From the Middle East to the Far East, three big festivals - Haifa, Busan, and Tokyo - showcase a selection of Italian films. A common thread is Taviani
, that will be screened in each of these three festivals after its world premiere in Toronto.
Seven Italian films will be screened at the 33rd Haifa International Film Festival
(October 5-14), presenting a variety of Italian cinema, including animation film Cindarella the Cat
. The selection also include: A ciambra, Love Stories that Cannot Belong to This World, Emma, The Intruder
, and Holding Hands
. Directors Alessandro Rak, Jonas Carpignano, Silvio Soldini, Leonardo Di Costanzo
, and actress Lucia Mascino
will attend the festival.
The 22nd Busan International Film Festival
will take place from October 12 to 21, alongside its big film market. The line-up features seven italian films: Diego Olivares
will compete in the Flash Forward section dedicated to young talents; in the same section, out of competition, also Dario Albertini
and Valentina Pedicini
's Where Shadows Fall
. The World Cinema section will show The Intruder
, Vincenzo Marra
, and Paolo Virzì
's The Leisure Seeker
's and Luca Bellino
's debut feature Crater
is selected in the international competition of the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival
(October 25 - November 3).
The selection process for the three festivals and the talent attendance have been organized and coordinated by Istituto Luce Cinecittà - Filmitalia