Venice Film Festival International Showcase: Like Turtles


Venice Film Festival International Showcase: Like Turtles

Please note…

This theatrical screening has reached its registration capacity*.
* Arts Circle Members can be added to the waiting list by emailing

Arts Circle and Film Lover Members, you and a guest are invited to join us for a theatrical screening* of Like Turtles, including an in-person conversation with director Monica Dugo.

A reception for all attendees will follow the screening and conversation.

* Masks are required for this event. See details below.

Daniele, Lisa, Sveva and Paolo, are an apparently perfect middle-class family living in a beautiful house in the historic center of Rome. One day the husband empties the closet and leaves the family. The empty wardrobe becomes, for Lisa, the ideal place to take refuge and work through the separation. Sveva, the seventeen-year-old daughter, does everything to get her out, not accepting the bizarre behavior of her mother and the inexplicable absence of her father. Daniele will not return home, but Lisa will be able, thanks to the love of her children and a newfound strength, to take the first step to overcome the pain.

2021, 80 minutes, color | Directed by Monica Dugo | Written by Monica Dugo, Massimiliano Nardulli | Starring Monica Dugo, Romana Maggiora Vergano, Edoardo Boschetti, Angelo Libri, Francesco Gheghi | Produced by Cinzia Rutson

Registration Information

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Arts Circle and Film Lover Members can register for this event starting at 12:00 am on Thursday, December 22. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.


On the day of the event, registered Members may pick up tickets as early as thirty minues prior to the scheduled start time. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may not enter the venue without the Member who registered them present. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.

All attendees must wear a mask upon entering and remaining within the venue. The mask must cover the nose, mouth and chin.

Complimentary parking provided with validation. Garage entrance on Masselin.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible to everyone. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. Limit one registration per Membership, per event.

Members are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.