Lygon Street: Si Parla Italiano (2013)

Lygon Street Si parla Italiano

Summary: After the disaster of World War II, a wave of Italian immigrants found their way to Melbourne – a strange place, suspicious of outsiders and completely devoid of a good cup of espresso. Congregating in a then run-down stretch of Carlton known as Lygon Street, these irrepressible restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and sometime mafiosi would come to define not only a street, but an entire city.

Documentarians Shannon Swan and Angelo Pricolo tell the history of this famous cultural epicentre, combining archival footage, one-on-one interviews and a roundtable of Lygon Street’s most prominent figures,  bringing to life the people, places and, of course, pastas that have made up one of Melbourne’s most remarkable communities.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 14th November, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Australia

Director: Angelo Pricolo, Shannon Swan

Screenwriter: Nil

Cast: Anthony LaPaglia

Runtime: 90 mins



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