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Cinema Made in Italy will be back from 5 – 9 March, as Ciné Lumière celebrates the fifth edition of London’s favourite Italian film festival. Italian cinema aficionados can look forward to another bumper crop, as this five day annual event showcases the best recent Italian productions. Once again, this year’s rich and diverse programme promises to delight and engage viewers, with films by established and new directors alike. As in previous years, screenings will be followed by Q&As with visiting filmmakers, allowing for audience participation and vibrant exchange.

The 2015 line-up offers something for everyone, and the Festival will open with Greenery Will Bloom Again by the renowned film-maker Ermanno Olmi, who ranks as one of Italy’s finest.  A poignant and evocative reminder of the Italian soldiers who lost their lives on the North-Eastern front during WW1, the film is due to be shown at a special gala screening at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

Another title not to be missed is the sharp-witted comedy Good for Nothing, by Gianni Di Gregorio, best known for directing the international arthouse hit Mid-August Lunch, and who also collaborated on the screenplay for Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah. The cutting edge video art duo Nicolò Massazza and Iacopo Bedogni, aka Masbedo bring us The Lack, a highly innovative work which was screened at last year’s Venice Film Festival as a special event within the Venice Days section. One of this year’s other highlights is undoubtedly The Mafia Kills Only in Summer by Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif, a comic take on the mob’s influence on life in modern day Sicily, which won Best European Comedy Award at the 2014 European Film Awards.

Cinema Made in Italy is organised by Istituto Luce – Cinecittà’s promotional department in Rome (Filmitalia). This year’s line-up includes nine feature films and the short film anthology 9×10 Novanta. Eight titles were chosen by the film critic and festival programmer Maurizio Di Rienzo, and two films were selected by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London. For further details on Istituto Luce – Cinecittà, please go to:www.filmitalia.org.


Screenings: 5 – 9 March 2015

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

Tickets: £10-12 plus booking fee

Full programme and booking details

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Films to laugh, films to love, films about the Italian poets Leopardi and Pasolini, the 58th BFI London film festival has a great calendar for this year.

8-19 October 2014. 248 films. 17 venues. 12 days.

Here is the list of the Italian movies this year:

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Scialla – 2001

Bruno Beltrame has let it all hang out, for quite a while. All that’s left of his old talent as a writer is just enough to ghost-write ‘other people’s books’. His passion for teaching has given way to a tiresome routine of tutoring equally apathetic students, including fifteen-year old Luca, who is as ignorant as the others, but vivacious and irreverent.

Date: Friday, March 09, 2012 – Saturday, March 10, 2012

Opening times: Fri 9 Mar 6.30pm; Sat 10 Mar 4.30pm

Venue: Ciné Lumière 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2DT

Organised by: Italian Cultural Institute


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The Italian Film Festival 2011 will kick off on 1 March 2011 with a concert at the Cadogan Hall by Nicola Piovani, winner of the Academy Award for the Score of Roberto Benigni’s Life Is Beautiful in 1998. The festival, due to become an annual event, is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in London and Cinecittà Luce.

Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 – Thursday, March 31, 2011

Venue: Ciné Lumière – 17 Queensberry Place, LONDON SW7 2DT

Organised by: Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with: Cinecitta’/Luce

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