Italian Film Festival 2017

Opening Night: Let Yourself Go! (M) Friday 24 November, 6.30pm for 7.00pm. 

Tickets $25.00 (includes refreshments)

Director: Francesco Amato

Cast: Toni Servillo, Veronica Echegui, Luca Marinelli, Carla Signoris

1 hour 38 mins               Subtitled                Comedy 

There’s the older, more affluent and educated Elia (Toni Servillo), and the pretty young screwball Claudia (Verónica Echegui) who challenges his masculinity, social status, and general sense of well being, leading him on a merry chase around Rome that changes his life.

 

IGNORANCE IS BLISS (M) Saturday 25 November at 2.30pm

Director: Massimiliano Bruno

Cast: Marco Giallini, Alessandro Gassman, Valeria Bilello, Carolina Crescentini, Teresa Romagnoli

All Tickets $12.00

1 hour 42 mins               Subtitled               Comedy 

A rivalry forms between two teachers who are polar opposites: a strict, old-fashioned by-the-book instructor and his cheerful young counterpart interested in social media.

 

Fortunata (MA15+) Saturday 25 November at 4.30pm

Director: Sergio Castellitto 

Cast: Jasmine Trinca, Stefano Accorsi, Alessandro Borghi, Edoardo Pesce, Hanna Schygulla

All Tickets $12.00

1 hour 43 mins               Subtitled               Drama

The story of a young mother with a failed marriage behind her, who fights daily for her dream to open a hair salon, challenging her fate in an effort to free herself and gain independence and right to happiness.

 

It's All About Karma (PG) Sunday 26 November at 2.30pm

Director: Edoardo Maria Falcone

Cast: Elio Germano, Fabio De Luigi, Daniela Virgilio, Isabella Ragonese, Philippe Leroy

All Tickets $12.00

1 hour 27 mins               Subtitled               Comedy 

Giacomo is the heir of an industrial dynasty, but he is more interested in his thousand passions than in manaing the company. His life was marked by the death of his father when he was a child. The encounter with an esoterist will change Giacomo's life: in fact, he claims to have identified the current reincarnation of the father of giacomo. This is Mario, a very materialist man, only interested in money and full of debts. This seemingly absurd encounter will change both their lives.

 

Wife & Husband (M) Sunday 26 November at 4.30pm

Director: Simone Godano

Cast: Kasia Smutniak, Pierfrancesco Favino, Andrea Bruschi, Marta Gastini

All Tickets $12.00

1 hour 40 mins                        Subtitled                      Comedy 

Married for ten years, in full crisis, thinking about divorce.  But following a failed scientific experiment, they suddenly find one inside the body of the other.