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Italian Film Week in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Settimana del Cinema Italiano
Buenos Aires, Settimana del Cinema Italiano

The Italian Cultural Institute of Buenos Aires presents the tenth edition of the Italian Film Week, organised by Cinecittà with the support of the Italian Embassy and ICE (the Italian Trade Agency).

For the event, a selection of 12 prominent films of contemporary Italian cinema will be screened from Thursday 4 to Wednesday 10 April at the Cinépolis Recoleta Complex in the City of Buenos Aires, with important guests in attendance.

Paola Cortellesi, director and actress of There’s Still Tomorrow (original title: C’è ancora domani), the opening film of this year’s edition, will participate. Her film established itself as the biggest Italian box-office success and highest-grossing film in 2023, with almost 6 million spectators (surpassing films such as Barbie and Oppenheimer). It also won the Dragon Award Best International Film at the 2024 Gothenburg Film Festival and was the opening film at the Rome Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize and the Audience Award.

Other key figures of the Italian film industry will be present at the event, such as director Laura Luchetti of The Beautiful Summer (La bella estate) – an adaptation of a novel by Cesare Pavese – and Brando De Sica, director of Mimì, il principe delle tenebre, his debut film in the horror genre.

Other screenings will include Kidnapped (Rapito) by Marco Bellocchio, in official competition at Cannes, a period piece on religion and power; La chimera by Alice Rohrwacher, a multi-award winning film that competed in Cannes for the Palme d’Or; A Brighter Tomorrow (Il sol dell’avvenire) by Nanni Moretti; An Endless Sunday (Una sterminata domenica) by Alain Parroni; Fireworks (Stranizza D’amuri) by Giuseppe Fiorello, his first work as director; Nowhere (Invelle) by Simone Massi, his first animated film; Misericordia by Emma Dante; Enea by Pietro Castellitto, nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival; and I Told You So (Te l’avevo detto), a black comedy directed by Ginevra Elkann and featuring a leading actors in the Italian film industry.

 

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