The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy - Reading by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Arundhati Roy has a significant role in Indian cultural and political life today. Novelist and essayist, activist engaged in the defence of human rights and a determined ecologist, she questions power, whatever it is, and fights against social relegation due to ancestral traditions. In The God of Small Things, a novel which had immediate international recognition upon its release, she describes the life of two twins separated in their childhood by a dramatic event. Under her pen, Kerala, a state in the South of India where she grew up, reveals its beauty as well as its injustices.
Actress trained by Patrice Chéreau at École des Amandiers of Nanterre, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi has a career in cinema and theatre both in France and Italy, where she twice won the David di Donatello for best actress. She is also a talented filmmaker.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi also meets with the audience at Cinéma Odyssée after the movie La pazza gioia (Like Crazy) by Paolo Virzì. Monday 16 March at 8 pm.