St Ali Italian Film Festival 2023

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Posted 2023-09-11 by Jenfollow

Tue 19 Sep 2023 - Wed 25 Oct 2023

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A regular on the Melbourne calendar of events, the Italian Film Festival is heading our way and will screen nationally in Australia from 19 September to 25 October 2023. Showcasing the best of contemporary cinema from Italy there's a whole selection of curated films to look forward to. Organised entirely by Palace, a 100% Australian-owned independent family business, the festival continues to maintain the quality of its selection in Italian cinema and most cherished classics. For more than two decades the festival has celebrated Italian language, culture and la dolce vita with an ever-growing audience. This year, the Festival Ambassador , the multi-talented Italian Australian food writer, actor, TV producer and Opera trained mezzo-soprano Silvia Colloca will be in attendance at the Opening Night Galas in Sydney and Melbourne.

Before the Festival officially commences, be among the first to experience a taste of the festival with an exclusive Processo Festival Preview of Italian box office hit comedy A Brighter Tomorrow on 13 September. Plus there's a special screening of a short film selection 10 Corti Italiani prior to the Festival's official opening as well. Follow the given link for dates in your state and reserve your seats now for this free screening. Do note this is a strictly 18 plus event. Be sure to check out all other special events that at times comes with an after party, a glass of Prosecco on arrival, or even a combo of antipasto box, Connoisseur gourmet ice cream and a glass of Prosecco or wine on arrival, depending which state you're in. Opening Night and Closing Night tickets sell out fast, so be sure to get in early. Save with an Bundle offer , or Group Bookings . You can download the program here .

This year's Retrospective centers on legendary actor Massimo Troisi , who started his career on stage and later Italian television, and finally moved to cinema in 1981. Troisi achieved widespread recognition with his debut film I’m Starting from Three , which he wrote, directed and starred in, before starring opposite Roberto Benigni in their 1984 classic Nothing Left to Do But Cry .In 1989, he starred alongside Marcello Mastroianni in Ettore Scola's Splendor , his last film The Postman during which he was seriously ill, and passed away a day after filming was complete. Relive, or be introduced to his genius in all four aforementioned films, which will be shown at the Festival

The gripping centrepiece film Kidnapped , comes direct from screening at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Based on incredible true events, this gripping historical drama from Marco Bellocchio follows the story of a young Jewish boy whose abduction by the Vatican fuelled outrage in 19th-century Italy and triggered a global scandal. A Cannes Jury Prize and four-time David di Donatello Awards winner, The Eight Mountains is this year's special presentation about an epic journey of friendship and self-discovery set in the breathtaking Italian alps. This year's lineup also has a great selection of documentaries, including The Circle , winner of Best Documentary at the 2023 David di Donatello Awards, which follows pupils of an Italian primary school for five years. This is not a documentary about children, but rather a reflection on the formation of our society, in a space where children listen and grow. There's so much to discover, be sure you scour the program and start creating your itinerary. Most importantly, get in early for tickets so as not to be disappointed.


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