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Cinema Made In Italy 2013: Line-up unveiled

Pinocchio

Preview by Jack Foley

CINEMA Made in Italy 2013 kicks off on March 6 at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington, celebrating the third edition of London’s Italian film festival.

The event, which has become an annual rendezvous, is organised by the Filmitalia Department of Istituto Luce Cinecittà in Rome and the Italian Cultural Institute in London.

It offers cinemagoers in the capital a five day showcase of the best recent Italian productions, never before screened in the UK.

The festival’s five day programme includes 10 new Italian films: a selection of eight titles made by Gianni Canova, Italian film critic, Professor of Cinema History and Dean of IULM University in Milan, and a special choice of two films by Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London.

The screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with directors and actors.

This is a unique chance for both the public and UK distributors to see Italian films that have not yet had exposure in the UK and a rare opportunity to catch up with brand new, cutting edge Italian cinema.

The festival will highlight the work of established talent such as Ferzan Ozpetek, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marco Tullio Giordana and Luigi Lo Cascio, as well as introducing a raft of new names to audiences here.

This year’s event also includes a special children’s screening of a new animated version of the classic Italian fairytale Pinocchio, screening on Sunday, March 10 at the family friendly time of 5pm.

Full listings:

Wednesday, March 6

6.30pm – Magnificent Presence (Magnifica Presenza) – 105 mins – Q&A with Ferzan Ozpetek (dir) and Elio Germano (act)

8.50pm – The Landlords (Padroni Di Casa) – 90 mins – Q&A with Edoardo Gabbriellini (dir), Elio Germano (act)

Thursday, March 7

6.30pm – Piazza Fontana: An Italian Conspiracy (Romanzo Di Una Strage) – 129 mins – Introduction by Luigi Lo Cascio (act)

8.50pm – The Ideal City (La Città Ideale) – 105mins – Q&A with Luigi Lo Cascio (dir and act)

Friday, March 8

6.30pm – Pretty Butterflies (Bellas Mariposas) – 100mins – Q&A with Salvatore Mereu (dir)

8.50pm – Balancing Act (Gli Equilibristi) – 100 mins – Q&A with Ivano De Matteo (dir)

Saturday, March 9

6.30pm – Ali Blue Eyes (Alì Ha Gli Occhi Azzuri) – 100 mins – Q&A with Claudio Giovannesi (dir)

8.50pm – Every Blessed Day (Tutti I Santi Giorni) – 102 mins – Q&A with Luca Marinelli (act)

Sunday, March 10

5pm – Pinocchio – 75 mins – Q&A with Enzo d’Alò (dir) and Maricla Affatato (Voice of the Fox)
Please note that Pinocchio will be shown in English

7.30pm NiNA – 80 mins – Q&A with Elisa Fuksas (dir) and Luca Marinelli (act)

Venue and box office information

Ciné Lumière, 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2DT

Tickets: £8-10 plus booking fee

Booking information: T 020 7073 1350 / Website