The usual Made in Italy film festival returns to London. The Lumière cinema in South Kensington, curated by the Istituto Luce-Cinecittà in Rome and with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London, will offer a programme that includes recently produced films as well as film classics. It begins with IF ONLY (Magari) by Ginevra Elkann, the young artist’s first feature film presented at the last Locarno Film Festival, the story of three brothers, aged between nine and fourteen, grappling with feelings, family, growth (and even religion). Among the other nine films on the programme is a cult psychological thriller, Liliana Cavani’s ‘Il portiere di notte’. The work, shot in 1974, is played by Charlotte Rampling and Dirk Bogarde. The screening of the films, selected by Adrian Wootton OBE, CEO of Film London and programme consultant for the BFI London Film Festival, will be followed by debates attended by the authors.
Italian Cultural Institute London