Il primo re (The First King)

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  • June 12, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rome before Rome, 700 B.C. Romulus and Remus are 18-year-old shepherds, twins, living in peace near the Tiber. Convinced that he is bigger than the gods’ will, Remus believes that he is meant to become king of the city he will found together with his brother. But their tragic destiny is already written…

Written and directed by Matteo Rovere (Italian Race) this propulsive action film practically revels in the blood and mud of an era pre-civilization. It’s mythic, but primal and elemental, violent, and emotional.

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This screening is co-presented by the Italian Contemporary Film Festival, the Italian Film Festival Vancouver, and VIFF Vancity Theatre.

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