As part of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver and in celebration of Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 10), the Rio Theatre is programming screenings of select Italian titles in June, including the utterly charming animated feature CINDERELLA THE CAT. Directed by a team including Alessandro Rak (who previously directed THE ART OF HAPPINESS), Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri and Dario Sansone the story of loosely based on both Giambattista Basile‘s fable of the same name and Roberto De Simone‘s musical “La Gatta Cenerentola.” The plot is set in a violent, decaying future Naples, and concerns a mysterious mute teenager called Mia who struggles to escape from the Camorra crime boss Salvatore Lo Giusto, and her vicious stepmother Angelica.
“With its slick, creative animation and enjoyable tunes, CINDERELLA THE CAT is one of the best Italian animated films of recent years.” (Variety)
Thanks to our friends at Italian Day on the Drive, Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, the Vancouver Italian Film Festival, and the Italian Contemporary Film Festival for their ongoing support of this screening, and all the films selected for our annual Italian film series.
Thursday, June 14
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and ID.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
CINDERELLA THE CAT “Gatta Cenerentola” (Allessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sanson, 2017 / 18A / 86 mins / In Italian with English subs) Cenerentola struggles to escape the shadow and evil schemes of her stepmother and six stepsisters who all live aboard the Megaride, a ship stuck in the port of a decaying future Naples.