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Filmfest DC - The Stuff of Dreams

Run Time: 103 Minutes

The Stuff of Dreams

Gianfranco Cabiddu

Italy, 2016

This fanciful reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest transports the action to a Mediterranean island prison, where a shipwreck strands a traveling theater troupe and a gang of criminals. The prison’s governor must determine who is the actor and who is the convict. Theater impresario Oreste demands to put on a show, The Tempest, to prove his actors’ talents, but gang leader Don Vincenzo threatens Oreste against exposing him and his two nephews. When the uncultured thugs botch their lines, Don slyly notes that Shakespeare "won't be offended if we change a few things" and works at trimming the story. The comedy of teaching gangsters to emote theatrically plays against the drama of the governor's daughter romancing the Don's son. Soon the play, the players, and the story of the play intermingle hauntingly. As Oreste tells the governor, "Theater puts wings on one's heart and on one's reason."—Dave Nuttycombe

 

 

In Italian with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - The Stuff of Dreams
Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:30 PM
Door Time: 7:30 PM
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AMC Mazza Gallerie  

Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($130 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($52 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

AMC Mazza Gallerie  
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015