Three Italian films at the Sydney Film Festival
After being postponed twice due to
the lockdowns, the Sydney Film Festival, the biggest festival in Australia,
finally opens on November 3rd with the drama Here Out West,
set in the multi-cultural outskirts of the city. The event will wrap on
November 14th with Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. Thanks
to the collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Sydney, three Italian
films made it to the program: The Hand of God by Paolo Sorrentino
is the semi-autobiographical story of a boy in 1980s Naples, winner of the
Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival; A Black Jesus by Luca
Lucchesi tackles fears and prejudices in a small Sicilian town where people
worship a black Christ; Nowhere Special by Uberto Pasolini, story
of a man who knows he will die soon and tries to provide the most serene future
for his three-year-old son. The collaboration between the Italian Institute of
Culture in Sydney with the Sydney Film Festival has guaranteed a relevant
participation of Italian films over the years, besides the attendance of many
guests from Italy – directors, actresses, actors, and other film professionals –
in order to foster an international cooperation that could eventually promote
Fondazione Pesaro Nuovo Cinema is pleased to announce the dates for the 58th Edition of the Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, to be held in Pesaro from 18th to 25th June 2022. Next edition’s Special Event on Italian cinema will be dedicated to Mario Martone.
“Safely at the movies” is the catchphrase that will take the audience through this year’s Capri Hollywood, the international film festival to be held from December 26th to January 2nd.
We Still Talk by Pupi Avati is the winner of the Pirelli Award at the Italian Film Festival of Sao Paulo in Brazil. “I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the organizers of this festival who have been promoting our cinema in their country for the past 16 years,” stated the director.
Giorgio Diritti’s Hidden Away wins the 24th edition of Cinema! Italia!, the festival organized since 1998 in Germany by the Made in Italy Association. Diritti was already a winner back in 2010 with The Man Who Will Come.