42nd Cleveland International Film Festival at Tower City

“Tulipani,” Directed by Mike van Diem (2017); Starring Giancarlo Giannini, Lidia Vitale, Donatella Finocchiaro, and Giorgio Pasotti.

Community Partners: Consolato d’Italia Detroit, Consolato On. d’Italia Cleveland
Media Partenrs: La Gazzetta Italiana

Thursday, April 05, 7:10 p.m.; Friday, April 06, 11:35 a.m.; Saturday, April 07, 9:15 a.m.

Anna has come to the tiny village of Puglia, Italy to fulfill her mother’s wish of scattering her ashes there. Everyone in Puglia seems to know or remember Anna – and her past, which she knows nothing of. Suddenly Anna is laying in a hospital and facing possible murder charges. With the help of some villagers very eager to tell the story in their own unique way, the winding tale of Anna’s past is spun for the local police commissioner. “Tulipani” is the saga of Anna’s parentage, recounted with the magic of myth. It is a tale of heroes and villains, triumph and tragedy. Somewhere, shimmering among these jewels of carefully remembered events, is the heartwarming truth of a loving family and what they did to survive. This humorous and touching film is designed to weave an enchantment around the viewer, where facts mean less than honoring the past and love and beauty are the only truths that matter.

Use the special Discount Code ITALIA for $2 off of any CIFF42 online, phone or in-person ticket purchase.