Italian Movie:Le fate ignoranti by Ferzan Özpetek

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Screening of Italian Movie – Le fate ignoranti by Ferzan Özpetek


Ferzan Ozpetek’s “Le fate ignoranti” (The Ignorant Fairies ) takes up a more unconventional notion of family regarded as a gender-fluid community of individuals. It is almost a coming of age story wherein a couple will end up knowing each other in a very unique way.


When Antonia’s husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele. Although she’s initially devastated by the news and hostile toward Michele, she soon develops a friendship with him and his and Massimo’s circle of gay, transgender, and straight friends, among whom are a Turkish immigrant, a playwright and a boutique owner. As she gets to know these people and become a part of their lives, the new relationships dramatically transform Antonia.


3 Nastro d’Argento Prizes (Best Actress: Marghertia Buy – Best Actor: Stefano Accorsi – Best Producer: Tilde Corsi and Gianni Romoli)

Public’s Choice, Image-Nation Festival

Best Film, New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Best Film, Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival

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