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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 filmUna Famiglia at Cine Lumiere on Sunday 11th March.

When CINEMA MADE IN ITALY returns to London’s Ciné Lumière, Italian cinema lovers will once again be able to sample some of the best recent Italian productions which are on offer, in yet another diverse and enticing programme.

The eighth edition of the city’s beloved Italian film festival will take place from 7 – 11 March. As always, screenings will be followed by film-maker Q&A sessions, giving viewers the chance to become engaged in lively discussions. ​

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To be in with a chance of winning tickets to the screening on  a pair of tickets to Una famiglia on Sunday 5thMarch at 6.30, all you have to do is answer this simple question: Who won the Oscar in 1971 for Best foreign Language film?

  1. Elio Petri
  2. Federico Fellini
  3. Gabriele Salvatores

 Email your response to monique.reid@premiercomms.com before the entry deadline – Thursday 8 March, 2:00PM – the winner will be notified by email.




The line-up includes eight new Italian films plus the 1977 classic title A SPECIAL DAY (Una Giornata Particolare), directed by the late maestro Ettore Scola and starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. The opening night film is Paolo Taviani’s World War II drama RAINBOW (Una Questione Privata), featuring Luca Marinelli (They Call Me Jeeg, Don’t Be Bad) and Valentina Bellé, recently seen in the Italian-British television drama series Medici: Masters of Florence.

One of the highlights to look forward to this year is Andrea Pallaoro’s heart-rending drama HANNAH, which earned Charlotte Rampling the Best Actress Award at the 2017 Venice International Film Festival. Other titles in the line-up which premiered in Venice are the wildly enjoyable musical LOVE AND BULLETS (Ammore e Malavita) by Antonio e Marco Manetti; the slick and creative animation film CINDERELLA THE CAT (Gatta Cenerentola) by Alessandro Rak; and Sebastiano Riso’s impressive second feature UNA FAMIGLIA.

Leonardo di Costanzo, who presented his award-winning film The Interval in London in 2012, will be making a welcome return with his latest feature THE INTRUDER (L’Intrusa), which screened in Directors’ Fortnight at last year’s Cannes International Film Festival. Sergio Castellitto’s social melodrama FORTUNATA also premiered in Cannes, in Un Certain Regard, landing Jasmine Trinca with the section’s Best Actress Award for her gritty performance as a poverty-stricken single mother. Lucia Mascino also delivers a stunning performance in STORIES OF LOVE THAT CANNOT BELONG TO THIS WORLD (Amori Che Non Sanno Stare al Mondo), by acclaimed director Francesca Comencini.

CINEMA MADE IN ITALY is organised by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà’s promotional department in Rome (Filmitalia), with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London, the official agency for the promotion of Italian language and culture in England and Wales. For further details on their activities, please visit: www.filmitalia.org / www.icilondon.esteri.it. The films were selected by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London.

Ciné Lumière : 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT, T +44 (0)20 7871 3515

Tickets: £12/£10 (conc.); £9/£7 (conc.) for films in the ‘Sunday Classics’ section; £5 for viewers aged 25 and under, if registered for the ’25 and Under £5 Scheme’ on the French Institute website 


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2016 marks the sixth year of Cinema Made in Italy, an annual festival of Italian contemporary cinema, organised by Istituto Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with Ciné Lumière and with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London.

This year’s edition showcases nine titles selected by film experts Giorgio Gosetti and Adrian Wootton, reflecting the best of Italian production, from Anna by Giuseppe Gaudino which won Valeria Golino a Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at Venice Film Festival to Wondrous Boccaccio by Masters Taviani Brothers, freely inspired by The Decameron. Other highlights include The First Light by Vincenzo Marra starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Claudio Cupellini’s romance The Beginners with 2010 Cannes Best Actor Elio Germano and this year’s Italian entry for Oscars, Don’t Be Bad by Claudio Caligari.

To top it all off, directors and actors will attend on stage Q&As after the screenings.


Anna (Per amor vostro)
Thursday 10 March, 6.15pm

First Light (La prima luce)
Friday 11 March, 6.20pm

The Beginners (Alaska)
Friday 11 March, 8.50pm

Wondrous Boccacio (Maraviglioso Bocaccio)

Saturday 12 March, 6.00pm

God Willing (Se Dio vuole)
Saturday 12 March, 8.50pm

Don’t Be Bad (Non essere cattivo)
Sunday 13 March, 4.30pm

They Call Me Jeeg Robot (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot)
Sunday 13 March, 7.30pm

Long Live the Bride (Viva la sposa)
Monday 14 March, 6.30pm

Chlorine (Cloro)
Monday 14 March, 8.40pm

Venue: French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT

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