World Cinema Series Presents Vittorio DeSica's “IL Boom” (1963)
Wednesday 11/29 | 7:15 PM | Comedy-drama | Italian w/ English Subtitles | 1 hr 37 min
Sponsored by Ulster County Italian American Foundation, SUNY New Paltz Center for International Studies, and The Italian Center of Poughkeepsie NY
The "boom" in the title was the Italian economic miracle which transformed the country in the span of a decade, from the late 1950s to the onset of the 1970s. Back in the day Italian media adopted the actual English word to indicate it, while other countries opted for national words like Wirtschaftswunder and Trente Glorieuses to indicate similar phenomena. Stars Alberto Sordi, Gianna Maria Canale, and Ettore Geri.