Shelter Me (Riparo)
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Presented by the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
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Anna (Maria de Medeiros, Pulp Fiction) and Mara return from a holiday abroad, and realize that Anis, a young Moroccan immigrant, managed to hide in their car in order to cross the border to Italy. At first unsure of what to do,
they then decide to take him with them. Gradually Anis establishes himself in the life of the couple and for a brief moment, the three manage to help and support
each other in an unusual and emotionally intricate relation. Yet this precarious balance is short-lived: Anis loses his job, and is rejected by Mara with whom he has fallen in love, while Anna sees her idyllic domestic arrangement in danger of falling to pieces.
Shelter Me portrays three human beings, different from each other and the majority, compelled to deal with compassion, trust and fear, as well as issues raised by sexual orientation, coming of age, immigration and work-related problems.
Italy, 2007, 98 min., color ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ¢ Director: Marco S. Puccioni ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ¢ Cast: Maria de Medeiros, Antonia Liskova, Mounir Ouadi
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
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