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The BFI London Film Festival is one of Europe’s leading public film events, showcasing the best new cinema from around the world.

This year’s programme includes 13 films from Italy:

From Wednesday, October 07, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 2015

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This summer the list of events at the Italian Cultural Institute in London is rich with several concerts and also free film screenings.  Every Tuesday night and not only, come and watch great Italian classic films and latest releases.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Paths of Glory. A voyage with Mario Monicelli to the sites of the Great War

The Paths of Glory pays homage to Mario Monicelli and was shot when the director of The Great War (La grande guerra) was almost ninety. Sitting in front of a moviola, Monicelli comments on the footage from his trip-pilgrimage in the summer of 2004 to >>>

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pier Paolo Pasolini: cinema and anthropology

The analysis of the intersections between anthropological discourse, documentary and fiction, shows how Pasolini’s cinema is deeply related to visual anthropology: the visual anthropology theorised and practiced by the “New Ethnography” in the Eighties. >>>

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Salon Italia – UMBERTO D. by Vittorio De Sica

UMBERTO D. directed by Vittorio De Sica with Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari 1952 – 98 minutes A elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. Nick Walker is a freelance film programmer, events producer >>>

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

LA SEDIA DELLA FELICITA’ by Carlo Mazzacurati

LA SEDIA DELLA FELICITA’ directed by Carlo Mazzacurati with Valerio Mastandrea, Isabella Ragonese, Giuseppe Battiston 2013 – 94 minutes A beautician and a tattoo artist fall in love while looking for a treasure hidden in a chair. In the meantime, the >>>

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Directed by Bruno OlivieroWith Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Battiston, Sandra Ceccarelli, Alice Raffaelli2014 – 94 minutesAfter the death of his wife, inspector Monaco seems uninterested and tired of his work. Refusing to return to the streets he spends the >>>

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Directed by Giovanni Veronesi With Elio Germano, Alessandra Mastronardi, Ricky Memphis, Sergio Rubini 2013 – minutesErnesto is a simple man, upholsterer, nursery-school cook, driver, film extra: he’s a jack of all trades. With him and his best friend >>>

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Michele, a shepherd of Orgosolo unfairly charged with rustling and murder, is forced to take to the hills. In his flight into the inaccessible areas of Barbagia, where there is neither water nor pastures, he loses every sheep in his flock. One night, >>>

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Venue: Italian Cultural Institute

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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

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Italian films at BFI London Film festival



– Bertolucci on Bertolucci
tomorrow 12:15 NFT1 ( BFI Southbank)
13 October 15:15 Curzon Mayfair
My Class
11 October 20:30 NFT2 (BFI Southbank)
13 October 12:30 Renoir Cinema
– Honey (Miele – il film)
12 October 18:30 RichMix
13 October 21:00 Cinema Lumiere
– A street in Palermo (Via Castellana Bandiera)
13 October 18:30 RITZY
15 October 15:45 NFT3 (BFI Southbank)
18 October 18:15 VUE7
20 October 16:30 Cine Lumiere
– L’Intrepido – A lonely hero
18 October 20:45 RITZY
19 October 20:45 NFT2
20 October 18:00 VUE5
– Those happy days (Anni Felici)
18 October 21:15 Curzon Mayfair
19 October 15:30 Screen On The Green
– Stop the pounding heart
10 October 16:00 NFT2
13 October 13:00 Cine Lumiere
17 October 21:00
– Sandra
10 October 15:15 VUE7
13 October 15:00 NFT1

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