The Embalmer

The screening is part of the series Matteo Garrone: The Dark Side of Italian Cinema, organized by UCSB Professor Anna Brusutti and co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Department and the Carsey-Wolf Center.

When: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: Pollock Theater, UCSB, CA

Cost: $5

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Film Screening


In The Embalmer, Garrone reveals a profound understanding of how people struggle to relate to each other on an emotional level, but also of the thin line that separates love from obsession. Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio, a handsome young man fascinated by Peppino's work. Peppino, in turn, becomes entranced by Valerio and offers him a large salary to come work as his assistant. But when Valerio meets Deborah, their fledgling romance is threatened by an insanely jealous third wheel.

Matteo Garrone is an award winning Italian film maker. He won Best Director at the European Film Awards for Gomorrah. His latest film Reality competed in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prix.

Phone: 805-893-4637

Event posted March 20, 2013
Last updated March 20, 2013


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