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Win tickets to Pinocchio and Nina at Cinema Made In Italy


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.

To celebrate the arrival of Cinema Made In Italy 2013, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to both of the Sunday films, a special children’s screening of a new animated version of the classic Italian fairytale Pinocchio and the film that follows, Nina.

About Pinocchio

The carpenter Geppetto builds a marionette and names it Pinocchio. But, on his numerous adventures, the puppet runs into quite a bit of trouble. Fortunately, the tooth fairy comes to help, giving him a raven, an owl and a talking cricket.

Pinocchio later finds himself on the Island of Toys and is transformed into a donkey. After a brave escape, he ends up in the belly of a shark where he saves Geppetto, who was also swallowed by the shark while searching at sea for Pinocchio.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with dir. Enzo d’Alò and voice of the Fox Maricla Affatato.

About Nina

It’s August. The city is emptying. The survivors are few and far between. Among them, in the glare of that sun-blasted desert, we find Nina, a girl still far from her thirties, who has just attained her university degree and must now stay in Rome to continue her studies in preparation of an exam in September.

Her best friend asks her if she can take care of his parents’ depressed dog called Homer. The girl accepts and moves into her friend’s family house. It’s located in the odd, empty and out of scale neighborhood of EUR. People there seem to appear and disappear.

Everything is apparently motionless, with the sprawling spaces like uninhabited deserts. And yet, from this moment onward, a new and altogether magical period begins for the girl, one made of diverse encounters. A series of characters perennially in balance between mirage and reality, bespangle this strange summer.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with dir. Elisa Fuksas.

Win tickets

To win tickets to Pinocchio or Nina simply answer the following question and then state in your answer which of the two films you would prefer to see.

Q. Who directs Pinocchio?

Simply send the answer to Cinema Made in Italy competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Find out more about Cinema Made in Italy 2013 and the full diary of events