Umbria is a region in central Italy known for its charming little villages and medieval buildings, such as Orvieto Cathedral and Carbonana Castle.

Although Jewish life in Perugia goes back a long way, as evidenced by a 1279 law ordering their expulsion and, above all, a manuscript from 1414, short films from the 1920s showing religious events have been shown to the public. Admittedly, these works are less famous in the region than Al Pacino’s filmography, but he made his debut on foreign stages in Spoleto, starring alongside John Cazale in a play by Israel Horovitz.