The 11th Annual Yale Festival of New Italian Cinema: PALIO (2015)

Event time: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 4:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Palio (Palio) 
dir. Cosima Spender (2015) [91 min]

Palio is named for the magnificent and harrowing horse race whose origins in medieval Siena have been kept alive to this day. As suspenseful as a thriller, this beautifully filmed documentary offers breathtaking scenes of horses racing across the Tuscan landscape, as well as along the perilous track of the 14th century Piazza del Campo. Adding depth and context to the film is a behind-the-scenes look at the stories of two jockeys, and the machinations of the event which has come to define Sienese life.

To guarantee a seat for the screenings, all open to the public, please reserve your free tickets to the 2015 Italian Film Festival here.

The Yale Italian Film Festival is sponsored by: the Department of Italian; European Studies Council of the MacMillan center; FAS Dean’s Office; Film Study Center, courtesy Paul L. JoskowGellar Fund; Office of New Haven and State Affairs; Saybrook College; School of Drama; Whitney Humanities Center.