Italy’s Official Oscar Submission for 2011 Foreign-Language Film: Los Angeles Premiere! THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL THING (LA PRIMA COSA BELLA), 2010, Palisades Tartan, 124 min. Dir. Paolo Virzi. Beauty queen Anna (played by both Micaela Ramazzotti and Stefania Sandrelli) is the belle of her small hometown in provincial Italy. As the years pass by and old age takes hold, Anna keeps her upbeat spirit as she grapples with a diagnosis of terminal illness. Meanwhile, will Anna’s misanthropic son Bruno (Valerio Mastandrea) be able to truly forge a bond with his estranged family in the wake of his mother’s illness? [DCP] Introduced by Director Paolo Virzì and actress Micaela Ramazzotti. The film will be starting at 7:30 PM.
Added by AmericanCinematheque on November 1, 2010