Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card

A Kind of Seeing presents one of Italian cinema’s greatest ‘silent divas’ with live musical accompaniment performed by not-so-silent six-piece Italian folk band The Badwills.  

Silent Divas: ASSUNTA SPINA is touring Scotland uncovering the hidden histories of women. This event will be supported by readings from local women writers from Orkney Voices to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Passion. Jealousy. Revenge. Join us for a rare silent Italian drama with a new live score by six-piece band The Badwills, followed by wild southern Italian folk dancing for all in Stromness Town Hall.  Assunta Spina (1915) stars Francesca Bertini, one of Italian cinema’s greatest ‘silent diva’ actresses smouldering on-screen as she’s torn between the men who can’t control her passions. Complementing the film’s striking Neapolitan backdrop this new score is co-commissioned by Glasgow Film Festival and A Kind of Seeing.  After the film, try out the traditional Southern Italian dances of pizzica and tammurriata with The Badwills’ furious live music.  Wear red for passion and have your tambourines at the ready!



This event is taking place as part of a Scottish tour supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations, and by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network and funded by BFI and Creative Scotland.

Directors: Francesca Bertini & Gustavo Serena
Italy 1915 / Recommended 12+
Italian intertitles with English subtitles

One thought on “SAT 09 MARCH – SILENT DIVAS: ‘ASSUNTA SPINA’ (12A) with live score from THE BADWILLS

  1. […] We can share a bit of babysitting with our neighbours here, and I’ve been able to get out to the big screen. Our local film club, the West Side Cinema, does a fortnightly (so far) show in the town hall just along the street. We’ve had a very contemplative Lucky and a brilliant live soundtrack from The Badwills for Assunta Spina. […]

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