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Monday, October 21, 2019

Michele Diomà and James Ivory's New Film to Premiere in New York

It's just been announced that director Michele Diomà's new film, Dance With Me Again Heywood!, starring novelist James Ivory, will make it's world premiere in New York as a Special Event at the 2019 edition of N.I.C.E. (New Italian Cinema Events).

Heywood is a poet who works several jobs to make a living. He was a florist for a while and he's been working as a video editor ever since he moved to New York. Heywood lives a lonely life with two homeless men as his only friends until an expected encounter rocks his world. One morning, he meets a woman suffering from "Moon Butterfly Syndrome”, a condition that makes her invisible to everyone except carriers of the syndrome, such as Heywood. The two start seeing each other, often to go waltzing in secret on a Manhattan rooftop. At the same time, Heywood starts wondering whether he'll be able to ignore the prejudice cast upon him by people who could only see a man talking to himself in the streets, while in fact he was with the invisible woman. Will Heywood have the courage to be himself? This dilemma represents Heywood's challenge and the very core of this New York fairy tale, a film that combines two narrative threads while honoring the history of cinema thanks to the presence of James Ivory.

Diomà will be in New York to present the film on November 20. We will keep you posted on the venue and complete lineup of N.I.C.E. as soon as they become available. Click here to read my 2017 interview with Michele Diomà.

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