La Giubba: A Film by Tony Romano & Corin Sword

Screens: September 11 – 20 at 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm. Additional screening: September 12 at 9pm.

The gallery is pleased to collaborate with TIFF to present La Giubba, a new film by Canadian artist Tony Romano and English-born, Toronto-raised Corin Sworn. La Giubba follows the intersections of five drifters over the course of two summer days in southern Italy. A young Albanian man and his daughter search for a swimming coach who fled their homeland in the 1990s, but instead find an Arbëresh community settled by their countrymen 600 years earlier. Meanwhile two theatre actors take on a dubious commission to increase audiences in the rural south and traverse the landscape fashioning little theatres of belief, until a Canadian interloper turns up. Employing professional and amateur actors, La Giubba situates its nomadic characters within both the stunning Italian landscape and the history inscribed upon it, visible and unseen.

Corin Sworn was born in London, England, and raised in Toronto. She studied psychology and integrated media before earning her master’s at the Glasgow School of Art. Sworn has exhibited internationally, including at the Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Britain, the National Gallery of Canada, and the 2013 Venice Biennale. Her film work has appeared at Rotterdam and the Centre Pompidou.

Tony Romano was born in Toronto and earned his B.F.A. from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. His film installations have been exhibited internationally, with solo and group shows at MoMA, Night Gallery in Los Angeles, Articule in Montreal, Kulturhuset in Stockholm, and MOCCA and The Power Plant in Toronto.