County of Santa Clara, CA, USA/Province* of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission to Host Italian Film Screening    New Italian Cinema Events -N.I.C.E.- to Bring “Il Padre d’Italia” (“There is a Light") to Santa Clara University

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Join the County of Santa Clara CA USA/Province* of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission, the New Italian Cinema Events (NICE) from Florence, Italy, and the Vari Italian Studies Initiative for a screening of Il Padre d’Italia (“There is a Light”) by Director Fabio Mollo.

Order Il Padre d’Italia tickets ($25 Per Person) Online at or call SCU Presents box office at (408) 554-4015 (Office hours, Thursday through Friday, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)

For information, call (408) 299-5119. RSVP Today. Space is limited! 


County of Santa Clara, CA/USA Province* of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission
Dr. Victor and Julia Botto Vari Italian Studies Initiative 
at Santa Clara University
SCU Presents
Special Guest: Fabio Mollo
, Director and Screenwriter



Friday, November 10, 2017

6:15 p.m. Reception with light refreshments

7:00 p.m. Il Padre d’Italia Film Screening (In Italian with English Subtitles)

8:45 p.m. Q & A with Special Guest Fabio Mollo, Il Padre d’Italia ‘s Director and screenwriter



Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall

At Franklin Street, near Lafayette Street, Santa Clara.

Parking is $5 at North Parking Structure: 1065 Alviso St. (at the corner of Benton Street)



For the past 30 years, the County of Santa Clara, USA/Province* of Florence, Italy Sister County Commission has promoted the understanding of Italian culture and heritage in the San Francisco Bay Area. Proceeds from this event will support Italian arts and culture, and the Commission’s scholarship program to enhance the study abroad experience of university students from Santa Clara County in Florence.

The Province of Florence has been replaced by the Florence Metropolitan City. The County and Commission are communicating with key representatives to strengthen the relationship with the new organization.

About Il Padre d’Italia

Isabella Ragonese (Mia) and Luca Marinelli (Paolo) star in a subtle and introspective on-the-road movie in the respective roles of a pregnant back-up singer who doesn’t want children and a gay man who dreams of becoming a father. Both young and both self-doubting in front of life’s responsibilities, they set off on a geographical and emotional journey, from the North to the South of Italy, in a relationship that will unearth their vital drive to exist.

This film includes adult themes, partial nudity, and strong language.


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Updated: November 3, 2017​​​



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