12th Lavazza Italian Film Festival: Program Launch

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Festival season is well underway, with a plethora of unique showcases of films around the world yet to come before the end of the year.  The Lavazza Italian Film Festival is now in its twelfth year, kicking off with Luca Miniero’s Welcome to the South (Benvenuti al sud), a remake of the 2008 French hit Welcome to the Sticks. Bookending the event is actor John Turturro’s Passione.

Along with over 30 contemporary Italian titles, including Corpo Celeste straight from the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, horror fans can rejoice with a restrospective of Dario Argento’s Deep Red, Tenebrae and Suspiria.

Official Opening Night Selection
Welcome to the South (Benvenuti al sud) directed by Luca Miniero

Special Event Films
Escort in Love (Nessuno mi può giudicare) directed by Massimiliano Bruno
Basilicata Coast to Coast directed by Rocco Papaleo
A Family on the Verge (La belezza del somaro) directed by Sergio Castellitto

Closing Night Event
John Turturro’s Passione         

Contemporary Line-up:
18 Years Later (18 anni dopo) directed by Edoardo Leo
20 Cigarettes (20 sigarette) directed by Aureliano Amadei
The Ages of Love (Manuale d’amore 3) directed by Giovanni Veronesi
Another World
 (Un altro Mondo) directed by Silvio Muccino
Corpo Celeste directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Dark Love (L’amore buio) directed by Antonio Capuano
A Family on the Verge (La belezza del somaro) directed by Sergio Castellitto
The First Assignment (Il primo incarico) directed by Giorgia Cecere
Gorbaciòf (Gorbaciov-Il cassiere col vizio del gioco) dir. Stefano Incerti
The House by the Medlar Tree (Malavoglia) directed by Pasquale Scimeca
The Immature (Immaturi) directed by Paolo Genovese
Into Paradise (Into Paradiso) directed by Paola Randi
The Jewel (Il gioiellino) directed by Andrea Molaioli
Longlasting Youth (Le cose che restano) directed by Gianluca Maria Tavarelli
Lost Kisses (I baci mai dati) directed by Roberta Torre
The Passion (La passione) directed by Carlo Mazzacurati
Martino’s Summer (L’estate di Martino) directed by Massimo Natale
A Quiet Life (Una vita tranquilla) directed by Claudio Cupellini
School is Over (La scuola è finita) directed by Valerio Jalongo
A Second Childhood (Una sconfinata giovinezza) directed by Pupi Avati
Six Venice (Sei Venezia) directed by Carlo Mazzacurati
Sorelle Mai (Sorelle Mai) directed by Marco Bellocchio
The Thin Match Man (L’uomo fiammifero) directed by Marco Chiarini
We Believed (Noi credevamo) directed by Mario Martone
Whatsoeverly (Qualunquemente) directed by Giulio Manfredonia
The Woman of My Dreams (La donna della mia vita) directed by Luca Lucini 

Cult Vault presents the Cinema of Dario Argento
Deep Red (Profondo rosso)
Tenebrae (Tenebre)

Short Film
We Stick Together (Restare Uniti) directed by Julius Telmer


12th Lavazza Italian Film Festival runs from 15 September to 26 October 2011 in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Check http://www.italianfilmfestival.com.au/ for details.

  • Asad Mehmood

    italian Film festivel held by islamabad embassy which was very good wants to see more