FILM FORUM CORONADO: "Sedotta e Abbandonata"/'Seduced and Abandoned"

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Coronado Public Library, in partnership with the Coronado Island Film Festival, presents FILM FORUM CORONADO, taking place the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the library's Winn Room. Film expert Ralph DeLauro provides a brief introduction to each film and leads a discussion afterwards, often including pointers about how lighting or camera angles contribute to a scene’s mood or propel the story.

May 17: Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned, Italian with English subtitle, 1964, 117 min)

Broken engagements, shotgun weddings, kidnapping, and attempted murder. Pietro Germi’s devilish frenzy of desire skewers Sicilian mores and pompous patriarchies. Comic calamities ensue when a teenage girl (Stefania Sandrelli) is impregnated by her sister’s fiancé.