Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2014

Home > Brisbane > Cultural Events | Family | Festivals | Fun Things To Do
by Jenny Wong (subscribe)
Food, Travel, Lifestyle Blogger ... Curation of things you can see, taste or do
Event: -
Bringing a dash of Mediterranean romance to 15 superb Palace locations from mid-September to late October, the Festival's 15th edition will premiere 34 show-stopping new features and documentaries plus one glamorous classic, showcasing the charisma of Italy's most engaging actors.

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

I saw 'I Can Quit Whenever I Want' the other day which is fast paced, frequently humorous and occasionally frightening foray into the seedy underworld of recreational drugs.

Although the film takes some time to establish itself, it quickly builds to explore the essential theme of the movie delving into the highs and lows associated with the "start-up" venture of a group of inexperienced dealers.

lavazza italian film festival

It highlights the heady mix of partying, drugs, women, fame and fortune, and whilst all these facets are initially alluring to the protagonists, the perils of such a decadent lifestyle quickly sees the group taught some stern life lessons during their journey in their new careers.

An interesting blend of the "Hangover" and "Breaking Bad", with the quirky Italian version of Zach Galifianakis stealing the show, makes this a fun, although at times serious portrayal of a dangerous and eclectic world foreign to most movie goers.

Those less familiar with the Italian language may find some of the subtle nuances within the dialogue harder to appreciate although this will be unlikely to take away from the overall enjoyment of what is a very good film.

The 2014 Lavazza Italian Film Festival will screen nationally at Palace Cinemas on the following dates:

VIC: 17 Sept - 12 Oct
NSW: 18 Sept - 12 Oct
ACT: 23 Sept - 15 Oct
WA: 24 Sept - 15 Oct
QLD: 1 Oct - 22 Oct
SA: 2 Oct - 22 Oct
BYRON BAY: 9 Oct - 15 Oct
TAS: 16 Oct - 22 Oct

All this talk of the Italian Film Festival is making me hungry. Wanting to know where to get the best Southern Italian pasta you will ever taste? See my Blog for further details.

lavazza italian film festival

Special thanks to my good friend, Nitya for helping out with this review.

Visit the Festival Website for session times at:
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  10
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Bringing a dash of Mediterranean charisma to Australian cinemas
Where: Around Australia
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Foodi Photoh Classie
by Jen on 24/08/2018
by Jen on 29/08/2017
by Jen on 22/08/2016
by Jacqui Schneider on 09/09/2012
by Alyssa Fletcher on 21/09/2011
by on 10/08/2010
Top Events
Popular Articles