Kidnapped (Rapito): The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara

Thursday, July 18, 5:45pm; Dryden Theatre

Narrative  |  2023  |  134 min.  |  Italian, Hebrew (w/subtitles)  |  Italy, France, Germany
Director: Marco Bellocchio

Set in 1858 Bologna, sumptuously filmed by one of Italy’s greatest filmmakers, 85-year-old Marco Bellocchio, Kidnapped combines painful history and operatic emotions to tell the true story of the Mortaras’ struggle to get their seven-year-old son back from an antisemitic, authoritarian Pope. The boy had been secretly baptized by his nurse; papal law said he therefore must be taken from his family to be raised a Catholic. Soon, the Mortaras’ plight becomes a weapon in Italy’s fight against papal power.

Mature content.

Post-Film Q&A with ROCAA in the George Eastman Museum’s Multi-Purpose Room, located down the hall from the Dryden Theatre.

Underwritten by

Oren I. Weiss, D.M.D., M.P.H.

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Thursday, Jul 18 2024


5:45 PM

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