REHEARSAL FOR A SICILIAN TRAGEDY
- REHEARSAL FOR A
- SICILIAN TRAGEDY
- (PROVE PER UNA
- TRAGEDIA SICILIANA)
- 2009, Roman Paska, Italy, 77 min.
- With John Turturro
Italian American actor John Turturro explores his Sicilian roots in this haunting documentary in which marionettes, mummies, and memories all play a part. You don’t need to be Italian to appreciate the poignancy of the lost or dying traditions that Turturro takes to with fervor, starting with preparations for the Sicilian day of the dead, once a bigger feast than Christmas. Puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio, the last great master of his art, holds the place of honor in this film, as he puts his beautifully crafted puppets through their paces in the courtly and swashbuckling dramas so dear to generations of Sicilians. In English and Italian with English subtitles. Special advance screening courtesy of First Run Features. DigiBeta video. (BS)