Kidnapped / La conversione / Rapito  

dir. Marco Bellocchio, Italy, France, Germany, 2023, 125 min

WARSAW PREMIERE. In this gripping historical drama, legend of Italian cinema Marco Bellocchio looks back at a case that began in 1858, when six-year-old Edgardo Mortaro was forcibly removed from his Jewish family on the basis of the Catholic authorities’ claim that he had been secretly baptized as an infant and must therefore be raised as a Catholic. Papal law is unrelenting, and despite the protests of the Jewish community, the boy is taken to Rome, where he is given a Catholic education. This story of a family divided becomes intertwined with the process of Italian unification, the rebellions against the rule of Pope Pius IX, and the Church’s desperate attempts to hold on to its unlimited power.

Cannes Film Festival Nominated Palme d'Or 2023, Munich Film Festival Nominated ARRI/OSRAM Award Best International Film 2023, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2023: Nominated, Silver Ribbon Best Cinematography, Won Guglielmo Biraghi Award, Won Silver Ribbon Best Actress Barbara Ronchi, Won Silver Ribbon Best Editing, Won Silver Ribbon Best Supporting Actor Paolo Pierobon, Won Silver Ribbon Best Director, Won Silver Ribbon Best Film, Won Silver Ribbon Best Screenplay, NEW HORIZONS FF 2023, Two Riversides Film and Art Festival 2023, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2023

28-10-2023 19:00, Muzeum POLIN

Language: Italian, Hebrew, Latin   Subtitles: Polish

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Marco Bellocchio








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