Saturday, February 21, 2009

Matteo Garrone's new film "Gomorra" at Landmark
Theatres : Feb 27 - Mar 26

Matteo Garrone's film is an adaptation of the book by Roberto Saviano of the same name
- that not only won Saviono significant literary praise, but lifelong Police protection... if that
says anything. Reports from Cannes is that the film completely stripped away Hollywood's
fixation with the glamour and romanticism of organized crime in Italy, showing instead the
depth of its reach into the lives of the populace and the extent of its corruption of everything
from the exploitative sweatshop clothing industry, to everyday politics to 'waste disposal'.
Making it the Grand Prix winner at Cannes this past year.

Link to Landmark Theatres "Gomorra" site