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LUNEDÌ AL CINEMA LIVE – Screening of the film “I predatori” (2020) by Pietro Castellitto ITA SUB ENG


Monday 13 May 2024 at 6pm – Italian Institute of Culture, Pavilion Hall

“I predatori” (2020) (109’) is the first movie by young Director Pietro Castellitto

Presented at the 77th Venice International Film Festival in the series Orizzonti. It won several accolades and prizes amongst which Nastro d’Argento and David di Donatello.

Synopsis: The film tells the story of two families, Pavone and Vismara, very different from each other both in social status and in life: intellectual, rich, bourgeois the former; proletarian, fascist, and uneducated the latter. Despite their extreme differences, something binds them together, and it’s not just the chaotic Rome they live in. A simple accident and a perceived slight will lead the realities of the Pavone and Vismara families to collide. The driving force behind this collision is a 25-year-old, who will show how the members of the two families each guard their own secret jealously, revealing how often appearances deceive, because ultimately there are no victims, only predators.

Set in Rome, I predatori describes with corrosive irony the stereotypes in our contemporary society, despite leaning towards a genre of bittersweet comedy which is one of the most appreciated styles of Italian cinema.

The movie will be shown in Italian with English subtitles and a brief introduction of its context will precede the screening.

Free admission, bookings on this page 



Pietro Castellitto is an Italian director, screenwriter, and actor. The eldest son of renowned actors Sergio Castellitto and Margaret Mazzantini, Pietro grew up immersed in the film industry from his childhood. His debut on the big screen occurred at the tender age of eight, with a small role in the film Libero Burro, directed by his father Sergio Castellitto, alongside his mother Margaret Mazzantini. His first leading role came in 2004 with Non ti muovere, also directed by his father and based on a work by his mother.

In 2020, he made his debut as a director and screenwriter with the film I predatori, winning important awards such as the Orizzonti Award for Best Screenplay at the 77th Venice International Film Festival and the 2021 David di Donatello for Best Debut Director.

Throughout his career, he has portrayed a variety of roles in film and television, including the award-winning role of Secco in The Armadillo’s Prophecy (2018) and that of Francesco Totti in the television miniseries Speravo de morì prima (2021).

He published his first novel Gli iperborei in 2021, which received the prestigious Viareggio Prize in the “First Work” category.

In January 2024, he presented his latest work, the film Enea of which he is the director, screenwriter, and lead actor, in competition at the 80th Venice International Film Festival.


Free tickets reservation will not guarantee entry to the hall. Once the capacity of the venue is reached, no more patrons will be allowed to enter.

Reservation no longer available

  • Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Dublino