Home Upcoming Events Aldo Iuliano’s award winning film ‘Penalty’ receives west coast theatrical release 

Aldo Iuliano’s award winning film ‘Penalty’ receives west coast theatrical release 

Aldo Iuliano’s award winning drama Penalty has been making waves in the film world, as this wonderful film has received nearly thirty awards and has been selected for five Academy qualifying Film Festivals. Now this exciting film will open in theatres in Los Angeles.

Penalty shares the story of a group of guys playing football in the middle of nowhere. There is a much more than a simple victory at stake.

Italian director Aldo Iuliano began his career as a cartoonist. Since graduating University this talented director has already been recognized for his work. His award winning short films include Fulgenzio, NatalinoTattoo, La lezione and Haukna MatataAldo has also worked in Television, is a directing professor at the Film Academy Romeur and is currently working on his first feature film.

The actors in the film are not professionals, but men who the director got to know after living alongside them. Cinematographer Daniele Ciprì is best known for his film It was the Son and was nominated for a David di Donatello award at the Italian Academy for Cinema. Award winning editor Marco Spoletini won the David di Donatello award at the Italian Academy for Cinema, for his work on Gommorah and he edited this special film. Producer Andrette Lo Conte studied in Italy and went on to obtain her masters degree in TV and Cinema at the Royal Holloway University of London. In 2013 she launched Freak Factory production company and is now in development for her first feature In Utero, a psychological horror.

Penalty opens at the Arena Screen in Hollywood on August 4th and then in Santa Monica from 11-13th August.

Theatrical release dates:

August 4th – 10th, Arena Screen Hollywood, 6464 Sunset Blvd. Lobby Level, Hollywood, Ca. 90028

Fri & Sat: 6:45 PM

Sun: 5:45 PM

Mon: 6:45 PM

Tue & Wed: 8:30 PM

Thu: 7:15 PM

August 11th – 13th, Arena Screen, Santa Monica, 1526 14th St. Santa Monica, Ca. 90404

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