Screening Dates
  • May 22, 2020 through
  • May 28, 2020
Virtual Screening

A masterwork by a modern movie man, for whom images have effaced the boundary between life and art.”

Richard Brody, The New Yorker

New Restoration

Italian auteur Nanni Moretti (The Son’s Room) muses on cinema, his native Italy, and his own mortality in this much-loved comedy/​personal essay, which earned the inventive filmmaker Best Director honours at Cannes and the Donatello Award for best Italian film. Moretti’s confessional diary” is structured in three sections. In part one, the ever deadpan Moretti zips around Rome on his Vespa scooter, commenting on architecture and Italian cinema; lamenting the critical love for Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer; encountering Jennifer Beals of Flashdance (a movie Moretti professes to love); and visiting the site of Pasolini’s murder. Part two has Moretti retreating to the Aeolian Islands to work on a screenplay and visit a friend, a TV-hating expert on Joyce’s Ulysses. Part three chronicles Moretti’s misadventures in the Italian healthcare system after a medical crisis. Simultaneously lighthearted and profound, this deft documentary-fiction hybrid reveals the touch of a gifted tragicomedian. Caro Diario is presented here in a new restoration overseen by its distinguished cinematographer, Giuseppe Lanci.

Magnificent … A heroic tale, told with a child’s wide-eyed wonder … To make a beautiful film from his travail shows the hand of a great artist.” Mary Corliss, Film Comment

Intimate, funny … The film [at Cannes] loved by practically everybody … People will lose their hearts to it.” Georgia Brown, Village Voice

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In light of the ongoing situation, The Cinematheque's theatre will remain closed until further notice. As an organization committed to shared cultural experiences, we will continue to bring you moments of cinematic joy through our online channels and will look forward to welcoming you back to our theatre as soon as it is safe to do so. More information can be found here.