La Cena Perfetta (2022) | 16th Annual Festival of New Italian Cinema

Event time: 
Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
53 Wall Street (WALL53) See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Following his shortcomings as a camorra foot-soldier, Carmine (Salvatore Esposito) moves to Rome to manage a restaurant on behalf of a Neapolitan crime syndicate, exchanging half-cooked frozen foods for clean cash. The result is an unlikely alliance between the shamed camorrista and a failed chef in pursuit of a Michelin Star. Davide Minnella’s light-hearted film delivers a comedic three-course meal of new Italian cinema’s most recognizable tropes: mafia, food, and romance.
Each April, the Film and Media Studies Program in conjunction with the Italian Department stages a four-day festival of recent Italian films. With introductions and post-screening discussions, you won’t want to miss this special showcase!