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by Alyssa Fletcher (subscribe)
Writer, musician, lover of life and all things related to eating and drinking.
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During the 12th - 30th October, everyday will be a festival italiano at the Palace Nova Eastend Cinema as the Italian Film Festival hits Adelaide - and mamma mia, the programme for 2011 is a big one.

After 12 years of success, the Italian Film Festival is back for 2011 and with a diverse and ecclectic mix of 30 films to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice. The line-up includes mostly brand new Italian films, as well as a few classics, a couple of documentaries and a short film. All films are screened with English subtitles.

View the full programme here.

Passione - John Turturro's documentary about the music of Napoli

Opening night is Wednesday 12th October, where acclaimed comedy Welcome to the South kicks off the festival.

The grand finale of the Italian Film Festival showcases John Turturro's Passione - an acclaimed documentary celebrating the music of Napoli. Hop along to the closing night celebrations on Sunday 30th October for just $30 - ticket price includes premiere screening, live music and cocktails (over-18s only)

There's something for everyone at the Italian Film Festival, with comedy, romance, drama to whisk you away to the heart of Italian culture. Bask in the melodrama and enjoy the show. How very Italian.

Don't forget to join the conversation - tweet your fave parts of the festival @ItalianFF on twitter.

HINT: Want to make it a truly Italian experience? Go all out with a pre-movie dinner at Rigoni's on Leigh st (delicious Italian fare), and cap off the evening with a scoop of mouth-watering gelato from Gelatissimo - it's right around the corner from the Palace Nova Eastend Cinema. Bellissimo.
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Why? To celebrate Italian film & culture
When: Wednesday 12th - Sunday 30th October
Where: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
Cost: Palace movie club $14.50, Adult $18, Concession $15, Child $14. Multi-film purchase options available.
I'm tempted to go see something. I'm not to aware of Italian Cinema. I watch quite a few frech films, and asian cinema, but I can't think of any Italian films that I've seen before. (studying French and Asian screens has helped fuel my other obsessions).

Perhaps I'll have to see something to find out if Italian Cinema could become a new passion.

I also like the recommendation to head to Rigoni's beforehand. I'm a huge fan of Rigoni's! Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to try their meals but I have heard nothing but good things about them. They're pretty high on my list of places around Adelaide I need to get to. :)
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Monday, 3rd of October @ 01:33 pm
Hey Natasha, I'm the same actually - watch lots of French films so will have to check out something for the Italian Festival. Rigoni's is fantastic - it's a little bit pricey but is well worth it for a special occasion. Great authentic Italian food. Last time I was there I had a fantastic trio tasting of desserts.. with panna cotta and gelato - delish!
By Alyssa Fletcher - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 4th of October @ 03:04 am
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