2016 marks the sixth year of Cinema Made in Italy, an annual festival of Italian contemporary cinema, organised by Istituto Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with Ciné Lumière and with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute in London.
This year’s edition showcases nine titles selected by film experts Giorgio Gosetti and Adrian Wootton, reflecting the best of Italian production, from Anna by Giuseppe Gaudino which won Valeria Golino a Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at Venice Film Festival to Wondrous Boccaccio by Masters Taviani Brothers, freely inspired by The Decameron. Other highlights include The First Light by Vincenzo Marra starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Claudio Cupellini’s romance The Beginners with 2010 Cannes Best Actor Elio Germano and this year’s Italian entry for Oscars, Don’t Be Bad by Claudio Caligari.
To top it all off, directors and actors will attend on stage Q&As after the screenings.
Anna (Per amor vostro)
Thursday 10 March, 6.15pm
First Light (La prima luce)
Friday 11 March, 6.20pm
The Beginners (Alaska)
Friday 11 March, 8.50pm
Wondrous Boccacio (Maraviglioso Bocaccio)
Saturday 12 March, 6.00pm
God Willing (Se Dio vuole)
Saturday 12 March, 8.50pm
Don’t Be Bad (Non essere cattivo)
Sunday 13 March, 4.30pm
They Call Me Jeeg Robot (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot)
Sunday 13 March, 7.30pm
Long Live the Bride (Viva la sposa)
Monday 14 March, 6.30pm
Monday 14 March, 8.40pm
Venue: French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT