Tripoli, 30 November 2013:
There will be a film showing in Tripoli tonight . . .[restrict]of Hands Over the City, a story of political corruption in post-World War II Italy.
Hands Over the City offers insight into the nature of power and its close association with capital and corruption. Directed by Francesco Rosi, the film was one of the first to raise such a sensitive political issue within a dramatic framework in a direct and relentless documentary style.
It is considered to Rosi’s most daring and innovative film and won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival in 1963.
Hands Over the City is in Italian, with Arabic subtitles.
The film screening is part of the Arete Cinema Club’s new season of screenings. The Arete Cinema Club aims to reintroduce films to the community, after Libya spent decades without cinemas or theatres.
The screening of Hands Over the City starts at 5 pm on Saturday 30 November. The Art House is on Al-Sekka Road in Tripoli, near the Prime Minister’s Office. [/restrict]