The Macaluso Sisters


a film by Emma Dante

Imagine Chekhov’s Three Sisters (now five), in 1980s Sicily. Adapted from her prize-winning stage play of the same name, Emma Dante’s moving, decades-traversing drama THE MACALUSO SISTERS follows a family of five orphaned sisters living on the top floor of a distressed building in Palermo, who rent pastel-painted doves to weddings and birthdays to earn a living. When a sudden catastrophic seaside event alters the family dynamic, they are left grappling with the outcome. The delicate balance of sisterhood is tested in this accomplished, generation-spanning three-act sophomore feature. In the Financial Times, Wendy Ide writes that THE MACALUSO SISTERS is, “a hauntingly lovely, strikingly unusual portrait of family trauma.”  –Film Forum

THE MACALUSO SISTERS premiered in competition at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival where it won the Pasinetti Awards (given by the National Union of Italian Journalists) for Best Film and Best Actress (awarded to the ensemble cast playing the sisters).

Opens August 6, 2021
Film Forum, New York City – TICKETS
Opens August 13, 2021
The Maple, Detroit MI
Laemmle Royal, West Los Angeles CA
Laemmle Town Center, Encino CA
Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena CA
Laemmle Newhall, Santa Clarita CA
Edwards Westpark 8, Irvine CA
Harkins Shea 14, Scottsdale AZ
Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton FL
Opens August 20, 2021
Living Room Theaters, Indianapolis, IN
Living Room Theaters, Portland, OR
Real Art Ways, Hartford CT
Gateway, Ft. Lauderdale FL

Opens August 27

AFS Cinema, Austin TX
PFS Bourse, Philadelphia PA