Shooting the Mafia

Trailblazing Sicilian Letizia Battaglia began a lifelong battle with the Mafia when she first dared to point her camera at a murder victim. As the first woman photojournalist to work for an Italian newspaper, she found herself on the front lines during one of the bloodiest chapters in Italy’s recent history. Shunning traditional family life to follow her passion, the intrepid Battaglia chronicled everyday Sicilian life, bearing unflinching witness to the brutal crimes of the Cosa Nostra despite the phenomenal personal risk.

In Shooting the Mafia, acclaimed British filmmaker Kim Longinotto weaves together Battaglia’s photographs, classic Italian movies, rare archival film, and the now 84-year-old’s own memories of her acclaimed work, her life and her lovers, offering a compelling insight into the life of a remarkable woman who has led a life continually defined by defiance and passion.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION - SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Italian and English with English subtitles

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating MA15+
Genre Drama
Running Time 94
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