cinema italiano festival 2020

9-15 january

A CASA TUTTI BENE / THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Thursday 9 January 8:00pm  FULL

Tickets $20 includes drinks and Ghiotti goody bag.

I cannot imagine a more prestigious ensemble cast in contemporary Italian cinema, all depicting one colourful family. The occasion is the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of the grandparents of a large Southern Italian family...

IO C’È / JUST BELIEVE  FULL

Friday 10 January 8:00pm

Italian star Edoardo Leo (Perfect Strangers) co-writes and Venice Film Festival award-winner Alessandro Aronadio directs this standout comedy about the power of believing - in yourself!...

QUANTO BASTA / AS NEEDED  FULL

Saturday 11 January 6:00pm

In this heartfelt all-Tuscan comedy from the writers of Tale of Tales and Perfect Strangers, Arturo, a talented chef with a troubled past is sentenced to teach a cooking class for young people...

FINCHE C'E PROSECO C'E SPERANZA / THE LAST PROSECCO

Sunday 12 January 8:00pm  FULL

The Last Prosecco is a sparkling comedic mystery adapted from Fulvio Ervas’ eponymous novel, set amidst the competitive Prosecco business in the Veneto region. There, an awkward detective (Giuseppe Battiston, Perfect Strangers CIF17), investigates the mysterious death of a gallant Count...

LA RAGAZZA NELLA NEBBIA / THE GIRL IN THE FOG

Monday 13 January 5:00pm  FULL

A hazy mountain village, a tight-knit community, an enigmatic detective. Donato Carrisi makes his directorial debut with this riveting adaptation of his best-selling eponymous novel, The Girl in the Fog, which sold over three million copies worldwide and made him one of Italy’s most beloved thriller authors...

I VILLANI

Tuesday 14 January 8:00pm  FULL

The film follows the lives of four characters, from sunrise to sunset, from the start to the end of their working day. Four "peasants" talking about agriculture, fishing, farming, cheese-making and family cooking...

PUOI BACIARE LO SPOSO / MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING

Wednesday 15 January 5:00pm  FULL

Based on the hit off-Broadway play, My Big Gay Italian Wedding is a merry comedy of matrimony, as newly engaged Antonio brings his fiance Paolo to his hometown to meet his headstrong parents. It is a quest to make a city founded on religious tradition understand that love is love...

8 ½

Sunday 19 January 8:00pm FULL

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8½ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for 8½ was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act...