It'll be interesting to see how the London audience react to the most "British" of the Italian characters, partisan Milton from Rainbow - A Private Affair. On March 7, the film opens this year's Cinema Made in Italy, an event dedicated to Italian cinema that brings to London the best Italian films of the season. Paolo Taviani will attend to present his film at the prestigious Ciné Lumière of the Institut Français in South Kensington.
Based on the masterpiece by Beppe Fenoglio - the anglophile par excellence among the Italian novelists - the film is one of the 7 titles selected for the first time by Adrian Wootton, Film London CEO and expert of Italian cinema. The event takes place from March 7 to 11 and represents an invaluable opportunity for Italian films to be discovered by the local press and audience.
Screenings are followed by Q&As with the directors and actors. Besides Paolo Taviani, the delegation of Italian talents is particularly rich this year: Francesca Comencini (Love Stories that Cannot Belong to this World), Andrea Pallaoro (Hannah), Manetti Bros. (Love and Bullets), Alessandro Rak (Cindarella the Cat), Sebastiano Riso (A Family), Jasmine Trinca (Lucky by Sergio Castellitto).
The selection also includes a tribute to Ettore Scola with the screening of A Special Day. History and impossible loves, as told in the films by Taviani and Scola, will certainly strike a chord with London cinema lovers. Cinema Made in Italy is organized by Istituto Luce Cinecittà-Filmitalia with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture in London.