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Australia – the Lavazza Italian Film Festival starts tomorrow in Melbourne

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival (LIFF) kicks off in Melbourne tomorrow. This film festival has been bringing the best of Italian film production to Australia since 2000. Opening the festival will be the film “Let yourself go!” (“Lasciati andare”), directed by Francesco Amato and starring Tony Servillo. Other films to be screened include “Indivisible” (“Indivisibili”) by Edoardo De Angelis, “Lucky” (“Fortunata”) by Sergio Castellitto, “Questione di karma” by Edoardo Falcone, “Smetto quando voglio 2: Masterclass” by Sydney Sibilia, “Ignorance is bliss” (“Beata ignoranza”) by Massimiliano Bruno, and the classic “Life is beautiful” (“La vita è bella”) by Roberto Benigni, which will close the festival in Melbourne on 8 October. The Italian Film Festival was launched by Antonio Zeccola in 2000. He has managed to create the only example of a network of prestigious film theatres in Australia, which now includes more than one hundred theatres throughout the country. Other cities will be able to enjoy the festival, with films also being shown in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Hobart. Palace Cinema organised the project, in coordination with the Italian Cultural Institute in Melbourne, which is offering film tickets as prizes to its members and students.

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