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Divas, Despots and Dancing: Assunta Spina with Live Score (N/C 12+)

2 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue St Andrew’s in the Square
Location of St Andrew’s in the Square


Passion. Jealousy. Revenge. Join us for a rare screening of this silent Italian drama with a new live score by seven-piece band The Badwills, followed by Italian folk dancing in the grand setting of St Andrews in the Square. Assunta Spina stars Francesca Bertini, one of Italian cinema’s greatest ‘silent diva’ actresses, smouldering on-screen as she’s caught up in a violent love triangle. Complementing the film’s striking Neapolitan backdrop, this new score is co-commissioned by Glasgow Film Festival and A Kind of Seeing. After the film, enjoy The Badwills’ furious live music and try your hand at some traditional Italian dancing. Tambourines at the ready!

Doors: 19.00, Film: 19.30
Tickets £15/13

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  • Director Gustavo Serena
  • Cast Carlo Benetti, Francesca Bertini, Gustavo Serena
  • Certification N/C 12+
  • Running Time 1h15m (event 3h approx)
  • Country Italy
  • Year 1915
  • Language Italian intertitles with English subtitles
  • Thanks To Archivio Film
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