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Apr 5, 2014 4:30 PM

Balancing Act (Gli equilibristi)

This movie screening is a part of a program of Panorama Europe film festival of new european films. Known as Disappearing Act for its first five years, the newly re-named festival continues the mission of showcasing vital European filmmaking as distribution remains challenging for foreign language films in the United States. Panorama Europe gives New York audiences access to what may be their only chance to see these acclaimed films from the festival circuit on the big screen or at all. This year’s festival will take place at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria and at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan. It was programmed by David Schwartz, Chief Curator at Museum of the Moving Image.

Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute 

Italy. Dir. Ivano De Matteo. 2012, 107 mins. Digital projection. U.S. premiere. With Valerio Mastandrea, Barbora Bobulova, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers. Following an impulsive extra-marital affair, Roman husband and father Giulio (comedian Valerio Mastandrea, in what Variety dubbed “a superlative, arguably career-best performance”) is unceremoniously thrown out of the house by his wife. So begins his humiliating free-fall into the societal gutter, rendered with unsparing, nigh-documentary realism. This keenly observed, sometimes painfully authentic portrait of tough times amid economic collapse is laced with brash Italianate humor.

Tickets: $12 public / free for Museum members. Order online or call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.


Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue Astoria, NY 11106


Apr 5, 2014 4:30 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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