65 minutes | May 31st 2020

108 - Il Posto Review

Il Posto (1961) by Ermanno Olmi. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Posto The film tells the story of Domenico, a young man who forgoes the latter part of his education when his family is in need of money. Applying for a job at a big city corporation, he goes through a bizarre series of exams, physical tests and interviews. During a brief respite from the tests, he meets Antonietta, a young girl who has similarly forgone her schooling when in need of money to support herself and her mother. Through the course of this meeting, they have coffee at a local cafe, discussing the issues of their lives and their ambitions. Becoming attracted to her, they are quickly separated when they land jobs in different departments. Next week: Strange Days (1995) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Days_(film) Ad: https://thewrong.tv/