Salute to Filmmaker Stijn Coninx & MARINA

Arclight La Jolla

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


On Screen: 4:30pm or 7:30pm (You Pick!)

ArcLight La Jolla (Auditoriums 4 & 5)

Cinema Chat and Introduction begins 30 minutes prior to screenings

Discussion follows screenings

In Association with the Consul General of Belgium

The Cinema Society of San Diego


Academy Award Nominated filmmaker

Stijn Coninx and MARINA

Stijn, Baron Coninx was born in Belgium in 1957, and is one of the world's most important filmmakers. Nominated for an Academy Award for DAENS in 1992, and was made a Baron by King Albert II of Belgium. Currently, he serves as President of the Belgium Directors Guild.

Tonight we salute Mr. Coninx, who will join us to introduce his latest film:


Italy, 1948. Young Rocco is growing up in impoverished Calabria. One day his father Salvatore decides to move the family to Belgium where he can earn a lot of money by working in the coalmines. Rocco becomes a migrant overnight, but he wants to fit in and make something of himself. His talent with the accordion helps a lot. Against his father's wishes and better judgment, Rocco seeks an escape through music.

This raucous story is based on the childhood memories of the beloved vocalist Rocco Granata and named after one of his biggest hits.

Running Time: 118 Minutes / Not Rates

PLEASE NOTE: MARINA is in Dutch with English Subtitles

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