PIFF 38: HUMAN CAPITAL

HumanCapital

Winner of all the top Italian film awards, this stylish ensemble piece offers a powerful commentary on Italian social class, privilege, and the value of human life in a crucible. A cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the privileged and detached Bernaschi family intertwine with the Rovellis, who struggle to keep up appearances and their comfortable middle-class life. A taut character study that observes the transformative events from each character’s perspective, the result is a nuanced account of desire and greed in the age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation. “An elegant Chinese puzzle of a movie, deftly constructed, and boosted by strong performances.”—The Observer, London.

Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco and Italian Film Commission, Los Angeles.

HUMAN CAPITAL screens Saturday, February 7 at 4pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum) and Tuesday, February 10 at 5:45pm at the Roseway Theater as part of the 38th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets are available online or at the door.


The Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by The Oregonian/OREGONLIVE, LAIKA, Regal Entertainment Group, Delta Airlines, Yelp!, Travel Portland, King Estate, Hotel Modera, The Autzen Foundation, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, KINK.fm, and many others.

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