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2024-02-25 8:48 pm

THE DONALD M. EPHRAIM SUN & STARS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALPRESENTED BY MORSELIFEFEATURESKIDNAPPED: THE ABDUCTION OF EDGARDO MORTARA

Run Time:
134 minutes
Parental Guide:
Films are generally not rated and subject to parental discretion.
Older man holding a younger boy - both in robes.

Mar 4, 2024 |Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

KIDNAPPED: THE ABDUCTION OF EDGARDO MORTARA
(RAPITO), Director: Marco Bellocchio Italy, 2023, with Fausto Rossi Alesi, Paolo Pierobon, Enea Sala

In 1858 Italy, Pope Pius IX orders the seizure of Edgardo Mortara, the six-year-old son of a middle class Jewish family after a maid claimed to have secretly baptized him as an infant. The incident and the ensuing power struggle resonated around the world at a time when Antisemitism was on the rise and the political power of the Catholic Church in Italy was teetering. In his 26th feature, acclaimed director Bellocchio pulls out all the stops in recreating the story with sumptuous period settings and trademark melodramatic flair. Raised by Vatican minions as the pope’s pet and protégé while his desperate parents fight to reclaim him, little Edgardo becomes both a pawn and a symbol of Europe’s fomenting religious and political turmoil. World premiere, 2023 Cannes International Film Festival. In Italian, Hebrew, and Latin with English subtitles.

“A moving story of faith, loss and family set against the backdrop of a significant moment in Italian history.” -Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Alliance of Women Film Journalists

“Bellocchio treats the tale as an unabashed melodrama, one kept at a stress-inducing simmer with occasional surges of operatic emotion.” -Keith Uhlich, Slant Magazine

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