LA CHIMERA (2023): Block Museum - Northwestern University
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LA CHIMERA (2023)

A scene of joy and celebration at a street festival
Cinema
April
18
6:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu April 18, 2024
6:30 PM

Location:

The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Audience:

Open to the public

Details:

LA CHIMERA (2023)
LA CHIMERA (ALICE ROHRWACHER, 2023, 134 MIN, DCP, ITALY)

Please note early start time of 6:30 PM

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“LA CHIMERA is a dreamlike descent into a majestically tattered world right beneath our own.” –New York Film Festival

The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and Block Cinema present a special screening of LA CHIMERA, the newest film by acclaimed Italian director Alice Rohrwacher (THE WONDERS, HAPPY AS LAZZARO). A chimera is an impossible-to-gain desire and for the young, roguish Englishman Arthur (Josh O’Connor, THE CROWN) it is his lost-love Beniamina (Yile Yara Vianello). Just out of prison, Arthur travels to a rural Italian town where he teams up with a group of tombaroli (tomb raiders), using his gift for divination to help them find valuable Etruscan antiquities, all the while haunted by memories of Beniamina. Past and present, reality and myth all blur in Arthur’s quest for the unobtainable. Rohrwacher’s beautifully-realized film continues her trademark use of magical realism set against everyday existence in rural Italy. Also starring are Isabella Rossellini, Carol Duarte, and the director’s sister, Alba Rohrwacher.

Presented with support from the Department of Italian and French at Northwestern University as well as the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.



FREE & OPEN TO ALL

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu