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Cinderella the Cat

As part of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver and in celebration of Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 10), the Rio Theatre is highlighting select Italian titles in June


The cinderella here, Mia, has been mute since the death of her inventor and shipping-magnate father, Vittorio (Mariano Rigillo). He had great plans to turn the harbor of Naples into a new hub of “science and memory”. The technology he patented became a secret and his beloved daughter, Mia, is living in the dark shadow of her stepmother, Angelica(Maria Pia Calzone), and six step siblings who all live aboard the Megaride, a ship stuck in the port of a decaying future Naples. Mia has been trying to escape from evil schemes of her stepmother who’s forcing her to marry off to a megalomaniac drug dealer who wants to turn Naples into the crime capital of the world. The young Cinderella’s future and the poor city of Naples are linked by the same, thin thread.

Italian directorial foursome Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone and Alessandro Rak. They are all newcomers except for Rak, who earlier directed European Film Award winner The Art of Happiness(2013). Moreover, They got into many awards and festivals as a team as well such as Madrid Italian Film Festival 2017, MittelCinemaFest – Italian Film Festival in Central Europe 2017, Haifa International Film Festival 2017: Midnight Madness, Cinema Made in Italy – Stockholm/London 2018, and more. Also they won Best Producer, Best Visual Effects at David di Donatello 2018.

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 6:30 pm | Movie 7:00 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

CINDERELLA THE CAT “Gatta Cenerentola” (Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone, 2017 / 86 mins / PG / 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.

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