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Journey to Italy #2. La notte di San Lorenzo (The Night of the Shooting Stars)

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On the occasion of the BFI retrospective dedicated to the Taviani Brothers, organised together with Cinecittà, the second film of the series “Journey to Italy” is focused on Tuscany.

Thursday 15 February 6.00pm
La notte di San Lorenzo (The Night of the shooting stars)
by Fratelli Taviani

In Italian with English subtitles

Director:s Taviani Brothers
Writer: Taviani Brothers, Giuliani G De Negri, Tonino Guerra
Cast: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Giacomo Rondinella
Music: Nicola Piovani
Drama/ 1982/1h45’ /Colours

The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about to arrive to liberate them.

Cannes Film Festival 1982 Grand Prix winner

Magical Realism: The Film Fables of the Taviani Brothers (

Introduction and post screening discussion with Nick Walker.


Nick Walker has worked in the film industry, wrote film articles for The Guardian, is a film lecturer, programmer and host of film salon events in London and Rochester. Nick has a Master’s Degree in Film Culture.

  • Organizzato da: ICI London