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    Divas, Despots and Dancing: Assunta Spina w/ live score

    Festival
  • When
    9 May 20:00 - 23:00
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  • Passion. Jealousy. Revenge. In 1915 Naples...

    A rare screening of silent Italian drama ASSUNTA SPINA with a new live score by seven-piece band The Badwills. Followed by wild southern Italian folk dancing for all in the grand setting of St Andrews in the Square.

    ASSUNTA SPINA (1915) stars Francesca Bertini, one of Italian cinema’s greatest ‘silent diva’ actresses smouldering on-screen as she’s torn between the men who can’t control her passions. After the film, learn a traditional pizzica and tammurriata to try with The Badwills’ furious live music. Tambourines at the ready!

    Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions)
    Book now at glasgowfilm.org/festival
    Certification: N/C 12+

    Complementing the film’s striking Neapolitan backdrop, this new score is co-commissioned by Glasgow Film Festival and Shona Thomson/A Kind of Seeing. Supported by Mazzini Garibaldi Association, Italian Cultural Institute Edinburgh, Society for Italian Studies. Thanks to Cineteca di Bologna.