There is Still Tomorrow - Movie Screening

There is Still Tomorrow - Movie Screening

Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, 31st March 2024
  • Time: Movie screening at 7:00 pm
  • Venue: Meta House Phnom Penh, #48, 12207 Street 228, Phnom Penh
  • Admission: Free, No Registration
  • Language: Italian with English Subtitles

Join us for the 8th Italian Night at Meta House Phnom Penh, featuring a free screening of the film "There is Still Tomorrow" (2023). Directed by Paola Cortellesi.

Accompanied by a cozy dinner in the garden. Organized as part of the Italian Cambodian Arts Project in collaboration with film curator Davide Posca.

Rome, May 1946. The city is torn between the poverty left behind by WWII , Allied militias roaming the streets and the desire for change fueled by the institutional referendum  and the election of the Constituent Assembly on June 2 and 3.

Delia is the wife of the abusive Ivano and mother of three children including the teenage Marcella; between domestic engagements she nurses her sullen father-in-law Ottorino and makes occasional engagements in various city stores. The woman also has a few allies in this hard life: Nino, a mechanic who loves her; Marisa, a witty and optimistic friend; and William, an African American soldier who would like to help her out.

Delia's life is happily disrupted by Marcella's engagement to Giulio, the young scion of a well-to-do family who owes his prosperous economic status to the bar he runs; Ivano, in that view, rather subdues a pleasant financial gain arising from the possible marriage between the two. After a lunch with her in-laws, Delia immediately realizes, however, that her daughter would be headed for a marriage similar to hers, in which she would be regularly harassed and humiliated. With William's help, therefore, she blows up her future son-in-law's establishment so that his parents will see their welfare interrupted and leave town. Marcella is in despair, but Delia knows she has done the right thing: she has decided to fight back in the face of her inferior condition thanks to the encouragement lavished on her by the arrival, by mail, of her first voter's card.

On June 2, when the time comes to vote between monarchy and republic and to elect the Constituent Assembly, Delia wants to participate and looks for an excuse to escape her husband-master but the sudden death of her father-in-law complicates her life as she sees her house filled with relatives. This does not prevent her from going to the polls the next day, her first experience in the matter as it is for many other women in Italy. Having lost her card in the house, found first by Ivano and then by Marcella, she sees herself pursued by both: he will not be able to stop her from asserting her rights, she will return the valid document in time to cast her vote.