Francesco Bruni’s Friends by Chance will open the 19th edition of Nuovo Cinema Italia, the festival of Italian cinema taking place in Vienna from June 13th to 19th. The event is organized by Made in Italy in collaboration with Votiv Kino, a prestigious and historical theatre in the Austrian capital, distribution company Filmladen, and the Italian Institute of Culture, with the contribution of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. Bruni will present the film to the audience and will take part in a Q&A session after the screening.

After Vienna, the festival will tour to the cities of Graz and Innsbruck. The line-up also includes Manetti Bros.’ Love and Bullets, Riccardo Milani’s Like a Cat on a Highway, Vincenzo Marra’s Equilibrium, Sergio Castellitto’s Lucky, Salvatore Allocca’s Taranta on the Road.