Writer_ Karen A. d’Arcangelo
If you’re interested in cinema, why not check out something a little bit different with the Cinema made in Italy festival next week. Karen fills you in.
Since Paolo Sorrentino’s award-winning The Great Beauty, Italian cinema has been in the spotlight all around the world. In just a few days we will discover if Sorrentino’s masterpiece will conquer the Oscars, after winning awards at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs. And so with all eyes on Italian film, the Cinema Made in Italy festival will make its fifth return in London on 5-9th of March 2014.
The festival set in South Kensington’s Ciné Lumière will feature five days of screenings of Italian cinema’s latest gems: ten feature films and one documentary- an opportunity that should not be missed. A Q&A with the film’s directors will follow every screening, giving audiences the opportunity to explore and deepen their passion for Italian Cinema.
The highlights of the festival see Ettore Scola’s How Strange to Be Named Federico!, affectionate tribute to Federico Fellini; Roberto Andò’s Viva La Libertà; Matteo Oleotto’s Zoran, My Nephew The Idiot, winner of the Critics’ Week Public’s Prize at the 2013 Venice International Film Festival; and The Fifth Wheel, directed by Giovanni Veronesi, and starring Elio Germano, one of Italy’s finest young actors who won the Best Actor award at the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival for his role in La Nostra Vita.
Cinema Made In Italy is organised by Istituto Luce – Cinecittà’s promotional department in Rome (Filmitalia), and the Italian Cultural Institute in London. For further details on Istituto Luce – Cinecittà, please go to: www.filmitalia.org.
The full programme is also available at:
VENUE AND BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
Screenings 5 – 9 March:
Ciné Lumière, 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2DT
Tickets £8-10 plus booking fee
Booking information: T 020 7073 1350 / https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/online-booking
Wednesday 5th March
6.30 pm VIVA LA LIBERTÀ by 93 mins
Q+A with Roberto Andò (dir)
8.50 pm THE THIRD HALF (Il Terzo Tempo) 96 mins
Q+A with Enrico Maria Artale (dir)
Thursday 6th March
6.30 pm BORDER 95 mins
Q+A with Alessio Cremonini (dir)
8.50 pm THE REFEREE (L’Arbitro) 96 mins
Q+A with Stefano Accorsi (actor) TBC
Friday 7th March
6.30 pm THE HUMAN FACTOR (La Variabile Umana) 83 mins
Q+A with Bruno Oliviero (dir) and Giuseppe Battiston (actor)
8.50 pm THE FIRST SNOW (La Prima Neve) 104 mins
Q+A with Giuseppe Battiston (actor)
Saturday 8th March
4.00 pm OFF ROAD (Fuoristrada) 68 mins
Q+A with Elisa Amoruso (dir)
6.30 pm THOSE HAPPY YEARS (Anni Felici) 101 mins
Q+A with Daniele Luchetti (dir)
8.50 pm HOW STRANGE TO BE NAMED FEDERICO! (Che Strano Chiamarsi Federico!) 93 mins
Intro only – there will be no Q+A
Sunday 9th March
5.00 pm THE FIFTH WHEEL (L’Ultima Ruota del Carro) 113 mins
Q+A with Giovanni Veronesi (dir) and Elio Germano (actor) TBC
7.30 pm ZORAN, MY NEPHEW THE IDIOT (Zoran, Il Mio Nipote Scemo) 106 mins
Q+A with Matteo Oleotto (dir) and Giuseppe Battiston (actor)