October 18 - November 11, 2013
Entertaining features, documentaries, and shorts from around the globe.
A Vacation from Ordinary Film.
Puccini no doubt drew on his own student escapades - which anticipated his later reputation as a legendary bon viveur - for the robust humor of the comic scenes. And in his depiction of the tender and ultimately tragic love between Mima (Maija Kovalevska) and Rodolfo (Rolando Villazon) Puccini achieved an immediacy, warmth and humanity that have rarely been equaled.