Like the lingering embrace of a cherished lover, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival returns for its 14th season with a sensational line-up of 27 new titles and one superb classic guaranteed to beguile and inspire. Proudly sponsored by Lavazza, whose divine coffee blends delight coffee aficionados throughout Italy and Australia, this unashamedly romantic celebration of cinema will be held across Australia from early October to mid-November at 14 fabulous Palace locations.
And joining us in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane, will be the ravishing French/Italian actress Clara Ponsot – one of Europe’s most sought-after young stars – who will be presenting her new drama Cosimo and Nicole in which she plays a tempestuous young Frenchwoman opposite Italian heart-throb, Riccardo Scarmacio.
This year’s event will be book-ended by two extraordinary films, both of which pay homage to Rome…the eternal city. Starring the incomparable Toni Servillo, The Great Beauty, a critically lauded drama about love and regret from writer/director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, This Must Be the Place) will launch the Festival at Opening Night Galas in each state. And for Closing Night, we’re proud to be screening the1972 gem Fellini’s Roma, a gloriously vivid valentine, from the late, great director, Federico Fellini, to the city he adored.
Between these two evocative movies lies an unforgettable journey of love, laughter and raw human emotion that lays bare the many guises of the passionate, Italian soul.
The 2013 Lavazza Italian Film Festival will take place nationally at Palace Cinemas from 2nd October 2013.
For full dates, venues and programme visit: http://www.italianfilmfestival.com.au