Win tickets to Cinema Made In Italy: A taste of la dolce vita in London

closing date: 6 Mar 2013

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Cinema Made In Italy
A taste of la dolce vita in London from 6–10 March 2013

Cinema Made in Italy 2013 kicks off on 6 March at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington, celebrating the third edition of London’s Italian film festival. The event, which has become an annual rendezvous, is organised by the Filmitalia Department of Istituto Luce Cinecittà in Rome and the Italian Cultural Institute in London. It offers cinemagoers in the capital a five day showcase of the best recent Italian productions, never before screened in the UK.

The festival’s five day programme includes ten new Italian films: a selection of eight titles made by Gianni Canova, Italian film critic, Professor of Cinema History and Dean of IULM University in Milan, and a special choice of two films by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London. The screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with directors and actors. This is a unique chance for both the public and UK distributors to see Italian films that have not yet had exposure in the UK and a rare opportunity to catch up with brand new, cutting edge Italian cinema. The festival will highlight the work of established talent such as Ferzan Ozpetek, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marco Tullio Giordana and Luigi Lo Cascio, as well as introducing a raft of new names to audiences here. This year’s event also includes a special children’s screening of a new animated version of the classic Italian fairytale PINOCCHIO, screening on Sunday 10 March at the family friendly time of 5.00pm. For a full list of titles please see below.

The festival this year builds on the success of the 2011 and 2012 events. 2011’s festival opened with a concert at Cadogan Hall by Life Is Beautiful's Oscar-winning composer Nicola Piovani, and saw appearances by actors such as Toni and Peppe Servillo, Kim Rossi Stuart and Paolo Briguglia, as well as directors Mario Martone and Stefano Incerti. 2012 saw 13 titles screen, presented by directors and actors including Andrea Segre, Roan Johnson, Barbara Bobulova and Antonio Merone. The festival was followed by a fortnight of screenings of contemporary films and events including a celebration of the legendary director Vittorio de Seta.

After Cinema Made in Italy 2013 has drawn to a close, cinemagoers can continue to experience Italian film with the 22 March UK release of Matteo Garrone’s REALITY, awarded the Grand Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes.


Screenings 6-10 March:
Ciné Lumière, 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2DT
Tickets £8-10 plus booking fee
Booking information: T 020 7073 1350 /

Screening Programme
Wednesday 6 March
- 6.30pm MAGNIFICENT PRESENCE (Magnifica Presenza) 105 mins
Q&A with Ferzan Ozpetek (dir) and Elio Germano (act)
- 8.50pm THE LANDLORDS (Padroni Di Casa) 90 mins
Q&A with Edoardo Gabbriellini (dir), Elio Germano (act)

Thursday 7 March
- 6.30pm PIAZZA FONTANA: AN ITALIAN CONSPIRACY (Romanzo Di Una Strage) 129 mins
Introduction by Luigi Lo Cascio (act)
- 8.50pm THE IDEAL CITY (La Città Ideale) 105 mins
Q&A with Luigi Lo Cascio (dir and act)

Friday 8 March
- 6.30 pm PRETTY BUTTERFLIES (Bellas Mariposas) 100 mins
Q&A with Salvatore Mereu (dir)
- 8.50pm BALANCING ACT (Gli Equilibristi) 100 mins
Q&A with Ivano De Matteo (dir)

Sunday 10 March
- 5.00pm PINOCCHIO 75 mins
Q&A with Enzo d'Alò (dir) and Maricla Affatato (Voice of the Fox)
Please note that Pinocchio will be shown in English
- 7.30pm NiNA 80 mins
Q&A with Elisa Fuksas (dir) and Luca Marinelli (act)

The full programme is also available at:

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