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Cinema Made in Italy is offering the chance for you and a friend to go to an exclusive screening of the Italian film, I WAS A DREAMER (Il più grande sogno) at Ciné Lumière  on Sunday 5th of March at 6.40

I WAS A DREAMER (Il più grande sogno)

Director: Michele Vannucci – 100 mins

Cast: Mirko Frezza, Alessandro Borghi, Vittorio Viviani, Milena Mancini, Ivana Lotito, Ginevra De Carolis

Mirko is a 39 year old father of two, who returns home after an eight year stint in jail. He dreams of being given a second chance, and attempts to leave behind a life of violence and petty crime once and for all. The perfect opportunity arises when he is unexpectedly elected president of the neighborhood committee in his local area in a run-down suburb of Rome. Before long, Mirko starts putting all his energy into transforming the lives of those around him, setting up a soup kitchen and food bank, and even persuading fellow down-and-outs to grow tomatoes on a nearby allotment. Little by little, he manages to reconcile with his two daughters, and prepare for the arrival of his third child, which his ever-patient wife is expecting. Michele Vannucci met lead actor Mirko Frezza when he was auditioning for his graduation film in 2012. Hanging out with him for three years inspired Vannucci to write the screenplay for I Was a Dreamer, which is based on Mirko’s real-life experiences.

To be in with a chance of winning tickets to the screening on  a pair of tickets to I WAS A DREAMER (Il più grande sogno) on Sunday 5th March at 6.40

All you have to do is answer this simple question: Who is the director of  the Italian film Ladri di biciclette?

  1. Roberto Rossellini
  2. Federico Fellini
  3. Vittorio De Sica

Email your response to Megan.Jones@premiercomms.com before the entry deadline – TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2017, 2:00PM – the winner will be notified by email.

You can also buy tickets now by visiting  www.institut-francais.org.uk 


Cinema Made in Italy 1-5 March 2017

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Cinema Made in Italy 2014 will kick off on 5 March at Ciné Lumière, celebrating its fourth edition. The event, which has become an annual rendezvous, is organised by Istituto Luce Cinecittà/ Filmitalia and the Italian Cultural Institute and offers a 5-day showcase of the best recent Italian productions.



The Third Half
Wed 05 Mar     8.50pm + Q&A
Viva la liberta’
Wed 05 Mar     6.30pm + Q&A
Thu 06 Mar     6.30pm + Q&A
The Referee
Thu 06 Mar     8.50pm + Q&A
The Human Factor
Fri 07 Mar     6.30pm + intro & Q&A
The First Snow
Fri 07 Mar     8.50pm + intro & Q&A
Off Road
Sat 08 Mar     4.00pm + Q&A
Those Happy Years
Sat 08 Mar     6.30pm + intro & Q&A
How Strange to Be Named Federico!
Sat 08 Mar     8.50pm + intro
The Fifth Wheel
Sun 09 Mar     5.00pm + Q&A
Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot
Sun 09 Mar     7.30pm + Q&A


Date: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 – Sunday, March 09, 2014

Ciné Lumière, 17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT.

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The third edition of Cinema Made in Italy offers a 5-day showcase of the best recent Italian productions. The festival’s programme includes 10 brand new Italian films: a selection of eight titles made by Gianni Canova, Italian film critic, Professor of Cinema History and Dean of IULM University in Milan, and a special choice of two films by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London. Four of these films are French-Italian coproductions, highlighting the long history of fruitful cinematic collaboration between France and Italy.


The screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with directors and actors. This is a unique chance to see Italian films that have not yet had exposure in the UK and a rare opportunity to catch up with brand new, cutting edge Italian cinema.www.filmitalia.org

Read more: Italian Cultural Institute

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