Florence’s January Movies in English

A scene from ‘Little Women’

Florence’s January movies in English showing at the Odeon Cinema (piazza Strozzi) present two different stories of family life, one set in the US just after the Civil War and one set in WWII Germany.  Little Women, based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, rewards the viewer with a truly heartwarming story.   In Jo Jo Rabbit, the screenplay delivers a tender and moving message about anti-Semitism.  The films will be screened in English with Italian subtitles.

Little Women will be screened on January 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 22 (4, 6:30 & 9 pm), January 13 (6:30 pm), January 14 & 15 (9 pm), January 20 (4 pm) and January 21 (5 pm).

In this film adaptation of the coming-of-age novel, writer Jo March reflects back and forth on the lives of the March sisters.  Director Greta Gerwig presents a refreshing and realistic portrayal based on the novel set during and just after the U.S. Civil War.  Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet and Laura Dern, Little Women promises to entertain the whole family.

Jo Jo Rabbit will play January 23, 24 & 25 (4:30, 6:30 & 9 pm) and January 26 (4, 6 & 8:30 pm).   

A shy and lonely 10-year old German boy joins the Hitler Youth during World War II and becomes fully indoctrinated with Nazi ideals.  He suddenly confronts his blind nationalism when he discovers his mother, played by Scarlett Johansson, is hiding a young Jewish girl in the attic.  Director Taika Waititi skillfully tackles this provocative subject with sensitivity and satire.  (rita kungel)