Italian Film Days
Italian cinema is coming to Cyprus, with a weeklong Film Festival presented by the Embassy of Italy in Cyprus in cooperation with the Italian film production company IMAGO, the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and the Pantheon Theatre in Nicosia. in the context of the “Italian Film Days” six among the most intriguing recent Italian films will be screened.
The official opening will take place at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol on Wednesday 19 September with the movie L’Esodo by emerging Italian filmmaker Ciro Formisano, who will be present at the screening along with actress Daniela Poggi, a mainstay of Italian cinema and television.
Program of Screenings @ Rialto Theatre (19 – 21/9)
Wednesday 19/9 -19:00 “L’esodo” & 21:00 “Amori che non sanno stare al mondo”
Thursday 20/9 - 19:00 “Nove lune e mezza” & 21:00 “Parlami di Lucy”
Friday 21/9 - 19:00 “Non è un paese per giovani” & 21:00 “Una questione privata”
L’Esodo (2017 ‧ Drama ‧ 104’)
Through the story of Francesca, a fifty-eight year old "exodata", played by Daniela Poggi, the film deals with one of the most current and dramatic Italian theme.
Director: Ciro Formisano
Screenplay: Ciro Formisano
Nominations: Nastro d'Argento for Best Story
Amori che non sanno stare al mondo - Stories of Love that Cannot Belong to this World (2017 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 92’)
After their long and passionate relationship ends, Claudia and Flavio have different ways of coming to terms with the loss.
Director: Francesca Comencini
Editor: Ilaria Fraioli
Producer: Domenico Procacci
Nominations: Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actor
Screenplay: Francesca Comencini, Francesca Manieri, Laura Paolucci
Nove lune e mezza (2017 ‧ Comedy ‧90’)
One sister wants children and can't have them, another can have them but doesn't want them. With help from one doctor they decide to do the unthinkable and live a double life in front of their family.
Director: Michela Andreozzi
Producer: Isabella Cocuzza
Screenplay: Michela Andreozzi
Cast: Claudia Gerini, Chiara Mastalli, Giorgio Pasotti, Michaela Andreozzi, Nunzia Schiano, Stefano Fresi. Nominations: Nastro d'Argento for Best Supporting Actor
Parlami by Lucy/ Occhi Occhi (2015 . Drama . 90’ )
The story of a mother forced to face a dark reality to save her child. Nicole is a woman who is careful to control her life down to the smallest details. Lucy, her daughter, is a solitary and problematic 8-year-old girl.
Director: Giuseppe Petitto
Scriptwriter: Giuseppe Petitto, Kim Gualino
Main characters: Antonia Liskova, Linda Mastrocarne, Michael Neuenschwander
NON E' UN PAESE PER GIOVANI by G. Veronesi: No Country for Young Men (2017 ‧ Comedy ‧105’)
Sandro and Luciano work as waiters, but they feel that their life in Italy has no perspective. They decide to travel to Cuba, to open an Italian restaurant…
Director: Giovanni Veronesi
Music composed by: Giuliano Sangiorgi
Cast: Sara Serraiocco
Producers: Arturo Paglia, Isabella Cocuzza, Antonia Nava
Screenplay: Giovanni Veronesi, Ilaria Macchia, Andrea Paolo Massara
Una questione privata - Rainbow: A Private Affair (2017 ‧ Drama/War ‧85’)
Three young people in an ill-fated love triangle get caught up in the turmoil of Italy's partisan resistance during World War II.
Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Story by: Beppe Fenoglio
Producers: Ermanno Olmi, Donatella Palermo, Serge Lalou, Elisabetta Olmi, Éric Lagesse
Music composed by: Giuliano Taviani, Carmelo Travia
Nominations: David di Donatello for Best Adapted Screenplay
The films are in Italian with English subtitles