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Tribute to Pupi Avati

Italian director Pupi Avati will receive the PSIFF International Filmmaker Award this year. He and his producer (and brother) Antonio Avati will be present for a tribute program of six titles, which illustrate the development of the Avati style.
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A Christmas Gift   

A Christmas Gift
Italy, 1986, 102 min.
A parable on friendship and the power of money. Four friends gather on Christmas Eve for a poker game organized to rip off a rich industrialist who is supposed to be easy prey. But the night turns out different than planned, and in the end those who came to overcome leave defeated.... more

Graduation Party   

Graduation Party
Italy, 1985, 97 min.
A graduation party thrown by a quiet confectioner for the daughter of his secret beloved turns into a disaster, full of envy and nasty actions. But the film made from the event shows a different version, where a fake feeling of joy takes the place of wicked reality... more

The House With The Laughing Windows   

The House With The Laughing Windows
Italy, 1976, 111 min.
Director Avati took a step into thriller territory in this early work. A gothic chiller, it revolves around the restoration of a painting depicting the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. The art historian discovers evidence that the painter may have been involved in satanic rites and human sacrifice.... more

A School Outing   

A School Outing
Italy, 1983, 91 min.
Two high-school teachers take their students for an outing in the mountains. The youngsters flirt with each other, and the older teacher confesses his love for his younger colleague. However, a scandal breaks out when it's discovered that she's had a fling with one of her students.... more

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