Cinecittà, Institut Français and The Italian Cultural Institute in London are delighted to announce the full line up of films for the 13th edition of CINEMA MADE IN ITALY which will take place at the Cine Lumiere between March 9 and 13 2023.
CINEMA MADE IN ITALY showcases the best of Italian cinema with eleven new releases forming the heart of the programme all curated by CEO of Film London and British Film Commission, Adrian Wootton OBE. Audiences will have the chance to catch the cutting edge of Italian cinema with many films having their UK premiere as part of the festival as well as enjoying a classic of Italian cinema which this year is the cult comedy Fantozzi from 1975.
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“I am delighted once more to have the pleasure and privilege of curating Cinema Made in Italy for my friends and partners Cinecittà for its 2023 London edition . It’s wonderful to be able to present such a diverse, exciting range of material and welcome an array of special guests which clearly demonstrate the fantastic talent and creativity of contemporary Italian cinema “.
Adrian Wootton OBE – CEO Film London and British Film Commission
Highlights include breakouts from the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals such as Le Otto Montagne (The Eight Mountains), L’immensità starring Penelope Cruzand Mark Cousins’ The March on Rome as well as the winner of European Film Award for Best Animation Interdit Aux Chiens et Aux Italiens (No Dogs Or Italians Allowed). All of these and more will screen at the Cine Lumiere as part of the festival with special guests attending throughout the festival. The full line up is listed below and synopses for each film can be found at the bottom of this release.
· Fantozzi by Luciano Salce
· Il Colibrì (The Hummingbird) by Francesca Archibugi*
· Il Signore Delle Formiche (The Lord of The Ants) by Gianni Amelio*
· In Viaggio by Gianfranco Rosi*
· Interdit Aux Chiens et Aux Italiens (No Dogs or Italians Allowed) by Alain Ughetto
· Le Otto Montagne (The Eight Mountains) by Felix van Groeningen & Charlotte Vandermeersch
· L’immensità by Emanuele Crialese
· Margini (Margins) by Niccolò Falsetti*
· The March on Rome by Mark Cousins
· Notte Fantasma (Ghost Night) by Fulvio Risuleo*
· Siccità (Dry) by Paolo Virzì*
· Spaccaossa (The Bone Breakers) by Vincenzo Pirrotta*
* indicates UK premiere