Friday 23rd February 2018,
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Cinema Made in Italy 2018 – London Programme Announced

Cinema Made in Italy 2018 in its eighth edition, includes RAINBOW by Paolo Taviani and LOVE AND BULLETS by the Manetti Brothers, as well as a host of other fantastic films.

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The eighth edition of CINEMA MADE IN ITALY will launch at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington on Wednesday 7th March. Paolo Taviani’s World War II drama RAINBOW (Una Questione Privata), starring Luca Marinelli and Valentina Bellé will open the five-day event. In addition to eight new Italian productions, the 2018 programme also includes the 1977 classic title A SPECIAL DAY (Una Giornata Particolare), directed by the late maestro Ettore Scola and starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.

One of the highlights to look forward to this year is Andrea Pallaoro’s heart-rending drama HANNAH, which earned Charlotte Rampling the Best Actress Award at the 2017 Venice International Film Festival. Other titles in the line-up which premiered in Venice are the wildly enjoyable musical LOVE AND BULLETS (Ammore e Malavita) by Antonio and Marco Manetti; the slick and creative animation filmCINDERELLA THE CAT (Gatta Cenerentola) by Alessandro Rak; and Sebastiano Riso’s impressive second feature UNA FAMIGLIA.

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Leonardo di Costanzo, who presented his award-winning film The Interval in London in 2012, will be making a welcome return with his latest feature THE INTRUDER (L’Intrusa), which screened in Directors’ Fortnight at last year’s Cannes International Film Festival. Sergio Castellitto’s social melodrama FORTUNATA also premiered in Cannes, in Un Certain Regard, landing Jasmine Trinca with the section’s Best Actress Award for her gritty performance as a poverty-stricken single mother. Lucia Mascino also delivers a stunning performance in STORIES OF LOVE THAT CANNOT BELONG TO THIS WORLD (Amori Che Non Sanno Stare al Mondo), by acclaimed directorFrancesca Comencini.

CINEMA MADE IN ITALY 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. The films were selected by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London. As always, screenings will be followed by film-maker Q&A sessions, giving viewers the chance to become engaged in lively discussions.

VENUE AND BOX OFFICE INFORMATION: 

Where: Ciné Lumière 17 Queensberry 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

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