Watch Beater April 19-23:Beate
Sponsors: The French and Italian Programs and The Department of Modern & Classical Languages and Literatures
Partially inspired by several true stories, the comedy BEATE is a modern social fairytale set in Northeast Italy. When the employees of the Veronica lingerie factory discover they’re about to be fired, they take matters into their own hands and “borrow” equipment to produce their own garment line. Lead by plucky forewoman, Armida (Donatella Finocchiaro, Angela, Terraferma, The Wedding Director), they’re determined to overcome the odds and make their business a success despite their lack of resources. Nearby, in “Convent of the Holy Mantle”, a handful of nuns skilled in the art of embroidery and devoted to a mummified body of a “blessed one”, are in danger of being transferred because they don’t have enough money to secure the property, while the unscrupulous and greedy mayor – also the owner of the Veronica factory – wants to develop a luxury resort where the Holy Mantle resides. Together, to oppose their unfortunate turns, they join forces for a surprising collaboration: an artisanal line of sexy embroidered lingerie. However, they soon come under attack from the owner of Veronica, the developer, and the convent’s Mother Superior, from whom the operation had to be kept secret. But for things to go in the right direction, they must all pray for a miracle from the “blessed one,” who has yet to provide proof of even one. In Italian with English subtitles, 95 minutes.
See screener link and password below to watch the movie.
Film Link: https://vimeo.com/511927818
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). Screenings Spring 2021 will be virtual. Links to view the films will be provided 3-5 days during the week of the screening.
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). For students entering Fresno State Fall 2018, the course satisfies a university graduation requirement.
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