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Italian Film Focus 19-26 November in Cape Town



Italian Film Focus 19-26 November in Cape Town
The Italian Film Focus 2015 (IFF), which will start next week-end and which will celebrate, this year, has reached its 15th edition. For cinema lovers, filmmakers and students of Cape Town, the IFF has already become an anticipated yearly event, showcasing the best of new Italian cinema selected among the films participating in the major European festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Rome.
This year’s edition is particularly rich: nine movies, two of which by celebrated directors Paolo e Vittorio Taviani and Cristina Comencini, plus novelties like E-Bola, the first educational movie about the epidemic that shocked Africa and the world, and the documentary When Italy Ate in Black and White, an original experiment of how to tell the story (and the philosophy) of Italian cuisine.
Once again IFF demonstrates that Italian cinema is alive and kicking, maintaining its unique capacity of telling stories and finding new paths, while remaining faithful to a long tradition that has given an outstanding contribution to world cinema and culture.
IFF is not only about the screening of newly released movies. Of particular significance is the attendance of directors, producers and screenwriters from Italy. Not only will their presence enrich the comprehension of the movies through the interaction with the public, but it will also give an opportunity for exchanging experiences and know-how between Italy and South Africa during workshops at UCT and AFTA Cinema School.
The Italian Consulate in Cape Town - together with the Italian Institute of Culture in Pretoria, Associazione Controluce and the Labia Theatre in Cape Town - is very pleased to contribute to the realization of the Italian Film Focus 2015, promoting Italian cinema as an essential aspect of the Italian culture. The admission fee has been lowered to R 20, making the films as accessible as possible to the broad public, plus 6 screenings will be free of charge, on a first-come first-served basis through RSVP.

Alfonso Tagliaferri
Consul of Italy in Cape Town

- For the 6 free screenings: please RSVP as soon as possible (Bettina 021/4623414, and specify which screenings you would like to attend; seating will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
- For the Saturday 21 November free screening at the SMAC Gallery there is no need to book, as the movie will be played as part of a broader reception.
- For the rest of the program: tickets available at the Labia Theatre, for reservations please call 021 424 5927.

Pdf downloads:

program page 1

Program page 2