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Cinema, History & Politics, Literature

Forgotten Gems with Lila Azam Zanganeh

In conversation with Antonio Monda

April 4, 2024
7:00 pm

This event is part of Le Conversazioni

Forgotten Gems
with Lila Azam Zanganeh

Lila Azam Zanganeh, author

in conversation with
Antonio Monda, NYU


Forgotten Gems is a series that takes place at Casa Italiana as part of the literary festival Le Conversazioni that focuses on films that the speakers believe worthy of being [re]discovered. Antonio Monda and his guest each choose three films to present and discuss (accompanied by clips). This season’s sixth guest is author Lila Azam Zanganeh.

The selected films are:
Il fiore delle Mille e una notte (Arabian Nights, 1974) by Pier Paolo Pasolini
La leggenda del santo bevitore (The Legend of the Holy Drinker, 1988) by Ermanno Olmi
La ley del deseo (Law of Desire, 1987) by Pedro Almodóvar
Lamerica (1994) by Gianni Amelio
Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017) by Abdellatif Kechiche
The Straight Story (1999) by David Lynch

Bonus film:
The Gold Rush (1925) by Charles Chaplin

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