax: 936 2649
CAFE CINEMATHEQUE opens from 17:00 weekdays and from 13:30 weekends.


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