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Miami Premiere

A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto

Directed by Giulio Base

Italy | 100 minutes | 2020

Italian with English subtitles

The discovery of a puzzling photograph sparks a student to probe the history of Rome’s Jewish ghetto and the fate of a little girl, in this Italian teen drama interlacing past and present. When Sofia finds an old snapshot in a neglected suitcase, she’s mesmerized by the child’s picture. As details emerge – the child’s name, separation from her parents during a Gestapo raid, and rescue by a nun – Sofia commits to honoring the girl’s memory by staging an original play with classmates and friends from a nearby Jewish high school. But first, she must overcome the objections of concerned parents. A talented ensemble injects youthful energy into this inspiring story about the importance of memory, coexistence, and reconciling generational frictions.

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Giulio Base was born in Turin, Italy. He is the recipient of two doctorate degrees, one in Literature and Philosophy and the other in Theology. He has worked in the Italian film industry as an actor, writer, and director for more than thirty years.
Foreign Title Un cielo stellato sopra il ghetto di Roma
Director Giulio Base
Countries of Production Italy
Year of Presentation 2020
Language(s) Italian with English subtitles
Premiere Status Miami Premiere
Runtime 100 minutes
Principal Cast Alessandra Carrillo, Giulio Base, Irene Vetere

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