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LYGON STREET SI PARLA ITALIANO

Australia, 2013 (MIFF 2013, Australian Showcase)

Director: Shannon Swan

The true story of Melbourne's most iconic street, as told by the men and women who made it.

After the disaster of World War II, a wave of Italian immigrants found their way to Melbourne – a strange place, suspicious of outsiders and completely devoid of a good cup of espresso. Congregating in a then run-down stretch of Carlton known as Lygon Street, these irrepressible restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and sometime mafiosi would come to define not only a street, but an entire city.

Now in Lygon Street, documentarians Shannon Swan and Angelo Pricolo tell the history of this famous cultural epicentre. Combining archival footage, one-on-one interviews and a roundtable of Lygon Street's most prominent figures, Swan and Pricolo bring to life the people, places and, of course, pastas that have made up one of Melbourne's most remarkable communities.

World Premiere.

Shannon Swan and Angelo Pricolo are guests of the festival.

D Shannon Swan, Angelo Pricolo P Angelo Pricolo, Shannon Swan, Jason McFadyen Dist Two Taps Productions L English, Italian w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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