Cinema Made in Italy returns to London's Ciné Lumière from 10-14 March 2016, bringing cinematic treats to the South Kensington cinema, with the cream of recent Italian productions showcasing at London's best-loved Italian film festival. The majority of the films are UK premieres, and as in previous years, screenings will be followed by Q&As with visiting directors and actors, giving audiences the opportunity to gain an insider's view, and engage in lively discussions.
The 2016 edition offers another stellar line-up, starting with the opening night film Anna (Per Amor Vostro), which premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, where lead Valeria Golino won the award for Best Actress. Also premiering at last year's Venice were First Light (La Prima Luce), Long Live The Bride (Viva La Sposa) and Don't Be Bad (Non Essere Cattivo). Chlorine (Cloro) debuted at last year's Sundance and Berlin film festivals, whilst They Call Me Jeeg Robot (Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot) premiered at the Rome Film Festival.
Veteran filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani bring us Wondrous Boccaccio (Maraviglioso Boccaccio), and Claudio Cupellini, who collaborated as a director on the recent Italian mafia series Gomorrah, will present his latest feature The Beginners (Alaska). Last but not least, Londoners will have the chance to catch the Italian box office hit God Willing (Se Dio Vuole), which earned writer and director Edoardo Falcone the David di Donatello Best New Director Award in 2015.
The five-day annual event 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.
This year's slate comprises nine feature films, seven of which were chosen by Giorgio Gosetti, a renowned film critic and festival programmer who also regularly sits on film festival juries, and was deputy director of the Venice International Film Festival from 1992 - 1996. Two titles were selected by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London.
The full programme can be found at:
On offer is a pair of tickets for Chlorine plus Q&A with director Lamberto Sanfelice on Monday 14 March, Ciné Lumière, London, 8.40 pm.
Seventeen-year-old Jenny dreams of becoming a synchronised swimmer, but her carefree life in the seaside town of Ostia near Rome is turned upside down by the sudden death of her mother. With a sick father and nine-year-old brother to look after, Jenny has no choice but to move to a remote mountain village in Abruzzo. Before long she starts to get weighed down by these new responsibilities, all the while yearning to run after her dream.
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Who directed Chlorine?
- Lamberto Sanfelice
- Vittorio Taviani
- Gabriele Mainetti
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