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Did Christ stop at Eboli?

Did Christ stop at Eboli?
Carlo Levi was a painter and writer, but he also had a degree in medicine. Arrested in 1935 by Mussolini’s regime for his anti-Fascist activities, he was sent to live in a remote town in southern Italy, known today as Basilicata. The villagers barely survive on the meager harvest of the unyielding land.

Eboli, the closest train station, is the last outpost of civilisation before entering a world that has changed very little since the Middle Ages. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.

That is the story of Cristo Si e’ Fermato A Eboli [Christ stopped at Eboli], directed by Francesco Rosi that will be screened on 11 July. This 1979 flick casts Gian Maria Volonte, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari and Irene Papas. Catch it.


At: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 50- E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri
When: 11 July, 6.30 pm
Phone: 26871901
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