The Great Silence (Il silenzio grande)

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Landmark Center Thu, Feb 24, 2022 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$18.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$15.00 (no online fee)
ICC Members:$15.00 (no online fee)
Student:$15.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Original Title:Il silenzio grande
Program:Italian Film Festival
Release Year:2021
Runtime:107 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Vision Distribution
Director:Alessandro Gassmann
Producer:Paco Cinematografica
Isabella Cocuzza
Arturo Paglia
Cinematographer:Mike Stern STERZYNSKI
Screenwriter:Maurizio De Giovanni
Alessandro Gassmann
Andrea Ozza in collaboration with Alessandro Regaldo
Editor:Marco Spoletini
Principal Cast:Massimiliano Gallo
Margherita Buy
Marina Confalone
Antonia Fotaras
Emanuele Linfatti
Roberto De Francesco


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Set in the mid-sixties in an old mansion in Posillipo–a wealthy neighborhood overlooking the Gulf of Naples–the film introduces us to the highly educated and celebrated writer Valerio Primic (Massimiliano Gallo), his wife Rose (Margherita Buy), their adult children Massimiliano and Adele, and their trusted housekeeper, Bettina. A story marked by conflict, misunderstandings, light and shadow, silence and loudness. A family as exceptional as it is dysfunctional, where everyone talks but no one truly listens. Once luxurious, the Primic mansion is in need of costly repairs, and Rose has no choice but to sell it. A painful decision that the children have both only reluctantly agreed to. Valerio feels alone in his protest, and begins to realize he does not truly know his own family, nor himself. His journey of self-discovery will bring him to a surprising truth. As the story reaches its poignant conclusion, the oddities finally make sense and the audience’s point of view will be upended.

Il silenzio grande premiered at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival, Giornate degli Autori.


Alessandro Gassman (Rome, 1965) is the son of famed Italian actor Vittorio Gassman. Alessandro began acting at a young age and has appeared in many films and television dramas. In 1982, he directed with his father Di padre in figlio (From Father to Son), a largely autobiographical movie about the Gassman family. In 2008 he acted in the film Caos calmo(Quiet Chaos) for which he received the David di Donatello award for best supporting actor, the Ciak d'oro, the Nastro d'argento and the Italian Golden Globe. In 2013 he directed and acted in the film Razzabastarda (The Mongrel), for which he won the Globo d’Oro (the Italian Golden Globes) for best actor. Gassman first directed Il Silenzio Grande as a theater production, whose success inspired him to remake it into a film.


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Produttore Esecutivo

Luigi Bernardi &


Assitente di produzione

Albert and Susan Colianni Family
Astrid Garino and Massimo Costalonga


Catherine Allan
Nancy Azzam
Bill and Sandra Gengler
Jeff Lotz
Andrea and Vittorio Raimondi

Aiuto Regista

Vito Bongiorno
Brian Balleria and Joan Bechtold
Ann Burns
Denise and Giacomo D'Aurora
Elizabeth Fletcher
Stefano Perugini
Joe Pingatore
Nassim and Federico Rossi
Penelope Scialla
David Yarusso

Individual Film Sponsor

Antonio and Giada Nucera