Sample a taste of Italian cinema in London at Made in Italy: 1 – 5 March 2017, featuring the first UK screening of the newly restored version of the Battle of Algiers
This seventh edition of the Cinema Made in Italy festival brings a brand new array of exciting and inspiring films to the South Kensington cinema. Screenings are followed by Q&A sessions with the film-makers, offering audiences the opportunity to get involved in lively discussions.
This year’s line-up comprises nine new feature films, plus the recently restored version of Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 masterpiece THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (La Battaglia di Algeri), distributed in the UK by CultFilms: www.cultfilms.co.uk. It will be the very first time this restored version is shown on the big screen in the UK.
Opening night film 7 MINUTES (7 Minuti) was selected for the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival Competition, and was in the official selection at the 2016 Rome International Film Festival. The Biennale College Cinema gem EARS (Orecchie) screened at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival, as did Michele Vannucci’s I WAS A DREAMER (Il più grande sogno), Pippo Delbono’s VANGELO, and Irene Dionisio’s PAWN STREETS (Le Ultime Cose).
PERICLE THE BLACK (Pericle il Nero), starring Italy’s much-loved Riccardo Scamarcio, was in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section at last year’s Cannes International Film Festival. Roberto Andò’s THE CONFESSIONS (Le Confessioni), starring Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil and Connie Nielsen, has screened at a multitude of festivals around the world, and was awarded the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 2016 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif is back with his latest feature film IN GUERRA PER AMORE, which was shown at both the Rome and Busan International Film Festivals last October. Andrea Molaioli’s SLAM (Tutto per una ragazza), featuring Luca Marinelli (who starred in last year’s They Call Me Jeeg) and based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name, premiered at the recent Torino Film Festival.
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. 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.
When: Screenings Wednesday 1 – Sunday 5 March 2017
Where: Ciné Lumière 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2DT, T +44 (0)20 7871 3515
Tickets: £12/£10 (conc.); £9/£7 (conc.) for films in the ‘Sunday Classics’ section; £5 for viewers aged 25 and under, if registered for the ’25 and Under £5 Scheme’ on the French Institute website