"Hands on your desks!"
Venue: Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX
"the beautifully made film offers a fascinating insight into rural Sardinian culture"
The Salon Italia event is a collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute
Film preceded by an introduction and followed by a discussion group
Duration: 114 minutes
Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Cast: Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli
Synopsis: The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father.